Rogers Communications Acquires Toronto Blue Jays

Rogers Communications Inc. recently completed its purchase of an 80 per cent interest in Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club from Labatt Brewing Company Limited, a subsidiary of Interbrew SA (Belgium), for approximately US$110 million. Interbrew, the second-largest brewer in the world in terms of volume, retains a 20 per cent stake in the franchise.

Rogers was represented by its general counsel, David Miller, and a team from Lang Michener of Albert Gnat, Q.C., Carl De Vuono, James Musgrove, John Payne, Peter Giddens and James Stranges. Labatt was represented by its in-house counsel, Larry Innanen, and a team from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP of Craig Thorburn, Jim Hausman, Leslie Morgan, Carlos Cerqueira, Peter Viitre and Kate McPhail.


Albert Gnat Peter Viitre James Stranges Carl A. De Vuono James B. Musgrove James S. Hausman Craig C. Thorburn Kate McPhail Peter Giddens Carlos A. Cerqueira John C. Payne