Rogers Communications Inc. says it has bought data centre company Blackiron Data from Primus Telecommunications Group for $200-million in cash.
Blackiron has a total of eight data centres in Toronto, Ottawa, London, Edmonton and Vancouver and 132 employees who will join Rogers.
Rogers said the deal will allow it to improve its enterprise-level data centre and cloud computing services.
“The cloud continues to enable businesses to innovate and evolve in a dynamic market,” said Terry Canning, senior vice-president of Rogers Business Solutions.
“This acquisition presents Rogers with a significant growth opportunity in the business-to-business market that aligns with our overall enterprise strategy.”
In 2012, Blackiron Data reported revenue of $33.7-million (U.S.) and earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amoritization of $13-million.
Rogers offers cable television and Internet services as well as wireless communications.
The company’s media operations include radio and television broadcasting, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media.Report Typo/Error