The Aquilini family would like to buy Freedom Mobile from Rogers

One of Vancouver’s largest organizations could consider expanding into telecommunications.

Investment group Aquilini is reportedly attempting to buy Freedom Mobile from Rogers, which would add a new telecommunications component to its portfolio.

The group currently operates in six sectors: office spaces, energy and subsidiaries, agriculture, sports and leisure, food and hospitality, and life. He is best known for owning the Vancouver Canucks, but other businesses include the Toptable Group, which operates many notable food establishments in Vancouver like Elisa and Thierry.

An investigation by Globe and Mail reporter Alexandra Posadzki (who you might recognize from Netflix’s recent documentary series trust no one: The Hunt for the Crypto King) cites three unnamed sources in its story that say the Aquilini family is in talks with Rogers and is seeking to acquire Freedom Mobile.

Two sources told Posadzki that the family was trying to find funding for Freedom by going to banks.

The Aquilini Group already has a close relationship with Rogers for years. Rogers owns the naming rights to the Canucks’ home arena, Rogers Arena, changing the name to General Motors Place in 2010. Canucks television and radio broadcasts are also owned exclusively by Sportsnet and Sportsnet 650, both of which are owned by Rogers.

Freedom Mobile is for sale as part of Shaw’s takeover by Rogers, Posadzki reports, and if Aquilini were to acquire it, it would add a new telecommunications sector to the group’s portfolio.

Aquilini Investment Group did not respond to a request from Daily Hive for more information.

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