MacDonald Is a Persona Grata

Dean T. MacDonald has joined Persona Inc. as CEO.

MacDonald had been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rogers Cable Inc.

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. announced Friday that an investor group it assembled, which includes TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners and CIBC Capital Partners, completed its acquisition of Persona for $305 million.

Persona is Canada's sixth-largest cable operator, with 663 systems serving some 220,000 subscribers.