New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP is looking at BlackBerry Ltd. in a possible acquisition, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The New York firm plans to sign an agreement with BlackBerry so that it can see the smartphone maker's financials, WSJ reported. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry said last month that it is seeking a sale and plan to go private through a tentative offer from Toronto investment firm FairFax Financial Holdings Ltd., which proposes to lead investors in an acquisition for $4.7 billion US, or $9 US per share. FairFax has now officially submitted a draft takeover agreement to BlackBerry, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. If a foreign-owned company proposes a deal to acquire BlackBerry, the Conservative federal cabinet would have to approve it under the Investment Canada Act. BlackBerry, which has said it will stop selling its phones to consumers and focus on the business market, reported a second-quarter loss last month of $965 million US, mostly due to unsold BB10 smartphones. The Canadian Press reported Thursday that Rogers Communications Inc. said it will not stock BlackBerry’s Z30 model when it becomes available in Canada Oct. 15. Rogers currently carries BlackBerry’s Z10, Q10, and Q5 models. BlackBerry's forecasted restructuring costs related to layoffs have also risen to $400 million US, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday, as reported by Bloomberg. The $400 million charge is about four times what the company previously forecasted as it cuts its staff by about 40 per cent, or 4,500 employees, down to a total of about 7,000.