BlackBerry more open to company breakup

BlackBerry, a Canada based struggling smartphone manufacturer, had been more open to a company breakup amid concerns that its biggest shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd would not be able to find funds or partners for a proposed USD4.7 billion buyout deal.

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BlackBerry's server business key to survival

At the height of its business, BlackBerry servers provided supported its devices with secure email technology, which now is key to its survival.

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Blackberry shares increase following news on potential buyers

BlackBerry shares rose last Monday after reports of potential strategic buyers taking interest in the struggling smartphone maker, said a Reuters report.

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Google, SAP and Cisco in discussions about BlackBerry deal - sources

Google, SAP and Cisco had been in discussions to possible acquire struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, said a Reuters report.

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Rumors of Cerberus interest in BlackBerry caused share price to increase

BlackBerry's shares increased because of rumored interest from Cerberus Capital.

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Blackberry to pay for a rare breakup fee

According to a Bloomberg report, BlackBerry became so desperate to find a possible buyer for the struggling smartphone maker which resulted to an agreement to pay its biggest shareholder a rare breakup fee.

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BlackBerry may exit smartphone market

After more than dismal last quarter financial reports, BlackBerry is contemplating its exit from the smartphone market.

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Industry watchers say BlackBerry's move away from consumers would hasten smartphone's decline

Industry watchers did not look too kindly on BlackBerry's move to focus on its enterprise customers.

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Analysts, industry execs weigh in on Fairfax Blackberry offer

Analysts and industry executives gave their take on the USD 4.7 billion buyout offer for BlackBerry on Reuters Instant View.

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Last quarter sales take a nosedive as Blackberry continues privatization plan

BlackBerry sales continued to plunge even as the company seeks a USD 4.7 billion privatization deal.

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Fairfax CEO confident of success of bid for BlackBerry

Prem Watsa, the Canadian Warren Buffett, expressed confidence as to his consortium's bid for the floundering Canadian smartphone maker.

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Fairfax seeking equity investors for BlackBerry bid

The USD4.7 billion bid by Fairfax for BlackBerry would be backed up by loans, equity investments and its own shares in the smartphone maker.

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BlackBerry worth 20% of book value

BlackBerry's valuation by Fairfax Holdings was set at 20% the book value, including cash.

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BlackBerry buyout bid pegged at USD4.7 billion

Fairfax Holdings formalized a bid for BlackBerry at USD9 per share.

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Fairfax sets floor for BlackBerry

BlackBerry signed a tentative deal to be acquired by a consortium led by the company's biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

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