“BlackBerry identified several companies off a potential takeover ‘




Again, rumors abound that several companies are interested, or have had, a takeover of BlackBerry. The Canadian smartphone maker would have rejected several companies in recent months. Samsung would have been EUR 6.4 billion on the table.

According to sources from the Canadian newspaper The Globe And Mail have in recent months been several companies that have expressed interest in BlackBerry. To a takeover, however it does not, according to the sources: all potential buyers are rejected because BlackBerry would not want to sell themselves. BlackBerry leaders were of the opinion that the further unnamed interested companies have offered low amounts for a takeover. According to The Globe And Mail it is a ‘handful’ businesses. Instead of a takeover BlackBerry focuses on the development of a strategy for the long term.

Shortly before the news of The Globe and Mail stated to Reuters that Samsung already interested in a takeover of BlackBerry. The Korean company would therefore have an amount of 6.4 billion euros. Especially the patent portfolio of BlackBerry would be interesting for Samsung. However, both companies denied that talks are ongoing or have been.

The recent rumors are the umpteenth time that there come reports of a possible takeover of BlackBerry. Several companies would have been interested in the past, though never publicly BlackBerry something released. Through years of declining sales and disappointing financial results would be an acquisition in the past have been seriously considered. Eventually BlackBerry nevertheless decided to stand on their own feet, so read the rumors.


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