The two men who founded
"In light of [BlackBerry's] recent announcement that its board of directors has formed a special committee to explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale, the reporting persons are considering all available options with respect to their holdings of the shares, including, without limitation, a potential acquisition of all the outstanding shares of the issuer that they do not currently own, either by themselves or with other interested investors," the men said in a regulatory filing with the
Their filing comes amid increasing corporate interest in the company, which last month reported a nearly
BlackBerry was betting the devices would help it catch up with
But investors and analysts are unconvinced Fairfax will be able to finance the offer, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported.
Lazaridis and Fregin aren't working with Fairfax, at least for now, people close to the matter told the newspapers.
In addition, technology giants, including Google Inc.,
It's not clear if any of these companies will bid.
Lazaridis and Fregin, who own a company that invests in quantum computing technology, had no immediate comment. BlackBerry declined to comment.
The two men, who have known each other since fifth grade, founded
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