The two are planning to purchase the 92% of BlackBerry shares that they don’t already own. They have hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Centerview Partners to help them with the purchase. BlackBerry has considered a possible sale as well as a break-up. The company has recently laid off 4,500 employees and posted almost $1 billion in losses last quarter. Also interested in purchasing BlackBerry is Fairfax Financial Holdings (FRFHF), which owns about 10% of the company and is its largest shareholder. The company has considered buying BlackBerry for $4.7 billion, or $9 a share. Both the founders and Fairfax don’t intend to breaking up the company and are instead interested in stabilizing it, reports the Associated Press.
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