10/10/2013

Amid concerns that Fairfax Financial Group might not be able to finance its tentative $4.7 billion buyout of BlackBerry, the company reportedly is warming to the idea of selling itself in pieces, according to a published report. Even if Fairfax found the funding, some experts believe it would be more lucrative for BlackBerry to sell its valuable assets to the highest bidders. "If you break up the company, you're going to get more than the company is worth right now," said Sachin Shah of Albert Fried & Co. Also, Canada's Rogers Communications has reversed course and agreed to sell BlackBerry's Z30 flagship phone following a wave of consumer demand for the handset.

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