October 10, 2013 Last Updated 4:19 pm

BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis considering bid to buy company

A number of news outlets, including Reuters, are reporting that BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis is considering a bid to buy the beleaguered smartphone company.

“Lazaridis, who now controls 8 percent of the company, has engaged Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners LLC to assist with a strategic review of his stake. He held almost 5.7 percent as of the end of 2012, according to Thomson Reuters data.” the Reuters report states.

Up until now the likely buyer was its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

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