This morning I remembered that today was the day, BlackBerry was to take a decision on the sale of the company plan to Fairfax for 4,700 million dollars. Canadians have been officially reported that the agreement is broken and there is change of strategy. A very important detail: Fairfax Financial has failed to meet the agreed figure, though neither is clear the amount, and probably not reached an agreement with the same.
Everything points to BlackBerry now will find buyer, since the company will receive an investment of 1,000 million dollars, which we understand related Fairfax Financial and other investors. In fact, Prem Watsa, Fairfax CEO, will become Director of BlackBerry.
Thorsten Heins is no longer CEO
We have another important news that Thorsten Heins leaves his position at the company, together other senior executives. No longer the CEO, giving way to John S. Chen – will be CEO interim-, who occupied the same post in Sybase. Temporary responsibility is the organizing short term company strategy.
John S. Chen has get to Sybase from a similar experience, transforming the company. Also a process opens to search for a new CEO.
Today’s announcement represents a significant vote of confidence to long-term in Blackberry and its future by this group of major investors. Barbara Stymiest, BlackBerry
All the big names that had come to the fore these past few days, disappear temporarily from the map. We remind you that they were interested in BlackBerry: Qualcomm, – historically related to buy – Lenovo, Google, Intel, LG, Samsung or even Facebook.