Deals Rumor Mill: BlackBerry, Smithfield, Amgen

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT) -- BlackBerry Ltd. is growing increasingly open to the idea of going private in a move that could help it shore up business out of the public eye, sources told Reuters on Friday. The beleaguered smartphone maker has not officially launched a sale process, though its board’s consideration of a potential deal signals a major perspective shift amid continued financial difficulties for the company, whose fall has been spectacular. BlackBerry’s current $4.8 billion market value sits at just a fraction of its 2008 peak of $84 billion...
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