Deals Rumor Mill: BlackBerry, Alibaba, Lloyds

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT) -- The top executive at Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has reached out to several leading Canadian and U.S. pension and private equity funds hoping to nail down help financing a proposed $4.7 billion BlackBerry Ltd. buyout, the Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday. Fairfax, which signed a letter of intent to acquire the erstwhile smartphone maker on Monday, is hoping to bring in more than $1 billion in equity investments from institutional investors. The preliminary takeover proposal hinges on a number of conditions, and proving it has...
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