Deals Rumor Mill: BlackBerry, Anadarko, Telefonica

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 1:26 PM EST) -- BlackBerry Ltd.'s preliminary plans to sell itself to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., its largest shareholder, fell apart after Fairfax couldn't seal a financing package to back its go-private bid, Bloomberg reported over the weekend. The Canadian smartphone manufacturer said Monday that it would ditch sale plans and instead take a $1 billion investment from Fairfax and other unspecified investors, but a buyout might not be off the table just yet. Bloomberg reported that BlackBerry's board will continue to vet prospective buyers now that it has the...
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