Possible buyout of BlackBerry by Canadian firms gains momentum

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

Alberta Investment Management would think about investing in BlackBerry (BBRY) if the company were to go private.

It's early days," AIMCo CEO Leo De Bever said. "No one has approached us with anything that is baked.

AIMCo's public interest adds to that of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as well as to a report that Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial (FRFHF.PK) is is "exploring ways" to take the company private. Watsa resigned from BlackBerry's board after it formed a special committee to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale. Fairfax is BlackBerry's largest shareholder.

More on BlackBerry