BlackBerry keeps soaring; company reportedly wants "Google-like" buyer

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

BlackBerry (BBRY +9%) is now up 27% since Reuters first reported the company is thinking of going private. The company's enterprise value (excludes $3.1B in cash/investments) has grown to $3B.

While Prem Watsa reportedly talks to both P-E firms and "industry players" about a deal, the NY Post reports BlackBerry would prefer to be acquired by a "Google-like" buyer rather than a P-E firm. One source speculates Amazon (AMZN - believed to be interested back in 2011, and possibly able to leverage BlackBerry's NOCs to bolster AWS) could be an option.

AllThingsD reports Silver Lake "has no interest in working with Watsa or BlackBerry" on a bid.

Another upgrade has come in: Scotia Capital has lifted shares to Outperform.

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