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The Prophet 10-17-2013 04:39 PM

Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
Now there are three possible acquirers ....

Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry | PCWorld

NJBlackBerry 10-17-2013 04:56 PM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
I think this is a non-starter. Both the Canadian and US Governments would object.

dc/dc 10-17-2013 05:25 PM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
Yep.

aiharkness 10-17-2013 06:28 PM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
And I object! That would make me put down the Kool-Aid.

Dubdub 10-17-2013 10:45 PM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
The current administration wouldn't give a flip about it. Not an issue they are concerned about nor one they understand.

The Prophet 10-18-2013 05:39 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
I may be wrong, but I do not think that The Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. (CFIUS) has any jurisdiction here

Can't comment about Canadian rules on foreign investment

dc/dc 10-18-2013 06:46 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
It's the security folks that would be concerned.

stevetaz 10-18-2013 06:49 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Prophet (Post 1808696)
I may be wrong, but I do not think that The Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. (CFIUS) has any jurisdiction here

Can't comment about Canadian rules on foreign investment

And you think that would stop them from making their views known? LOL....

ZombieBerry 10-18-2013 07:50 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stevetaz (Post 1808701)
And you think that would stop them from making their views known? LOL....

They have 0 say. Just like Allstream.

mseguin42 10-18-2013 10:07 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
WSJ posted this. It seems CFIUS believes they have a say.

A Lenovo-BlackBerry Deal Would Get a U.S. Review - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com

And I'd be willing to bet the Canadian government will want their say too.

ZombieBerry 10-18-2013 10:59 AM

Re: Report: Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry
 
CFIUS can believe whatever they like. Last time the US government got involved with BB was in 2009, when Obama was allowed to keep his BB as long as his messages conformed to the Presidential Records Act.

The Canadian Government, under the Investment Canada Act, can and will, when necessary, prevent the sale of any asset which it classifies as a National Security interest.


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