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BlackBerry founders mull takeover of struggling firm

BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering taking over the struggling smartphone company as it searches for a buyer.

BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering taking over the firm. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr Lazaridis said that he and Mr Fregin are looking to potentially acquire the 92%of the shares they do not currently own, either by themselves or with other interested parties.

The filing said the pair own 8% of BlackBerry.