The firm is negotiating a confidentiality agreement with Blackberry to allow it access to extra financial data according to Bloomberg, which cited a person with knowledge of the matter.
Fairfax Financial Holdings, Blackberry’s largest shareholder, made a $4.7bn offer as head of a consortium last month, but has not yet raised financing for the deal.
Reports last month indicated private equity firms and other suitors for BlackBerry were more interested in bidding for parts of the smartphone maker rather than the whole company.
Buyout firms are interests in BlackBerry’s operating system and the patents around its keyboard according to Reuters sources, but interest in buying the company as a whole appears to be “tepid”.
However, one of the sources said an unnamed Canadian pension fund could team up with another investor to acquire the whole business.
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