Veritas Capital

BlackBerry receives potential takeover offer from Veritas Capital

Potential BlackBerry takeover offer is still subject to negotiation and approval

BlackBerry has received a potential takeover offer from Veritas Capital, a private equity firm, who have expressed an interest in acquiring the entire company.

As a result of the potential takeover offer, BlackBerry’s stock has experienced a significant increase of 47% year-to-date. At the time of the last check, the stock was trading at $4.89, reflecting a 10.6% increase.

Veritas Capital is a private investment firm with over two decades of experience and have completed more than 100 acquisitions.

Veritas invest in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology or technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. Leveraging technology to make a positive impact across vitally important areas, such as healthcare, education, and national security, is core to Veritas.

We are proud stewards of national assets, helping to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing cost, advance our educational system, and protect our nation and allies.

However, it is crucial to note that the potential takeover offer is still subject to negotiation and approval, and there is no guarantee that it will be finalized.

In June, BlackBerry reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, exceeding market expectations. The company generated $373 million in revenue, surpassing the consensus estimate of $160.35 million.

The revenue breakdown revealed $45 million from IoT, $93 million from cybersecurity, and $235 million from licensing and other revenue streams.

Additionally, BlackBerry reported adjusted earnings of 6 cents per share, outperforming the projected loss of 5 cents per share.

Representatives for Veritas and BlackBerry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.