List of mergers and acquisitions by BlackBerry

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BlackBerry Ltd. (formerly Research in Motion (RIM)) is a Canadian multinational communications corporation, founded in 1995. It is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.

Acquisitions[edit]

Date Company Business Country Value (USD) References
22 February 2005 Nextair Inc. Mobile App Design Studio and Apps  Canada Undisclosed 32
10 March 2006 Ascendent Systems Enterprise voice mobility solutions  United States Undisclosed [1]
10 June 2006 Slipstream Data Inc. Data Compression  Canada Undisclosed [2]
22 November 2006 Epoch Integration Wireless network firm  Canada Undisclosed [3]
23 January 2009 Certicom Cryptography  Canada Undisclosed [4]
30 January 2009 Chalk Media Software  Canada $23,125,000[5] [6]
13 February 2009 Alt-N Technologies Mail transfer agent  United States Undisclosed [7]
5 June 2009 Dash Navigation Car Navigation Systems  United States Undisclosed [8]
24 August 2009 Torch Mobile WebKit Mobile Browser  Canada Undisclosed [9]
26 March 2010 Viigo News / Data aggregation  Canada Undisclosed [10]
9 April 2010 QNX Software Systems Unix like OS  Canada $200 million[11] [12][13]
24 August 2010 Cellmania App store software maker  United States Undisclosed [14]
8 September 2010 Documents To Go and other assets Office suite  United States $50 million [15]
2 December 2010 The Astonishing Tribe Interface wizards  Sweden $150 million [16]
14 February 2011 Gist Professional contact manager  United States Undisclosed [17]
25 March 2011 tinyHippos Mobile web development  Canada Undisclosed [18]
27 April 2011 Tungle.me Social calendaring  Canada Undisclosed [19]
7 June 2011 Scoreloop Social gaming  Germany $71 Million [20]
2 May 2011 Ubitexx Mobile device management  Germany Undisclosed [21]
22 July 2011 Jaycut Video editing  Sweden Undisclosed [22]
7 October 2011 NewBay Content provider  Ireland $100 Million [23]
8 March 2012 Paratek RF multi-band handsets  United States Undisclosed [24]
May 2013 Scroon Social marketing company  France Undisclosed [25]
29 July 2014 Secusmart GmbH Voice and Data Encryption  Germany Undisclosed [26]
11 September 2014 Movirtu Virtual SIM solutions  United Kingdom Undisclosed [27]
21 April 2015 WatchDox Ltd. Enterprise data sync and share  Israel Undisclosed [28]
22 July 2015 AtHoc, Inc. Networked crisis communications  United States Undisclosed [29]
4 August 2015 Good Technology Mobile Security Provider  United States $425 Million [30]
19 February 2016 Encription Ltd. Cybersecurity services  United Kingdom Undisclosed [31]

References[edit]

General
Specific

In February 2005, RIM secretly acquires its first software company in order to ensure that a new technology on how to author and then how to distribute mobile applications could be brought to market without encroaching on Nextair's solid patents. The company signs a deal with Nextair's CEO to keep them confidential, and RIM convinces Nextair to accept. Proof of Acquisition https://www.blackberrycentral.com/news/article/interview-tim-neil/

  1. ^ "RIM Acquires Ascendent Systems - Press Releases". press.blackberry.com. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  2. ^ Lysecki, Sarah. "RIM quietly buys Slipstream Data for compression technology". ITbusiness.ca. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Middleton, James. "RIM buys Epoch Integration". Telecoms.com. http://telecoms.com/. Retrieved 2015-10-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Certicom Corp. Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Certicom blog. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "RIM to Acquire Chalk Media Corp.". Waterloo, ON and Vancouver, BC: Research In Motion Limited. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2013. Research In Motion Limited (“RIM”) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Chalk Media Corp. (“Chalk”) (TSXV: CKM) today announced that the two companies have entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) for RIM to acquire Chalk, a publicly held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an all-cash transaction at a price per share of CDN $0.142, or CDN $23,125,000. 
  6. ^ "Research In Motion Ltd acquires Chalk Media Corp". 
  7. ^ "Alt-N No Longer a Subsidiary of RIM but MDaemon BES Support to Continue - BerryReview". BerryReview. https://google.com/+Berryreview. Retrieved 2015-10-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Dash Navigation Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Dash Navigation blog. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  9. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Torch Mobile Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Torch Mobile blog. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  10. ^ Duryee, Tricia. "RIM Acquires BlackBerry-App Maker Viigo". gigaom. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Update 2: RIM to Acquire QNX – Terms of the Deal". VDC Research Group, Inc. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2011. The Ottawa Citizen reported today that RIM will be paying $200M (USD) cash, based on a Harman Industries International regulatory filing, to acquire QNX Software Systems from Harman International. To read the complete Form 8-K filing by Harman International. 
  12. ^ Staff writer. "Research In Motion to Acquire QNX Software Systems from Harman International". QNX Software Systems. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  13. ^ Hachman, Mark (9 April 2010). "RIM Buys QNX to Tie Phones to Cars". PC Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2011. Research in Motion said Friday that it had signed a deal with Harman International to acquire its QNX Software Systems unit to help tie its BlackBerry smartphones to car navigation systems. Terms of the deal were not announced. It is expected to close within 30 to 45 days if it passes regulatory approvals. 
  14. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Cellmania Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Cellmania blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  15. ^ Bradley, Tony. "RIM Buys "Documents To Go", But Microsoft Missed Out". PC world. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  16. ^ Blomdahl, Paul. "TAT JOINS A LARGER TRIBE". The TAT Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Gist Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Gist blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  18. ^ Gingras, Marc. "tinyHippos Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". TinyHippos blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  19. ^ Gingras, Marc. "RIM Acquires Tungle.me". Tungle.me Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  20. ^ Lessard, Tyler. "RIM Welcomes Scoreloop". Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "RIM Announces Multi-Platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution for Smartphones and Tablets". Research In Motion. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "RIM Acquires JayCut". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Newbay Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  24. ^ "RIM Acquires Paratek". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  25. ^ Connors, Will. "BlackBerry Bought Small Social-Media Company in May". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  26. ^ "RIM Acquires Paratek". 
  27. ^ "BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu to Improve Adoption of BYOD and COPE". 
  28. ^ "BlackBerry Acquiring WatchDox to Bolster Mobile Content Security and Enterprise Collaboration". 
  29. ^ "BlackBerry to Buy Crisis-Communications Software Firm AtHoc". 
  30. ^ "BlackBerry to Buy Good Technology Firm". 
  31. ^ "BLACKBERRY LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL CYBERSECURITY SERVICES PRACTICE TO EXPAND PORTFOLIO -". press.blackberry.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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