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List of mergers and acquisitions by BlackBerry

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


Date Company Business Country Value (USD) References
10 June 2006 Slipstream Data Inc. Data Compression
Undisclosed [1]
23 January 2009 Certicom Cryptography
Undisclosed [2]
30 January 2009 Chalk Media Software
$23,125,000[3] [4]
5 June 2009 Dash Navigation Car Navigation Systems  United States Undisclosed [5]
24 August 2009 Torch Mobile WebKit Mobile Browser
Undisclosed [6]
26 March 2010 Viigo News / Data aggregation
Undisclosed [7]
9 April 2010 QNX Software Systems Unix like OS
$200 million[8] [9][10]
24 August 2010 Cellmania App store software maker  United States Undisclosed [11]
8 September 2010 Documents To Go and other assets Office suite  United States $50 million [12]
2 December 2010 The Astonishing Tribe Interface wizards  Sweden $150 million [13]
14 February 2011 Gist Professional contact manager  United States Undisclosed [14]
25 March 2011 tinyHippos Mobile web development
Undisclosed [15]
27 April 2011 Social calendaring
Undisclosed [16]
7 June 2011 Scoreloop Social gaming  Germany $71 Million [17]
2 May 2011 Ubitexx Mobile device management  Germany Undisclosed [18]
22 July 2011 Jaycut Video editing  Sweden Undisclosed [19]
7 October 2011 NewBay Content provider  Ireland $100 Million [20]
8 March 2012 Paratek RF multi-band handsets  United States Undisclosed [21]
29 July 2014 Secusmart GmbH Voice and Data Encryption  Germany Undisclosed [22]
11 September 2014 Movirtu Virtual SIM solutions  India Undisclosed [23]


  1. ^ Lysecki, Sarah. "RIM quietly buys Slipstream Data for compression technology". Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Certicom Corp. Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Certicom blog. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Research In Motion Ltd acquires Chalk Media Corp". 
  5. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Dash Navigation Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Dash Navigation blog. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Torch Mobile Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Torch Mobile blog. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  7. ^ Duryee, Tricia. "RIM Acquires BlackBerry-App Maker Viigo". gigaom. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ Staff writer. "Research In Motion to Acquire QNX Software Systems from Harman International". QNX Software Systems. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  10. ^ Hachman, Mark (9 April 2010). "RIM Buys QNX to Tie Phones to Cars".  
  11. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Cellmania Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Cellmania blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Bradley, Tony. "RIM Buys "Documents To Go", But Microsoft Missed Out". PC world. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  13. ^ Blomdahl, Paul. "TAT JOINS A LARGER TRIBE". The TAT Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Gingras, Marc. "Gist Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". Gist blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  15. ^ Gingras, Marc. "tinyHippos Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". TinyHippos blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  16. ^ Gingras, Marc. "RIM Acquires". Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Lessard, Tyler. "RIM Welcomes Scoreloop". Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "RIM Announces Multi-Platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution for Smartphones and Tablets". Research In Motion. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "RIM Acquires JayCut". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "Newbay Is Now Part Of Research In Motion (RIM)". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  21. ^ "RIM Acquires Paratek". BB4Life Blog. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "RIM Acquires Paratek". 
  23. ^ "BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu to Improve Adoption of BYOD and COPE". 

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