Lenovo Clarifies RIM Acquisition Speculation

by Todd Haselton | January 28, 2013

Last week Lenovo’s chief financial officer made a statement that explicitly stated the firm has some form of interest in acquiring RIM. Specifically, he said Lenovo is “looking at all opportunities – RIM and many others.” The company’s public relations team is now trying to clarify that comment, however.

“We are aware that Lenovo’s CFO Waiming was speaking broadly about M&A strategy in a recent interview,” the company said in a statement provided to TNW. “RIM was raised as a potential target by the journalist and Mr. Wong repeatedly answered in a manner consistent with all of our previous statements on M&A strategy: Lenovo is very focused on growing its business, both organically and through M&A. When inorganic ideas arise, we explore them to see if there is a strategic fit.”

RIM also issued a statement reiterating its focus on BlackBerry 10 and its next-generation devices. Still, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard buzz around a possible RIM acquisition, and we doubt it will be the last.



Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...