7 founders who wanted their companies back

BlackBerry isn't the only business whose creators want to buy it back. A look at other attempts through the years.



Founded in 1984, the Canadian smartphone company's products were once veritable status symbols. But after failing to keep pace with competition like Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500), BlackBerry (BBRY) saw its market share dwindle drastically. More recently, it reported a $1 billion quarterly loss spurred by lukewarm sales of new devices.

This October, co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin announced in a regulatory filing that they were considering making a bid for 92% of the company they don't currently own, either by themselves or with the aide of other interested parties.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 14 2013 07:51 AM ET
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