Who Will Acquire RIM? [Infographic]
In 2007 Research in Motion was at the height of its success, praised as Canada’s most profitable company and the clear market leader in mobile technology. But in just five short years, RIM now finds itself at a cross roads. With crumbling investor confidence and stock prices trading at an all time low, RIM is now charged with the mighty task of overturning its rapid decline. Many different strategic options are on the table, but which one will RIM embrace?
One option that has sparked much conversation is the possibility of an acquisition. Despite some harsh media coverage, experts acknowledge that RIM still retains value and should not be overlooked as a strategic acquisition target. In the last five years, RIM has worked hard to build its market share, user base and intellectual property assets, particularly in the enterprise space.
Among the companies that could be interested (or can afford) to acquire RIM are Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon.com, Microsoft, Samsung, HTC and Nokia. However, will they “pull the trigger” is a whole different story. Honestly, I doubt any of the companies mentioned here need RIM. Here’s how it all comes together in an infographic, prepared by the good folks of Firmex.