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Blackberry logos and flags are seen at the company's offices in Waterloo, Ont.
Blackberry logos and flags are seen at the company's offices in Waterloo, Ont.
(MATTHEW SHERWOOD FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Sizing up Fairfax’s partners in BlackBerry’s big debt deal

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. released the names of the partners willing to pony up cash for BlackBerry’s $1-billion (U.S.) debt financing. It’s pretty easy to see why most of them are at the table.

The rationale for each of the five other players:

Canso Investment Counsel

Size of investment: $300-million (the largest of all six investors)