BlackBerry co-founder considers bid to buy company -filing

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(Corrects to show Lazaridis now controls, rather than holdsdirect ownership of, 8 percent of the company's shares inparagraph 2)

TORONTO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis has increased his stake in thestruggling smartphone maker and is considering buying the entirecompany, according to a securities filing on Thursday.

Lazaridis, who now controls 8 percent of the company, hasengaged Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners LLC to assist witha strategic review of his stake. He held almost 5.7 percent asof the end of 2012, according to Thomson Reuters data. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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