Palm Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM), Huawei : What it will mean for Huawei?

By now, most sites was already highlighting about Huawei as a potential buyer for Palm Inc.

Many sites have also discussed the various advantage if Company XYZ acquires Palm.

That push me to think a little bit more about Huawei.

So far, most sites have talked about Huawei’s attempt to go into the mobile business and Palm will provide a great platform to build on.

However, if we are to take a step back and think. If you are the bankers, will this be the way you will try to sell to Huawei.

Couple of things we know about Huawei.

  1. They are strong in networking, telco areas and is doing very well.
  2. Without a doubt, Huawei is one of the great success stories of a tech company from China (apart from the likes of Baidu, Sohu etc).
  3. Yet, despite having revenue of more than US$21B, Huawei is not listed.  (source: Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTOE60303720100104 )
  4. It’s rival, ZTE, is listed in the Hong Kong exchange.

What if Huawei use Palm to get itself listed? Though, I have to acknowledge that Huawei can get itself listed without going through this.

Surely, the investment bankers have to provide other value added services apart from peddling Palm?