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.
- They are strong in networking, telco areas and is doing very well.
- 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).
- Yet, despite having revenue of more than US$21B, Huawei is not listed. Â (source: Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTOE60303720100104 )
- 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?