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Subject:  More on the rumors of a buyout Date:  10/13/2006  10:41 AM
Author:  KudieM Number:  5902 of 5910

http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/061012/telecoms_h3c.html?.v=2

So, can anyone comment on these possible scenarios and evaluate the likelihood of any of them:

1-COMS shares will go down b/c they'll have to pay more for a bigger stake in H-3C if a bidding war gets going. The only thing going for COMS right now seems to be it's cash pile, it's not making any $$$ w/o H-3C so I don't feel it can let a private firm scoop up a significant portion of it. Can it?

2-Private firms do come in and scoop up a big share and force or try to force some possitive changes at COMS to make it profitable for the sake of the joint venture.

3-This is covered in the article. Huawei just wants more for H-3C so is using the private funds as sort of an appraisal service to hedge on COMS.

4-One of these private equity funds comes in and buys us all out and we go home with a few