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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|
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