Last month, Xiaomi executive Wang Xian said that the company, rumored to be in talks with U.S. carriers, will finally establish a presence in the states within two years. To help the company gear up for the heavy financial load that such a move requires, Xiaomi is planning an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise as much as $100 billion. Just four years ago, the manufacturer raised more than $1 billion in a deal that valued the firm at $45 billion. Just the year before that, in 2013, the firm had a valuation close to $13 billion.
Last year was a strong bounce back year for Xiaomi after …