China's Xiaomi is seeking a bank to launch what would be the world's largest technology IPO
- Banks will pitch to Xiaomi next Friday for the initial public offering set to take place in 2018.
- Xaiomi was valued at $46 billion in 2014.
- The tech company has seen strong results this year.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has asked banks to pitch next Friday for an initial public offering in 2018, people familiar with the plan told Reuters.