SONAECOM TAKEOVER OF PORTUGAL TELECOM (C)
In February 2007, Sonaecom revised their bid to 10.50 per share. Less than one week later, the PT Board wrote to its shareholders maintaining the rejection of this new offer. So far, most shareholders had not manifested their views publicly. PT had been fighting hard for its independence. But would economic conditions be right for Sonaecom's takeover bid to succeed? What would it take to convince shareholders to accept? PT's international roadshow was reaching an end. How would investors react to all this information? Was it time for PT to sit down with Sonaecom?