Profile António Cunha, the new president of the Council of Deans
This morning António Cunha was elected President of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. It is one of the oldest presidents in activity.
It is five years since that António Cunha is the dean of the University of Minho.
Well before that, he graduated in Production Engineering, which currently leads the University in 1991 and a PhD in Science and Polymer Engineering also from the University of Minho.
Was 84, the year I completed my degree, which began with an academic career. Nineteen years later came a full professor in the Department of Polymer Engineering.
Until you reach the rector of the University of Minho António Cunha has held several positions of academic management. Was, for example, Director of Programme and the Department.
More in the field of applied research, the new president of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities has registered four patents and was responsible for three winning projects from national competitions of Columbia outerwear innovation.
BTG Pactual, the Brazilian bank that advises Hi, received several expressions of interest in the purchase of PT Portugal, including that of Altice. The French have already discussed with the assessor values of Hi, but without a formal proposal has been submitted.
To the Economic cleared, the Altice and other ‘players’ who have made expressions of interest have not yet met with the Hi to negotiate the purchase of PT Portugal.In recent weeks, Altice has been the most visible candidate, having launched an operation to ‘charm’ shareholders of Hi and the Portuguese government with mens fleece. The group hired Uria Menendez as legal advisor and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as ‘advisors’ financial, alongside Perella Weinberg.
However, Hi not yet made a decision regarding the sale of PT Portugal nor authorized aides to move forward with the operation. BTG Pactual was mandated by Hi movements, to assist in the ongoing consolidation in the ‘telecoms’ sector in Brazil. And the eventual sale of PT Portugal, valued by analysts at about 6.7 to € 7.7 billion ‘enterprise value’, will finance the participation of Hi in these movements.
In a statement, the Hi clarified that “has not received any proposed divestiture, indicating values or not, its activities in Portugal and there is no decision as to the disposition of such activities.” The telecom admits however that BTG Pactual “was contacted by several interested parties (among which Altice)”.