Elon Musk Offers To Buy Twitter For $41B
14 Apr 2022
Tesla founder and Billionaire Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion.
A regulatory filing showed an offer price of $54.20 per share – a 38 percent premium to the closing price of Twitter’s stock on April 1, the last trading day before the Tesla CEO’s over 9 percent investment in the company was publicly announced.
Musk told the Twitter board: “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,”
“However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company,”
“As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced,”
“My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder. Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it.”
The news comes days after he rejected a seat on the board which would have prevented him from being able to takeover of the company.
More to follow.