Elon Musk Willing to Buy Twitter for $15 Billion

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Thurkesh April 20, 2022
Updated 2022/04/20 at 7:50 PM

Elon Musk recently offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion. Recently , Elon Musk got poison pilled by Twitter itself to protect from offer. Elon Musk is willing to invest between $10 billion (roughly Rs. 76,435 crore) and $15 billion (roughly Rs. 1,14,664 crore) of his own money to take Twitter private.

The billionaire, who is Twitter’s second-biggest shareholder with a 9.1 percent stake, is planning to launch a tender offer in about 10 days and has tapped Morgan Stanley to raise another $10 billion in debt. Musk, who is also Tesla Inc’s chief executive, may also be willing to borrow against his current stake if necessary, a move that could possibly raise several billion additional dollars.

The social media company adopted a “poison pill” last week to protect itself from Musk’s $43 billion (roughly Rs. 3,28,534 crore) buyout offer.

More private-equity firms have expressed interest in participating in a deal for Twitter, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday without naming the firm.

Many investors, analysts and investment bankers expect Twitter’s board to reject Musk’s offer in the coming days, saying it is inadequate.

Twitter shares were down 1.6 percent at $47.69 (roughly Rs. 3,645) in afternoon trade, well below Musk’s offer of $54.20 (roughly Rs. 4,140).

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