The world’s richest man Elon Musk has confirmed he will proceed with his deal to buy social media platform Twitter.
Elon Musk to go ahead with Twitter buy after all. Maybe
The tumultuous saga of Elon Musk’s on-again off-again purchase of Twitter took a turn toward a conclusion Tuesday after the mercurial Tesla CEO proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion.
Musk made the surprising turnaround not on Twitter, as has been his custom, but in a letter to Twitter that the company disclosed in a filing Tuesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It came less than two weeks before a trial between the two parties is scheduled to start in Delaware.
In response, Twitter said it intends to close the transaction at $54.20 per share after receiving the letter from Musk. But the company stopped short of saying it’s dropping its lawsuit against the billionaire Tesla CEO. Experts said that makes sense given the contentious relationship and lack of trust between the two parties.
The filing says he’ll complete deal as long as he gets debt financing and provided that the court gets rid of the lawsuit.