After Musk secured $46.5bn in financing, Twitter is said to be reconsidering his takeover offer
华尔街日报 reported Twitter was re-examining Mr Musk’s bid to buy the social media site for $54.20 per share after the Tesla CEO secured financing for the deal.
This marks a major turnaround from last week, when the Twitter board announced they would attempt to use a “poison pill” shareholder rights plan to stop the takeover.
Mr Musk also met with Twitter shareholders on Friday to drum up support for his bid, The Journal 报道.
The social media company is expected to address the takeover bid during its first-quarter earnings call on Thursday.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He later backed out of the board and said he wanted to take Twitter private instead.
马斯克先生, the world’s wealthiest person with an estimated net worth of $270bn, has said that he wants to buy the company to protect “free speech” and unlock what he said is the “extraordinary potential” of the social network.
Most of these “top” accounts tweet rarely and post very little content.
Is Twitter dying? http://t.co/lj9rRXfDHE
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 四月 9, 2022
The board countered his move by filing for a shareholder rights plan known as a “poison pill”, which would dilute his stake by selling discounted shares.
Since launching his takeover bid, Mr Musk has regularly used his Twitter account to poke fun at the company.