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Twitter considering Elon Musk takeover bid after billionaire secures funding

Twitter considering Elon Musk takeover bid after billionaire secures funding
After Musk secured $46.5bn in financing, Twitter is said to be reconsidering his takeover offer

推特 executives are reportedly meeting to discuss 埃隆·马斯克’s $46.5bn offer on Sunday in a sign they may be warming to the billionaire’s hostile takeover attempt.

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.

<p>Elon Musk offered Twitter shareholders $54.20 per share </磷>

Elon Musk offered Twitter shareholders $54.20 per share

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.

“这是历史的时刻, Mr Musk announced he had bought a 9 per cent stake in 推特 and would join its board.

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.

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.