TWTR Stock Alert: 13 Things to Know as Elon Musk Secures $7 Billion for Twitter Purchase

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock is on the move Thursday as investors react to Elon Musk securing additional financing for his purchase of the social media platform.

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Let’s go over all of the newest details about the deal below!

  • Musk has lined up another $7.1 billion in funds to acquire the social media company.
  • A total of 19 investors came together to provide the funds for the deal.
  • Among them is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) co-founder Larry Ellison, and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.
  • This is all part of Musk’s plan to set up $27.25 billion in equity to finance the Twitter acquisition.
  • He’s also planning to sell $8.5 billion of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to help fuel the deal.
  • To go along with that, Musk wants to use margin loans against TSLA shares to partially fund his acquisition of TWTR stock.
  • Outside of this, Musk is also reportedly in talks with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey to have him contribute his shares to the deal.
  • That seems like it might happen with Dorsey previously saying Musk is the best solution there is to return Twitter to a “public good.”
  • So what happens after Elon Musk completes his purchase of Twitter?
  • First off, the billionaire intends to take the company private through his buyout offer.
  • After that, reports claim that Musk will serve as the CEO of the social media company.
  • However, he may only hold that role temporarily before hiring someone else for the job.
  • No matter what happens, investors will want to keep an eye on TWTR stock in the coming weeks.

TWTR stock is up 3.6% as of Thursday morning.

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