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Elon Musk Will Acquire Twitter.

Twitter, Inc announced on April 25 that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity owned by Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of Tesla, Inc.

TSLA and entrepreneur behind numerous other companies, is currently the world's richest person. The deal follows a highly publicized back-and-forth between Musk and Twitter's board of directors.

Musk will pay $54.20 per share in cash to acquire Twitter, for a total consideration of roughly $44 billion. Upon completion, Twitter will become a privately held company.

History of Musk's Interest in Twitter

Musk originally disclosed a stake in Twitter of approximately 9% earlier in April, fueling speculation that he planned to influence the company.

Analysts initially speculated that Musk may have sought a seat on the company's board in order to exert influence over company policies.

Shortly thereafter, however, he backed out of the planned board seat and stated his intention to buy the company. Musk offered to acquire Twitter for $43 billion on April 14.

On April 15, Twitter's board adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan, known as a "poison pill," in an apparent attempt to block Musk's acquisition.

Musk's history with Twitter is complicated—in 2018, the U.S. SEC mandated that the Tesla executive receive pre-approval for certain tweets regarding the electric vehicle maker.

In March 2022, regulators said that they could subpoena Musk regarding his tweets.

What is happening with Twitter and Elon Musk?

Elon Musk, the world's richest person, has entered into an agreement to buy Twitter for $43 billion and take the company private.

What will happen to Twitter?

Twitter shareholders will receive $54.20 per share per the terms of the agreement. The fate of the company is not clear, but Musk has talked about adding features including authentication of all users

When will Elon Musk buy Twitter?

Following weeks of back and forth, Twitter's board accepted Elon Musk's acquisition offer on April 25.

The deal is expected to close in 2022, but it is dependent upon Twitter shareholder approval, regulatory approval, and other closing conditions.

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