Business Insider reports:
Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company, it announced Monday — a dramatic coup for the billionaire as he seeks to unlock the social network’s “extraordinary potential.” Musk will pay $54.20 per share for Twitter, matching his original offer, totaling $44 billion.
The two parties met Sunday after Twitter executives opted to re-examine Musk’s original offer, multiple outlets reported, after he secured roughly $46 billion of financing to back the deal. Twitter’s board initially resisted Musk’s attempt to buy the company.
It put up a “poison pill” defense to block attempts at a hostile takeover after Musk rejected its offer for a board seat in exchange for limiting his maximum investment.
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Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s buyout offer. Musk is purchasing the social media giant for $54.20 per share, or about $44 billion. Musk is taking the company private, as expected. https://t.co/Xt5L0aSpP9
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 25, 2022
Breaking News: Elon Musk struck a deal on Monday to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion. https://t.co/HjSHsXcAac
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 25, 2022