Twitter Mulls “Poison Pill” To Block Takeover by Musk

Deadline reports:

Twitter is said to be weighing a poison pill to prevent Elon Musk from increasing his stake in the company significantly, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

The defensive strategy, also called a shareholders rights plan, make hostile takeovers more expensive and complicated for a buyer. They allow existing shareholders the right to purchase additional shares of the company at a discount, effectively diluting the ownership interest of a new, hostile party.

Musk is being sued by Twitter shareholders in Manhattan federal court for not disclosing the extent of his investment earlier.

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