By Chris King •
Published: 26 Oct 2022 • 0:40
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As reported by Bloomberg this Tuesday, October 25, citing sources with knowledge of the matter, after a video conference call with bankers who are helping him fund the deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk pledged that he would close the $44 billion (approx €44.1b) by Friday 28.
That is the same date by which Kathaleen McCormick, the Delaware Chancery Court judge, instructed the businessman to close the deal. Under the conditions of the court’s order, Musk has until 5pm on Friday to finalise the acquisition to avoid a new date being set for Twitter’s lawsuit against him.
Final credit agreements are reportedly nearing completion, with the last step remaining of all parties signing the relevant documentation. Morgan Stanley and Bank of America head the conglomeration of banks that will provide Musk with $13 billion (approx €13.05b).
Elon Musk has courted controversy since he announced that he would cut around two-thirds of Twitter’s staff should he take over the company. Employees have penned an open letter protesting his threatened action.
Shares in Twitter rose to $52.91 (approx €53.11) during trading this Tuesday, an increase of by 2.7 per cent. That brings the price ever closer to Musk’s original share valuation offer of $54.20 (approx €54.41), as reported by dailymail.co.uk.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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