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Elon Musk Acquires Twitter For $44 Billion

In one of the world’s biggest deals in the tech world, billionaire Elon Musk has acquired Twitter. With the deal signed, Musk will acquire the social network for approximately $44 billion with shares valued at $54.20. Musk had announced his takeover bid on April 14, calling it his ‘best and final offer’.


However, his bid initially put Twitter into red alert and the organization announced the ‘poison pill defence’ against the hostile takeover. But once Musk announced that he had secured funding, the Board went into negotiations with the Tesla Co-Founder. According to Wall Street Journal, on Friday, April 22nd Musk met “privately with several shareholders of the company to extol the virtues of his proposal” and also made video calls to them to push for his case.


In a press statement posted to his Twitter account, Musk said, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning  democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”