10 May 2022
Hindenburg: Musk’s $44 Billion Acquisition Deal Vulnerable to Lower Re-pricing
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On Monday, Hindenburg Research cautioned that Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter Inc. takeover deal can become subject to being re-priced at a lower rate should the Tesla CEO withdraw his acquisition proposal.
According to Reuters, the social media giant’s shares had plummeted by as much as 4% in the midst of a wider market slump, hitting their lowest since the world’s richest person announced his $54.20 per share buyout deal, at $47.76.
In a report, Hindenburg revealed, "If Elon Musk's bid for Twitter disappeared tomorrow, Twitter's equity would fall by 50% from current levels. Consequently, we see a significant risk that the deal gets repriced lower.”
The investment research firm also disclosed that Musk could simply pay the $1 billion termination fee before exiting the deal, but can also wield enough control to renegotiate the price for a lower one, reported Reuters. Hindenburg said, "We are supportive of Musk's efforts to take Twitter private and see a significant chance the deal will close at a lower price."
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