Twitter has agreed - once again - to Elon Musk's proposal to buy the company for $54.20 a share. In a statement, Twitter confirmed it had received Musk's letter that "the intention of the Company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share." The agreement follows months of legal drama after Musk tried to back out of his original agreement this spring to buy the company for $44 billion.
The two sides were set to go to trial later this month. But Musk abruptly reversed course on Tuesday, telling Twitter he would proceed with the original terms of the deal. In the letter filed with the SEC, Musk's lawyers say they will go ahead with the agreement struck in April if Delaware Chancery Court will "adjourn the trial and all other proceedings related" to the ongoing lawsuit.
It's not yet clear when the acquisition could actually close. Twitter's shareholders have already voted to approve the deal, but both sides now need to wait for Delaware's Chancery Court's response. The next question: What will Musk do with Twitter?
- Mat Smith
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