Twitter seems to be considering Elon Musk's bid to acquire their company. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is re-examining Musk's takeover bid after the billionaire announced it had financial backing to buy the company.
As is known, Musk made an offer to buy Twitter for $43 billion, saying it was his “best and last offer”. However, Twitter flatly rejected the offer and said it would commit to a “careful and comprehensive review”.
The company even went so far as to adopt a poison pill strategy to avoid a takeover attempt. This strategy is done by cheaply selling existing shares to the board, thus making Musk have to spend more money to buy Twitter.
But somehow, Twitter now has a “new look” at Musk's offer and says it is open to negotiations. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the two sides met on Sunday to discuss the proposal, but that several hurdles could complicate negotiations. One example is that company executives could insist that Musk agree to monetary safeguards if the deal fails.
Reporting from Engadget (25/4), Twitter declined to comment on the report. The Journal said the company would consider the situation in its first-quarter earnings report due next Thursday or sooner.