Billionaire Elon Musk said he entered Twitter’s San Francisco office, days before a court-ordered deadline to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform.
Musk tweeted a video of himself entering the Twitter desk holding a sink, and wrote: “Entering Twitter HQ – let this sink in!”
🚨Now.. Elon Musk enters the headquarters of Twitter company pic.twitter.com/SUoihcgzND
— American events 🇺🇸 (@US_World1) October 26 2022
Hours earlier, he hinted that he was the company’s president after updating his profile bio to “Twitter Chief” as Reuters reported.
Twitter confirmed that Musk would visit the San Francisco office this week, but declined to comment further.
In the six months of dramatic decline since Musk announced his $54.20 per share bid, Twitter initially resisted the deal and later sued the world’s richest man after it announced plans to abandon the bid over concerns about spam accounts on the platform.
Earlier this month, Musk suggested going ahead with his original $44 billion bid, calling for an end to Twitter’s lawsuit.
Tesla’s CEO has informed participating investors who have committed to help fund a Twitter deal that he plans to close by Friday, Reuters reported last Tuesday.
Reuters reported that stock investors, including Sequoia Capital, Binance, the Qatar Investment Authority and others, have received the paperwork required to commit to the funding from Musk’s lawyer.
Twitter shares were up about 1% at $53.31, just $1 below Musk’s bid price.