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VIDEO: Done Deal – Musk Tweets “The Bird is Freed” After Officially Closing Twitter Acquisition

The World’s Richest Man, Elon Musk, Has Officially Closed His Acquisition of Twitter in a $44 Billion Deal That Will See the Social Media Platform Delisted From the NYSE and Become a Privately Held Company

After closing the deal, Musk’s first order of business saw him fire several of Twitter’s top execs, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde.

Following completing the long-anticipated $44 billion Twitter deal, Musk let the world know late Thursday evening, tweeting, “The Bird is Freed.” The tweet appears well-received, having garnered over 2.4 million likes as of this writing.

The previous afternoon before the deal’s close, Musk tweeted a video of him arriving at the Twitter headquarters holding a kitchen sink, with the caption “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”

Musk wasted little time implementing the sweeping changes to the platform he promised. On Friday, Musk officially fired several of Twitter’s top brass, including the company’s CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde.

Source: AFP

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With the acquisition now a done deal, the lawsuit against Musk, which was set to go to trial soon, has been dismissed, per court documents released yesterday.

An October 28 letter from Musk’s attorney to Judge Kathaleen McCormick stated:

“Yesterday evening, Defendants and Twitter closed the transaction contemplated by the merger agreement dated April 25, 2022. In light of this development, Defendants and Twitter have agreed to dismiss their claims and counterclaims as set forth in the stipulation and proposed order of dismissal submitted with this letter.”

On Thursday, a filing was made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirming the completion of Musk’s Twitter acquisition, bringing the nearly year-long saga to a close.

As a result of the deal’s completion, shares of Twitter stock are set to be delisted as the company will now be privately held. On Friday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) issued a notice that trading in Twitter’s stock had been suspended, with “merger effective” as the reason given.

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Ryan Troup

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