Will Elon Musk take over Twitter? – Al Jazeera English


The American billionaire has made a controversial $43bn offer, but faces many hurdles to acquire the social media behemoth.
Twitter’s board has armed itself against a possible takeover after Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, said he wants to buy the social media giant.
The billionaire has made an offer of $43bn. According to Musk, Twitter needs to be taken private to grow and become a platform for free speech. But the Twitter board is fighting back.
It has adopted a so-called “poison pill” plan that will prevent anyone from owning more than a 15 percent stake in the company.
What is driving Musk’s quest to own Twitter? And what would a possible takeover mean for this platform?
Presenter: Kim Vinnell
Guests:
Tim Hubbard – assistant professor of management, University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business
Jim Anderson – social media sector lead at Glasswing Ventures
William Cohan – founder of Puck news; former mergers and acquisitions investment banker
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