Twitter's board of directors has finally agreed to sell the company to Elon Musk for nearly $44 billion. Shareholders will receive $54.2 for each common share, which is 38% more than their value as of April 1, when it became known that Musk had purchased a 9% stake in the company.
In April, Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter for $2.89 billion, making him the company's largest shareholder. The billionaire said he was interested in buying Twitter because he believes in the company's potential as a platform where one can express freedom of speech around the world.
After the deal is completed, Twitter will become a private company, the social network said in a statement. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2022.
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