It seems that the sale of the famous social network, Twitter, to the American business giant, Elon Musk, will be threatened with failure and collapse, as there are a number of factors that threaten to accelerate the cancellation, collapse and failure of the deal.
American media reviewed a number of reasons and factors that might lead to the cancellation of the $44 billion deal. The Washington Post said in a report seen by Al Arabiya.net that there are 5 reasons that may hasten the collapse of the deal and lead to its failure. This is despite the fact that it is “going very quickly towards completion.”
Musk had announced that he intends to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, and outlined his plan to finance the deal by taking loans from banks, in addition to financing about $21 billion from his own shares.
The “Washington Post” says that the first five factors that may lead to the collapse of the deal is “Twitter’s share,” as the share price fell last Wednesday to close at $48.64, which is much lower than the purchase price ($54.20 per share) that was agreed upon with Musk. .
Analysts said that “this indicates that some investors were dismayed by the possibility of a failure of the deal.”
As for the second factor, it is “Tesla stock”, as Musk said that he plans to finance about $21 billion from the deal with his own shares, which means that a large part of that will come from his large stake in the “Tesla” electric car company, and the third factor, according to the “Washington Post” “Mask’s tweets, where the man has more than 88 million followers on Twitter, where he shares everything related to him and his business, and he is also known for posting somewhat controversial or influential items in the market that led him to get into trouble with Securities and Exchange Commission.
The terms of his deal to acquire Twitter allow him to tweet about his acquisition “as long as these tweets do not detract from the company or any of its representatives,” according to what the Washington Post says.
A source familiar with the dealmaking process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe confidential matters, said the clause only applies when Musk tweets or comments on the deal itself, so negative comments about Twitter outside of that don’t violate the terms.
And the “Washington Post” quoted that the “facilitating penalty clause” is one of the factors in the collapse of the deal as well, as “the terms of the deal include a termination fee of one billion dollars, which Musk or Twitter will have to pay in the event of withdrawal from the deal for specific reasons.”
The fifth and final factor that threatens the Twitter deal is that Musk can change his mind, as the man seems to be eager to buy Twitter and join its board of directors, but he can change his mind at any moment.