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Elon Musk terminates $44 billion Twitter deal!

Elon Musk terminates $44 billion Twitter deal!


After months of contentious back and forth, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly decided to abandon his $44 billion Twitter takeover altogether.

Why did the deal fall through?

In a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Tesla CEO claimed that Twitter had breached their M&A agreement, failing to provide him with necessary information on fake or spam accounts on the microblogging platform.

Another reason that Musk gave for his decision to pull out of the buyout was the firing of several senior Twitter executives and employees that violated its obligation to ‘preserve the current state of the business.’

What happens next?

Musk’s sudden decision to abandon his already controversial Twitter deal was understandably not received well. He is in for a hefty legal battle with Twitter, as the latter has already hired a top New York-based firm to file its lawsuit.

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