Bought Twitter shares in India? Here’s what will happen after Elon Musk’s acquisition and Twitter going private
Business Insider India
Elon Muskis finally acquiring Twitter, after several instances of back and forth between him, and the company’s management.
- The $44 billion acquisition of Twitter means that once the deal goes through regulatory and other approvals, the social media giant will be taken private.
- Here’s what will happen to your shares when Twitter goes private.
Musk has long said he “loves” Twitter, and when Business Insider’s Dave Smith told him in 2017 that he should buy it, Musk’s response was “How much is it?”, suggesting that Musk has thought about acquiring Twitter for quite some time now.
@redletterdave How much is it?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1513878760000
Given that Twitter is a publicly traded company, there are millions of retail investors who hold shares of the company. Now, with Elon Musk acquiring Twitter, and his proposition to take the company private, you must be wondering what happens to your Twitter shareholding.
Indians can also invest in US companies – some of them are already available on the NSE IFSC. But if there are others you want to invest in, there are brokers like Vested, INDmoney and others who give you access to US companies on their platforms.
What happens to your Twitter shares after Elon Musk takes the company private?
Whenever a publicly traded company is proposed to be taken private, the buyer – it can be the company itself, or an outside investor – offers to purchase publicly held shares at a premium.
This means if Company A’s shares are trading at $10, then the buyout price will be higher than $10 to make it lucrative enough for public shareholders to sell their holdings.
In the case of Twitter, Elon Musk offered to pay $54.20 per share and they are currently trading under $52, after another surge of nearly 5% post the acquisition news yesterday (April 25).
Earlier this month, just prior to the revelation that Musk had acquired a 9.2% stake in Twitter, the company’s shares were trading under $40. When the news broke, the shares jumped by a whopping 28%.
AdvertisementAs long as the average price of your Twitter shares is under the proposed buyout price of $54.20, you are at an advantage.
When the formalities of Twitter going private are initiated, Musk will make a tender offer to acquire all publicly traded shares at $54.20. Whether you accept the tender offer or not, you will eventually be paid in cash at this rate.
Be sure to look out for any communication from your brokerages in this regard.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purpose only and should not be taken as investment advice.
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