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Musk's Next Steps

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by Sancho, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    Musk has already outlined his immediate next steps: get confirmation from the major shareholders that they are not selling at $420, and find a few more buyers to join the Saudis in the buyout.

    The next step after that should be a formal offer letter from Musk. It is likely to show that well over 51% of shareholders are not selling (and therefore the shareholder vote to approve the deal is a mere formality), the identity of the buyers and their purchase agreements, and a description of the trading restrictions going forward. When that offer is disclosed, I see no reason why arbs would not immediately move the price to near $420. The deal is as close to a lock as you can get.

    How long will it take before that offer letter appears? It could take a number of weeks, but really, it could happen as early as next Monday morning. It shouldn't take that long for the major shareholders to commit they are not selling, and to negotiate and sign purchase agreements with a few major buyers. It's a lot of lawyering, but there are no shortage of those who will work around the clock.

    Musk does everything as fast as he can. I don't believe he will dawdle with this one.
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  2. adiggs

    adiggs Active Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Portland, OR
    There's an assumption here that I don't know is true - does it only take 50%+1 vote of the shareholders to effectively dispossess 50%-1 of the shareholders of their stock (swap their stock for cash against their will)? Is this a 2/3rds vote?

    Does it vary by company and their corporate governance documents, by the state / country in which the company is incorporated, or something else?
  3. Yuri_G

    Yuri_G Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Raleigh, NC
    Sounds like your hunch was correct. Elon Musk on Twitter

    "I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, plus Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Munger, Tolles & Olson as legal advisors, on the proposal to take Tesla private"

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