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Musk says he has secured $46.5 billion in funding for Twitter bid


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an event in Hawthorne, California April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo

(Reuters) -Elon Musk has secured a funding commitment of $46.5 billion to buy Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and is planning to start a tender offer for its shares, a filing with U.S. regulators showed on Thursday.

Musk himself has committed to put up $33.5 billion, which will include $21 billion of equity and $12.5 billion of margin loans, to finance the transaction.

Banks, including Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), have agreed to provide another $13 billion in debt secured against Twitter itself, according to the filing.

Musk. Twitter’s second-largest shareholder, has offered to buy the company for $43 billion that has prompted Twitter to adopt a “poison pill” to limit Musk’s ability to raise his stake in the social media platform.

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