Elon Musk finally buys Twitter: Timeline of twists and tweets

Elon Musk finally buys Twitter: Timeline of twists and tweets

Elon Musk has added Twitter to his long list of companies, which includes Tesla and SpaceX.

He finally got around to agreeing to buy Twitter at the offer price of $54.20 a share. Here's how he landed there.

April 4: Tesla boss Elon Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter worth $3 billion making him the micro-blogging site's largest shareholder.

April 14: Musk offers to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share or a total of about $44 billion.

April 21: Musk lines up a $46.5 billion package to fund his unsolicited bid to buy Twitter.

April 25: Twitter accepts the world’s richest person’s offer.

May 13: Musk posts a surprise tweet that the deal was temporarily on hold due to pending details on the calculation of spam/fake accounts.

July 8: Musk’s lawyers informed the SEC that Musk was terminating the deal as the platform failed to address his concerns about spam/fake accounts.

July 12: Twitter sues Elon Musk, setting up a fight in a Delaware court to force him back into the deal.

July 19: A Delaware judge fast-tracks the trial, scheduling it for five days in October.

August 10: Musk sells $7 billion of Tesla stock to raise funds in case he is forced to complete his $44-billion Twitter deal.

October 4: Twitter confirms that Musk has agreed to buy Twitter for his original offer of $54.20 a share.

October 27: Elon Musk completes his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.

His next step as the owner of the micro-blogging site was to fire its top executives including CEO Parag Agarwal.