Video of Tesla CEO Elon Musk bringing what seems to be a ceramic bathroom sink into the entrance of Twitter HQ in San Francisco has been posted online.
The mysterious billionaire said in the caption, “Entering Twitter HQ – let it sink in!” He was obviously delighted by his own joke.
After months of turbulent discussions, turmoil in the courts, drama over the official bot count on the platform, and Musk’s numerous efforts to get out of the $44 billion contract he inked with Twitter back in April, it now looks that he is set to seal the deal to purchase the social media business.
The employees had some notice of Musk’s surprise visit. The email said, in part, “Elon is in the SF office this week meeting with folks, walking the halls, and continuing to dive in on the important work you all do,” according to a snapshot that was apparently given out to employees.
“If you’re in SF and see him around, say hi!” the email reads. “For everyone else, this is just the beginning of many meetings and conversations with Elon, and you’ll hear directly from him on Friday.”
It’s looking like Elon Musk is pretty sure to be closing this deal soon, and him walking around headquarters all but confirms it.
As of earlier in the week, Musk has informed his co-investors that he plans to finalize the transaction on Friday. Reuters notes a surge in share price after the announcement, with the stock coming close to its initial purchase price of $54.20.
According to a story in last week’s Washington Post, Musk intends to radically reorganize the firm by terminating as much as 75 percent of the workforce. In other words, Twitter workers won’t have much time for the new paradigm to “sink in” .
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