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Elon Musk Received A Cash Offer For Twitter With Video Of Downpayment–And Musk Won't Like It One Bit

Leonidas Raisini sent Elon Musk an offer letter to buy Twitter for $14.26 billion in cash, including a $1 billion downpayment.

l and r: screenshots of cash from @iamraisini; center: Elon Musk
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Self-proclaimed—but unsubstantiated—Twitter investor Leonidas Raisini mocked Elon Musk on his own platform.

Raisini offered to buy Twitter for $30 billion less than what Musk paid for the social media platform in October.

The potential Twitter troll—who mocked Musk before—backed his claim with a very familiar sounding letter of intent and a video.

Raisini said in his letter to Musk:

"Before you acquired Twitter, I had invested in Twitter as I believed in its potential to be the platform for free speech, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy."
"However, since you acquired Twitter, you have not kept your promise of free speech and Twitter has become a breeding ground for online hate and terrorism. I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form under its current owner."

Raisini added:

"Twitter needs to be transformed as a public company where members will become its owners. Together these members form the governing body of Twitter and under a leadership that can respect Free Speech without spreading disinformation and hatred."
"Together with my partners, my fund has secured the funding to buy Twitter."

He concluded:

"As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $18.53 per share in cash (14.26 Billion), as I do not consider the current valuation of $41.09 Billion to be accurate."
"My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder and inform my fund to withdraw my investment.
"Twitter has super extraordinary potential. I am the right one to unlock it."

You can see Raisini's letter here:

Raisini's letter should sound very familiar to Musk.

The so-called investor deliberately parrotted Musk's own April letter of offer to then Twitter chairman of the board Bret Taylor.

Musk wrote to Taylor:

"I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy."
"However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company."

Here is Musk's letter:

Musk concluded in his missive:

"As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced."
"My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder."
"Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it."

To further substantiate his claim, Raisini posted this video on Twitter as well.

Regarding the legitimacy of his offer, Raisini tweeted:

Reactions to the offer were mixed.






In November Raisini began an extensive thread on Twitter calling out Musk as a liar and charlatan.


Regarding Musk's interest in Twitter, Raisini added:

As of this writing, Musk has not responded to nor banned Raisini from Twitter.