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Tesla confirms AI chips, Musk threatens to take company private

Tesla confirms AI chips, Musk threatens to take company private”

This followed after Elson halted all the stock marketing on Thursday. Musk spoke with the Public Investment Fund about going private previously, according to the news outlet.

The news comes two days after Musk, Tesla's CEO, announced via Twitter that he's considering taking the company private at $420 per share.

In a statement on Tesla's website, six of Tesla's nine directors said the board had met several times over the last week to discuss such an idea and was "taking the appropriate next steps to evaluate this". They profit if they repurchase the shares at a lower price, but can face astronomical losses if the price rises instead. The company declined to comment on whether its CEO's financing comments were true, while the U.S. The company did not disclose in its filings the details of those requests or its responses. According to the reports, Elon Musk said that according to public firms and companies, share prices vary depending on the demand in the market and the exchange rates.

"Although the company's cash generation will improve during the second half of 2018 and over the coming year as Model 3 production improves, we continue to expect that Tesla will need to access the capital markets in order to fund its operating requirements and repay the maturing convertible debt obligations", Moody's wrote.

The stock spike after the earnings call led to Tesla short-sellers getting burnt by over US$2 billion.

"If you are a believer in Elon, I would continue to hold onto those shares", said Michael Jurasic, a securities attorney at Ropes & Gray, who added that it's unclear exactly how Tesla's buyout would work.

"I wish we could be private with Tesla", Musk said in an interview with Rolling Stone published in November.

As a private company, Tesla would only be able to sell new shares to institutions and individuals who have annual income of at least $200,000 or a minimum net worth of $1 million, not including their primary residence. The question for regulators is whether any of his public statements or the company's run afoul of federal securities laws.

No major banks or investors have come forward to say that they have been contacted to help fund the take-private move - which, at about $70 billion, would be the largest LBO ever. He concluded by saying that this price swing is a problem rather he termed it as a ' distraction' for the companies well being and to all its employees who according to the company are the shareholders.

Doubts are growing over his outlandish plan to take the electric auto maker off the Nasdaq index. And because shares would no longer be traded on an exchange, short sellers would be shut out.

The board has hired advisers and will start talking to bankers next week, but plans on asking Musk to recuse himself from the discussions, CNBC reported Thursday after the market had closed.



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