Elon Musk’s lawyers say they can close his $44 billion Twitter acquisition on October 28 if Twitter agrees to cancel its upcoming trial, scheduled to begin October 17. The necessity of a trial, to decide whether Musk has to acquire Twitter, has been up for debate since Monday when Musk told Twitter he was willing to buy the company under the original terms agreed upon in April. Twitter has...
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In case you missed it, I scooped Tuesday that insiders at MoonPay, including its DJ-turned-CEO Ivan Soto-Wright, sold $150 million worth of shares in a secondary transaction as part of its $555 million November 2021 funding round. And a few weeks after the Series A announcement, Soto-Wright bought a $38 million Miami Beach estate that was previously owned by retired Miami Heat star Chris Bosh....
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