Major crypto exchange Binance has participated in Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, according to data filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
On May 5, Musk filed an amended general statement of the acquisition, announcing that Twitter received an aggregate of about $7.2 billion in new financing commitments in connection with the merger agreement, subject to the conditions in co-investor equity commitment letters.
According to the document, Binance is one of 18 co-investors in the acquisition alongside major crypto industry players like Sequoia Capital Fund and Fidelity Management and Research Company.
Having invested $500 million, Binance is the fourth biggest contributor, following Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust, which invested $1 billion. Sequoia Capital and VyCapital donated $800 million and 700 million, respectively.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao took to Twitter subsequently after the filing became public, describing the company’s investment as a “small contribution to the cause.”
A small contribution to the cause. https://t.co/xD9XZxOWfL
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 5, 2022
Each listed equity investor mentioned in the document has committed to contribute to or immediately prior to the closing of the acquisition. “Equity Investors have retained an option to satisfy such Equity Investor’s equity commitment with shares of common stock held by such equity investor, valued at $54.20 per share,” the document reads.
This article is developing and will be updated.