Twitter Pulls a MicroStrategy, Announces $1.4 Billion Convertible Notes Offering
Jack Dorsey is taking a page out of Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor’s book and raising $1.25 billion by offering convertible senior notes.
The notes will be due in 2026, with initial purchases having a 13-day option to buy up to an additional $187.5 million to cover any over-allotments if any. They will be convertible into cash, Twitter common stock, or a combination at Twitter’s election.
The social media giant will be announcing the interest rate, institutional conversion rate, and other terms at the time of pricing.
While Saylor’s MicroStrategy used the proceeds from the two rounds of debt issuance to buy Bitcoin, it hasn't been revealed what Dorsey will be doing with the total of approximately $1.43 billion raising funds.
But it didn’t stop Crypto Twitter (CT) from speculating that Twitter may be joining Square, Tesla, and MicroStrategy.
“Given the recent treasury strategy of Microstrategy, could Jack be planning to put bitcoin on Twitter's balance sheet?” tweeted Anthony Pompliano, founder of hedge fund Morgan Creek Digital.
In reaction, Bitcoin price jumped above $48,000 after falling to about $43,100 on Sunday.
Most importantly, Dorsey is a Bitcoin bull himself and sees it becoming the currency of the Internet. As we reported, his other company Square’s Cash App, is seeing huge interest in Bitcoin among its users and earning huge revenues from that.
Interestingly, MicroStrategy also announced Monday that it purchased an additional 328 BTC for $15 million at an average price of $45,710. Now, it holds a total of 90,859 BTC, acquired for $2.186 billion.