NEW YORK: Buyout firm Thoma Bravo has contacted Twitter to express interest in putting together an acquisition offer that would rival Tesla chief executive Elon Musk's US$43 billion bid, people familiar with the matter said on Friday (Apr 15).
Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm that had more than US$103 billion in assets under management as of the end of December, has informed Twitter that it is exploring the possibility of putting together a bid, the sources said.
It is not clear how much Thoma Bravo would be prepared to offer, and there is no certainty that such a rival bid will materialise, the sources cautioned, asking not to be identified because the matter is confidential.
A Thoma Bravo spokesperson declined to comment while Twitter representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The New York Post reported on Thursday that Thoma Bravo was considering a bid for Twitter.