Exclusive-Apollo, Sixth Street no longer in talks to finance Twitter deal -sources

By Chibuike Oguh

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Apollo Global Management Inc and Sixth Street, which were looking to provide financing to Elon Musk earlier this year for his proposed buyout of Twitter Inc, are no longer in talks with the billionaire entrepreneur, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Musk and Twitter are in litigation after the entrepreneur initially pulled his offer to buy the company are in talks to end the case and clear the way for the $44 billion deal to close.

Twitter and Musk did not immediately respond to request for comment, while Apollo and Sixth Street declined to comment.

Musk has said he would finance the deal with his own cash, co-investors and bank financing.

Earlier in the year, Apollo was also considering ways it could provide financing to a deal, sources previously told Reuters.

Sixth Street was part of the talks, where the investors were looking at providing about $1 billion for the deal.

Those talks have ended, according to the sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Chibuike Oguh in New York; Writing by Anirban Sen; Editing by Mark Porter and Marguerita Choy)

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