Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter for $43 billion, but he may need Wall Street's help.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has been meeting with multiple firms in search of debt financing for his bid, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Morgan Stanley and Apollo Global Management are reportedly interested, while some private equity firms have ruled out getting involved.
On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that, though it's unclear if the group would ultimately support Musk or another bidder.
Musk,, earlier this month of the influential social media company, an offer that values Twitter at $43 billion. Musk has said he wants to buy Twitter because he thinks the company isn't adhering to the principles of free speech in moderating its content, even though the First Amendment applies to government censorship, not companies.
It's unlikely Twitter will accept Musk's offer, according to some analysts. On Friday, Twitterthat makes it more difficult and expensive for a potential buyer like Musk to acquire the company.
"Twitter is too important to be owned and controlled by a single person," early investor Fred Wilson tweeted Thursday.
Morgan Stanley and Apollo Global Management didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.