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Tesla to raise money after painful 1Q, and Musk is buying in

Tesla hopes to raise $2.3 billion, and Elon Musk buys stock - Autoblog

CEO Elon Musk has expressed an interest in participating in this transaction by acquiring approximately 42,000 shares, equivalent to United States dollars 10 million.

Tesla said on Thursday that it would be looking to raise as much as US$2.3 billion through offering common stock and convertible bonds in a move that analysts describe as "net positive" and probably long overdue.

Within the SEC filing, Tesla made it known that Musk is interested in purchasing $10 million of the forthcoming public shares. But the company is now tacitly admitting that it was wrong, filing papers to raise another $2 billion by selling a mix of debt and equity. And the company has plenty of uses for extra cash, with several new vehicles-including the Model Y SUV, Tesla Semi, and the new Tesla Roadster-slated to begin production before the end of 2020. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. The company's share price is up three percent over Wednesday's closing price.

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Before Tesla's announcement on Thursday, however, analysts speculating about a capital raise had cautioned that the company had missed optimal timing - last year's third quarter, when the company posted a profit.

Goldman and Citigroup, both involved in the fundraising, have "sell" ratings on Tesla's stock.

Tesla ended its first quarter with $2.2 billion in cash.

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Tesla boss Elon Musk personally owes $507m (£389m) to the Wall Street banks helping the electric auto firm raise up to $2.3bn, it emerged yesterday.

The negative cash flow is the greatest loss Tesla has ever posted over one-quarter. He does anticipate Tesla to attain profitability in the second-quarter, nevertheless. Also, the underwriters were given a 30-day option to buy an additional 15% of each of its new offerings, which would allow Tesla to raise about $2.3 billion in total if these additional securities are fully exercised.

As Tesla Inc continues to burn through its cash reserves, the electric automaker is under pressure from Wall Street to raise funds and that's exactly what it is doing.

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The yield on Tesla's existing $1.8 billion junk bond fell to its lowest level in over a month at just over 8 percent on Thursday after the news, roughly 2.7 percentage points above its 5.3% coupon.

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