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MSGF Finance Seminar - "Valuation of Twitter (now 'X')"

[Upcoming event: March 19, Tokyo, co-hosted by MSGF & CFA Japan]

In January 2022, Elon Musk began acquiring an equity stake in Twitter Inc, resulting in a surprise hostile takeover bid to purchase and delist the company in April 2022. The offer of $54.20 per share represented a 38% premium on Twitter’s stock, suggesting a significant potential for additional value creation.

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming finance seminar in Tokyo on March 19th. Jointly hosted by HKUST-NUY Stern MSGF program and CFA Japan, this seminar will examine the valuation of Twitter, and employ various valuation techniques to assess how strategic decisions can contribute to Twitter's value creation.

In practice, valuation is challenging because it requires modelling the future. These challenges are exacerbated in industries undergoing change due to new technology or changing consumer behavior. In this seminar, we will explore these challenges within the context of a social network company, where traditional valuation techniques are difficult to apply.


In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • Basic valuation tools and techniques

  • Practical application of valuation to business cases

  • Valuation of apps and social network companies

  • Elon Musk’s decision to invest in the social media industry in 2022

  • What you can (and cannot) learn about business cases from valuation techniques


Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2024

Seminar Schedule:

18:30-19:15, Registration and Networking Reception

19:15-20:30, Seminar

*Buffet dinner will be served

Venue: Room1-3, FINE TOKYO, 5th Floor, South Tower, Otemachi Financial City, 1-9-7 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Guest speaker: Prof. Kasper Meisner Nielsen, Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School & Adjunct Professor of Finance at HKUST Business School

You will have the opportunity to meet our faculty and our admission team after the seminar. They will provide valuable tips on selecting the ideal finance program and share their perspectives on the MSGF program. We encourage you to seize this chance to gain insights on the strengths and uniqueness of the program.


Register here, to secure your seats at the event.

We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo!


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