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

[Upcoming event: May 21, Singapore, co-hosted by MSGF & CFA Singapore]


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 Singapore on May 21. Jointly hosted by HKUST-NYU Stern MSGF program and CFA Singapore, 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: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 12:00-12:30, registration

           12:30-14:00, seminar

*Light lunch will be served

Venue: ISCA House, Training Room 4-3, 60 Cecil Street, Singapore 049709

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 admissions team at the seminar. Please feel free to approach our team for information on the MSGF program, the admissions procedures, and any other questions you may have about the program.


Register here, to secure your seats at the event.

See you in Singapore!


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