SCTY Stories October 10, 2016

Last month, we reported that Tesla disclosed that it was fighting 4 different lawsuits from stockholders over the SolarCity merger alleging breached of fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed merger . We now learn that the number has gone up to 7 lawsuits against Tesla CEO Elon Musk ahead of a scheduled court hearing to consolidate the actions on October 14th. expand full story

SCTY Stories October 9, 2016

In a surprising follow-up after his announcement that Tesla will hold a product unveiling next week on the 17th, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla nor SolarCity will need to raise equity or debt before the end of the year, and “probably not in Q1 2017 either”. expand full story

SCTY Stories September 12, 2016


SolarCity (SCTY) announced today that it managed to close $305 million in cash equity financing from Quantum Strategic Partners advised by Soros Fund Management. The deal was reportedly more difficult to close ahead of the merger with Tesla (TLSA). expand full story

SCTY Stories August 25, 2016

Since SolarCity’s board of directors accepted Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition offer earlier this month, the companies have been in a 45-day ‘go shop’ period ending on September 14, 2016. The deal is still contingent on regulatory approvals and a shareholders vote. expand full story

SCTY Stories August 16, 2016

Several top institutional holders increased their stake in Tesla (TSLA) over the last quarter, which is particularly significant ahead of the Tesla-SolarCity merger vote. Interestingly, one of the biggest holders of both companies, Fidelity, divested from SolarCity (SCTY) during the second quarter, but increased its stake in Tesla by 25 percent to 20.36 million shares worth $4.4 billion. expand full story

SCTY Stories July 31, 2016

After just over a month of due diligence and negotiations, Tesla (TSLA) and SolarCity (SCTY) are reportedly about to announce a merger agreement, likely on Monday. Interestingly, the agreement is reportedly likely to include a ‘go-shop’ provision to allow SolarCity to request offers from other potential buyers before bringing the offer to a shareholders vote. expand full story

SCTY Stories July 6, 2016

If you are wondering how come Tesla’s stock price is performing relatively well in the past week despite all the bad publicity following a recent fatal accident while a Model S driver was using Autopilot, an NHTSA evaluation that could lead to a recall and an important delivery miss for the last quarter, Ihor Dusaniwsky, Head of Research at the financial analytics firm S3 Partners, has an interesting theory explaining the situation. expand full story

SCTY Stories July 1, 2016

In a new note to client today, Credit Suisse downgraded SolarCity’s (SCTY) stock from ‘Outperform’ to ‘Neutral’ with a price target of $27.00 (from $38.00 previously) based on what it sees as an increased probability of the Tesla’s (TSLA) acquisition deal closing, which it estimates to be ‘grossly undervalued’. expand full story

SCTY Stories June 29, 2016

Following Tesla’s (TSLA) acquisition offer to SolarCity (SCTY) last week, the automaker’s stock price fell sharply, but while the market tumbled after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union the next day, the stocks of both companies outperform the market – indicating some resistance.

Now we learn that Wall Street is betting big against the companies as short interest is close to all time high and short sellers are out of shares to borrow. expand full story

SCTY Stories June 23, 2016

If you read the headlines about Tesla’s plan to acquire SolarCity, you might think that the move is universally hated. The Globe and Mail wrote “Tesla stock plummets as planned SolarCity buy puzzles everybody but Musk ” – everybody but Musk? I wouldn’t be so sure.

While everyone and their mother seem to hate on the acquisition plan, the real question is: do shareholders like it? And maybe more importantly: do institutional shareholders like it? They will be the ones deciding after all. expand full story

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