Kingdom Holding invests US$300mn in Twitter

Kingdom_HoldingPrince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company has announced that it has invested US$300mn in Twitter.Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company has announced that it has invested US$300mn in social media site Twitter.

A strategic stake

According to a company statement: "This investment was the result of several months of negotiations and comprehensive due diligence and represent a strategic stake in Twitter."

Prince Alwaleed commented: "Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our ability in identifying suitable opportunities to invest in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact."

Twitter effect on media

Eng. Ahmed Halawani, KHC Executive Director of Private Equity and International Investments commented: "We believe that social media will fundamentally change the media industry landscape in the coming years. Twitter will capture and monetize this positive trend."

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