Elon Musk has been visiting Twitter’s headquarters this week ahead of the expected closing of the deal


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Elon Musk plans to visit Twitter’s San Francisco office this week before closing on a deal to buy the company, Twitter chief marketing officer Leslie Berland told employees in an email Wednesday.

“As you’ll soon see or hear, Elon is in the SF office this week meeting with folks, walking the halls, and continuing to immerse himself in the important work you all do,” Berland said in the email. CNN business. “If you’re in SF and see him around, say hi! For everyone else, this is just the beginning of many meetings and conversations with Elon.”

Berland added that all Twitter ( TWTR ) employees will hear directly from Musk on Friday.

Shortly after sending the message, Musk he tweeted A video of him walking into Twitter’s office carrying a bowl of a sink, “Entering Twitter HQ, let it sink in!”

Musk has until the end of the week to close his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter or face a lawsuit, which he reportedly plans to do on Friday. Closing the deal would end a months-long battle over the acquisition, which Musk had previously sought to drop but earlier this month agreed to move forward with the deal on terms originally agreed upon.

Musk also changed his on Wednesday Twitter bio To “Chief Twit”.

Musk is likely to face a lot of questions from nervous employees when he addresses Twitter employees.

The Washington Post reported last week that Musk had told potential investors in the deal that he planned to cut nearly 75% of the company’s workforce, and that Twitter already planned mass layoffs even if a deal was not reached. Following the Washington Post’s report, Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett sent a memo to employees saying the company “has no confirmation of the buyer’s plans after closing and advises not to follow rumors or leaked documents, but to wait directly on the facts from us and the buyer.”, Bloomberg according to a report from A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the note to CNN.

Musk previously discussed significantly reducing Twitter’s workforce in text messages with friends about the deal, which were revealed in court filings, and did not rule out the possibility of layoffs during a call with Twitter employees in June.