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A Timeline of Tesla's Epic Go-Private Saga

From meetings with Saudis and SoftBank to Elon Musk’s tweets and blog posts

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The Latest Developments in Elon Musk's Plan to Take Tesla Private
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Elon Musk captivated the financial world by blurting out via Twitter his vision of transforming Tesla Inc. into a private company—then stunned investors again by deciding to stay public after. The chairman, chief executive officer and largest shareholder of the electric-car maker took a highly controversial—and perhaps legally dubious—approach to laying out his vision for going private, and his sudden reversal is unlikely to fend off scrutiny from regulators.

Here’s a timeline of key events so far: