Tesla CEO Secretly Meets With Apple’s Merger and Acquisitions Chief
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Apple’s merger and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica met with Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk last year at the time when rumors had hit the Internet suggesting that perhaps Apple would buy out Tesla.
The Chronicle credits “an anonymous source” for coming forward with this information now. As the Chronicle suggests, this high-level meeting showed that Apple was interested in striking up some sort of merger or acquisition deal with Tesla.
The Apple-Tesla tie up idea was the subject of much speculation last year. Adnaan Ahmad, an analyst at the investment bank Berenberg, even wrote a letter to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. That letter called upon Apple to purchase Tesla as a way to make better use of its billions in available funds.
As far as we know, nothing has come of the Apple-Tesla meeting, meaning that neither side has ever stated anything on the record suggesting that some deal is pending.
Again, we must re-iterate the fact that the Chronicle cites an “anonymous source,” which leads us to question the validity of the article.
Source: SF Gate