The investor group includes Blackstone Group LP, GIC Pte Ltd, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and JMI Equity.
The San Francisco-based company is among a string of Silicon Valley unicorns expected to debut in the stock market in 2019.
Zoom is aiming to be valued in the IPO at several billion dollars more than the $1 billion valuation it achieved in its most recent funding round in 2017, when it received $100 million from venture capital firm Sequoia.
Three members of Tesla’s board will now weigh whether it is advisable – or even feasible – to pursue what could be the biggest-ever go-private deal, and they are doing so before receiving a formal proposal from the CEO.
The board expects to make a decision on whether to launch a formal review of Musk’s proposal in the coming days and is speaking to investment bankers about hiring financial advisers to assist it in its review in such scenario.
Son is optimistic that U.S. President Donald Trump’s escalation of trade disputes and heightened scrutiny of foreign investments would not affect the Japanese firm’s prolific deal-making.
This is the companies’ third attempt to clinch a deal in the last four years.
The deal comes after Aetna’s $37 billion plan to acquire smaller U.S. health insurance peer Humana Inc was blocked in January by a U.S. federal judge over antitrust concerns.
The move could result in slashing payments to fund managers
A deal could value the entire company at over $9 billion.