Twitter is in talks with a handful of investment banks to provide the company with a credit facility as it embarks upon being a public company, according to people familiar with the matter.
The move is customary ahead of an IPO for startups, which rarely have access—or desire—to build up debt while trying to grow their business. Facebook, for instance, secured access to $8 billion in credit in March 2012—and added 25 underwriters in the process—two months before going public.
Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Goldman Sachs—the company's lead underwriter on its IPO—will participate in the deal, according to the people familiar with the matter, as well as a handful of other banks including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, among others.
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