Why Tesla and SolarCity Have an Elon Musk Problem

Elon Musk’s deal for SolarCity has driven some of his shareholders into insane mode. On Tuesday, Musk made a bold power play with his company Tesla Motors, where he is CEO, offering to buy SolarCity, where Musk is chairman. Musk isn’t the first CEO to merge two of his companies, but the move is unusual because of his unique relationship to Tesla and SolarCity: Musk is their largest shareholder, owning more than 20%, of each. On top of that, SolarCity’s CEO Lyndon Rive is also Musk’s first cousin.

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