Elon Musk continued to slowly release details of his plan to take Tesla private, saying late Monday that he is getting advice from Goldman Sachs Group and private-equity firm Silver Lake.
In a tweet late Monday California time, the electric-car maker's CEO said he has also lined up legal advisers for the possible transaction. A Tesla spokesman said Musk's tweet refers to his own advisers and attorneys. Tesla board members didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
Controversy has swirled around Musk's plan since the moment he announced it in a tweet a week ago, with some investors and lawyers questioning his claim to have secured funding for the move.
Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private hadn't been cleared ahead of time with the company's board, the New York Times reported, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is scrutinizing his statements.
Earlier Monday, Musk revealed that Saudi Arabia has long been interested in taking Tesla private, which gave him the confidence last week to tweet that he was considering the blockbuster deal. He also confirmed the country's Public Investment Fund recently bought an almost 5 percent stake and is interested in helping take Tesla private.
The posts prolong Musk's piecemeal approach to explaining how he will pull off a privatization of his money-losing automaker at a more than $70 billion market capitalization. Since the 47-year-old dropped that bombshell, he has used social media to sporadically update investors stuck in an information vacuum.