By Dan Primack
April 18, 2012

At 12:37 this afternoon, the official Twitter feed for automaker Audi sent out the following photo, with the caption “What could this mean?”

About 15 minutes later, the company made official¬†what’s been rumored for the past several days: Audi is buying Italian motorcycle maker Ducati from shareholders like private equity firm Industrialinvest.

No financial terms were disclosed, but press reports have pegged the deal at around $1.1 billion.

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