Fox Business / January, 28 -- Twitter has scored an investment offer from a fund run by BlackRock (BLK) that reportedly values the social media company at more than $9 billion.

A spokesperson at BlackRock confirmed the investment by one of the money-management giant's funds, but declined to give financial details.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the investment is valued at $80 million and would allow some of Twitter’s early employees to sell their stock. The short-messaging company wouldn’t make any money on the investment.

Twitter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The deal is similar to liquidity-providing transactions reached by the likes of Facebook (FB) and Groupon (GRPN) before they went public.