Co-working space giant WeWork reportedly must raise cash by “no later than the end of November” in order to stay afloat, much earlier than initial estimates which suggested the company had another six months or so to function at its current spending rates. According to The Financial Times, two people familiar with the situation confirm the company is rushing together a debt financing package alongside JPMorgan Chase, who was involved with the company’s failed IPO.
Bloomberg reports that the debt package currently stands at $5 billion USD and that it will be used entirely to save the company. WeWork in the past few months has filed to withdraw its public offering following the firing of its co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann, as well as reporting on its initial financial standings. Neumann had previously been reported to have mingled business finances with his personal money, and that Softbank, its biggest investors, were determining factors in his firing.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) October 11, 2019