Office space manager WeWork to go public sooner than expected

By Akshay Kedari  | Date: 2019-07-25

Office space manager WeWork to go public sooner than expected

The company is looking to arrange an analyst day for Wall Street banks on 31st July to prepare for its IPO.

WeWork, a U.S. based company that offers shared workspaces for tech firms, has recently revealed plans to go public by September. Sources close to the matter claim that the company is likely to make its first IPO (initial public offering) paperwork open in August. However, WeWork has declined to remark on the move.

As per reports, WeWork is expected to raise between $5 billion to $6 billion with the help of bond offerings before the IPO. The debt offering could also give solace to those investing in the IPO, who may be worried that the money used by WeWork is so massive that the firm would need to collect more cash after the initial offering, which would indirectly weaken their shareholdings.

Speaking on this, Adam Troso, Head of Real Estate Corporate Advisory, Greenhill & Co., said that it’s a well-known psychology used by guarantors and IPO investors, and is something people attempt to be prepared for.

Recently, WeWork was valued at $47 billion in a private fundraising round, making it one of the most valued privately-owned businesses on the planet. Nonetheless, the cash losing organization has faced allegations concerning the sustainability of its plan of action, which depends on short term revenue agreement and long-term credit liabilities.

The loss margin at WeWork's parent organization also declined marginally in the Q1 of 2019 to $264 million as incomes continue to double each year, cite reports.

According to reliable sources, the demand for IPO has been strong this year in the U.S. However, there have been some high-profile stumbles lately. For instance, ride-sharing company Lyft Inc. recently surprised investors when its shares fell roughly 20% in its first few weeks of trading. Meanwhile, Uber is reporting trading below its IPO prices.

Source Credit: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/ipos/fpos/wework-looking-to-go-public-as-early-as-september/articleshow/70355953.cms

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