WeWork is reportedly expected to IPO in September, earlier than investors had thought
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WeWork is reportedly expected to IPO in September, earlier than investors had thought

WeWork wants to go public sooner than anybody thought.

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, the co-working startup is targeting a September IPO, which is earlier than investors had previously expected.

The report said WeWork has plans to sure up a $5 billion to $6 billion asset-backed loan in the coming weeks that will decrease the amount it needs to raise in its IPO. Still, WeWork — which is officially known as The We Company — is expected to try to raise "several billion" in its public offering, people familiar with the matter told The Journal.

The company's IPO paperwork is reportedly expected to become public in August, and its actual listing on the stock market would happen in September.

WeWork declined to comment to Business Insider.

WeWork confidentially filed to go public last December, and in its last funding round, the startup was valued at an impressive $47 billion. To date, the company has raised $10 billion in venture funding and debt funding since its founding in 2011.

Still, WeWork has yet to turn a profit. According to a recent financial report viewed by Business Insider, WeWork had $1.93 billion in net losses in 2018 alone.

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