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WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises. Founded in 2010, it is headquartered in New York City. As of 2018, WeWork managed over 4 million square metres. WeWork's parent company is The We Company.


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WeWork India lays off 20% of workforce as virus lockdowns weigh

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WeWork Wants a Rent Break. Its Customers Do, Too.

Some who rent space from the troubled company say it has not been generous with them even as it seeks concessions from building owners. - Published

Adam Neumann, WeWork’s Former Chief, Sues SoftBank

The lawsuit accuses SoftBank of improperly backing out of an offer to buy shares held by Mr. Neumann, employees and other investors. - Published

WeWork co-founder Neumann sues SoftBank over failed tender offer

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann filed a lawsuit against Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and its Vision Fund on Monday for terminating a $3 billion tender offer to the office-sharing startup's shareholders.
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WeWork sues SoftBank for dropping $3 billion tender offer

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A WeWork board committee that negotiated a $3 billion tender offer with SoftBank Group sued the Japanese conglomerate on Tuesday for abandoning the deal, accusing it of succumbing to "buyer's remorse"..
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SoftBank Group withdraws $3 bil. tender offer plan for WeWork

softbank group withdraws $3 bil. tender offer plan for wework
SoftBank Group Corp. said Thursday it has withdrawn a plan to buy up to $3 billion worth of shares in WeWork as part of a bailout package to rebuild the struggling U.S. co-working space operator. The..
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SoftBank terminates $3 billion WeWork tender offer

SoftBank Group Corp said it has terminated a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with shareholders, including ousted co-founder Adam Neumann, drawing threats of legal..
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SoftBank to abandon $3 billion deal for additional WeWork shares

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp will not complete a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with its shareholders, a special committee of the U.S.-based shared-office..
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Would you go to the office for $100-a-day bonus? That's WeWork's offer to some employees during coronavirus pandemic.

WeWork is offering a $100-a-day bonus to certain employees to keep its offices running in the U.S. and Canada during the coronavirus pandemic. - Published

As Businesses Close, WeWork Tries to Lure Workers Back

The shared office space company is offering its workers $100-a-day bonuses to come to its locations amid the coronavirus crisis. - Published

WeWork board's special committee prepares for fight against SoftBank

The special committee of WeWork's board is preparing for a fight against Japan's SoftBank Group Corp saying that SoftBank should complete its tender offer promised to the office sharing company's..
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WeWork temporarily closes 100 buildings in China over coronavirus: CNBC

Office sharing startup WeWork has temporarily closed 100 buildings in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chairman Marcelo Claure said in a CNBC interview on Monday.
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WeWork inks office space deal with SoftBank-backed Gympass: sources

WeWork has signed a deal to provide space to 250 employees of gym membership app company Compass in New York, the latest example of the U.S. office-sharing start-up's majority owner, SoftBank Group..
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WeWork debacle has unicorn investors seeking cover

In the months since office-sharing startup WeWork's botched public debut, mid- and late-stage investors in big start-ups have been pushing for more safeguards in case their firms fail to go public or..
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SoftBank's $3 billion WeWork financing talks stall with Japan banks: sources

SoftBank Group Corp's talks to secure $3 billion from Japan's three biggest banks have stalled as the lenders have hit internal lending limits to the firm, two people said, complicating a $9.5 billion..
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SoftBank's Son sticks with gut-led investing in chat with Alibaba's Ma

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Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp's founder and CEO Masayoshi Son reiterated his belief in an instinct-led investing style, in a discussion with Alibaba Group..
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SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

SoftBank Group Corp will this week launch a previously agreed tender offer for as much as $3 billion of WeWork shares, including up to $970 million owned by the office sharing company's cofounder Adam..
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WeWork to lay off 2,400 employees in SoftBank revamp

WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from a Wall Street..
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WeWork lays off 2,400 workers to end cash drain

Struggling office-sharing company calls job cuts necessary to create a "more efficient organization"
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Exclusive: New York State Attorney General investigating WeWork - sources

The New York State Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating WeWork, according to two people familiar with the matter, adding to a series of problems facing the workspace provider.
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WeWork faces U.S. SEC inquiry over possible rule violations: Bloomberg

WeWork is facing scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether it violated financial rules in the run-up to its canceled initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on..
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WeWork begins search for a new CEO: sources

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WeWork in talks to hire T-Mobile's John Legere as CEO: WSJ

WeWork is in discussions with T-Mobile US Inc Chief Executive Officer John Legere to take over as head of the office-sharing start-up, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar..
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WeWork co-founder sued over $1.7bn exit package

The property company faces legal action over its co-founder's exit benefits.
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WeWork, ex-CEO Neumann, Softbank sued over botched IPO, plummeting value

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Fresh from the WeWork debacle, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he now aims to be more cautious about the timings of IPOs, a shift that could squeeze the Japanese company's funding and increase its..
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SoftBank's Son admits mistakes after Vision Fund's $8.9 billion loss

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SoftBank CEO Son says his judgment on WeWork was poor in many ways

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SoftBank Group profit plunges owing to WeWork turmoil

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SoftBank's second-quarter whiplashed by $8.9 billion loss in Vision Fund

SoftBank Group Corp reported its first quarterly loss in 14 years on Wednesday, with its giant Vision Fund suffering a 970 billion yen ($8.9 billion) loss on falling valuations of top tech bets such as..
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SoftBank Group plunges to $6.5 billion quarterly loss as tech bets stumble

SoftBank Group Corp plunged on Wednesday to a quarterly loss that was far larger than analysts' estimates, hit by the falling valuations of some of its biggest tech bets such as WeWork and Uber..
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