WeWork to divest all non-core companies


FILE PHOTO: A WeWork emblem is seen at a WeWork workplace in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kate Munsch

(Reuters) – The We Firm, proprietor of office-space sharing firm WeWork, disclosed on Friday it’ll divest all non-core companies and cut back headcount throughout its ventures as a part of a 90-day plan.

In an investor presentation dated Oct. 11, however made public on Friday, the corporate stated the non-core companies being divested embody Meetup, The Wing, and House IQ. (we.co/2Ntb9cw)

The corporate which stated it had reached 580,000 memberships as of third quarter, excluding India, expects the job cuts to happen throughout its ventures, common & administrative, and growth-related features.

WeWork in September withdrew its preliminary public providing after the SoftBank-backed startup ousted founder Adam Neumann as its chief govt officer.

The corporate had did not excite buyers who raised considerations about its burgeoning losses and a enterprise mannequin that includes taking long-term leases and renting out areas for a brief time period.

The corporate stated on Friday it will have “confirmed executives” in its membership-focused, subscription-based companies.

WeWork will now deal with its enterprise clients, as an alternative of small and mid-sized companies which embody start-ups.

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Shailesh Kuber

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