Billionaire Adam Neumann is making an attempt to purchase again bankrupt real-estate firm WeWork, which he based in 2010 and was ousted from in 2019, DealBook reported Tuesday.
Neumann, his startup Flow and Dan Loeb’s Third Point fund have “consistently expressed” a “sincere interest” since December 2023 to purchase WeWork and its leases out of chapter or present debtor-in-possession, or DIP, financing, in line with a letter obtained by Dealbook from Neumann’s counsel, Alex Spiro.
Those efforts have stretched even additional again than December, in line with the letter. Neumann had tried to rearrange financing of as much as $1 billion in October 2022 however was rebuffed by former CEO Sandeep Mathrani.
WeWork advisors resisted Neumann’s efforts however finally instructed that Neumann present DIP financing as a substitute of a time period sheet, in line with the letter. It was not instantly clear from the letter if WeWork and Neumann’s group had signed an NDA, though the letter says that the 2 sides had been exchanging mark-ups on one.
WeWork filed for chapter in November 2023 after years of economic struggles. Neumann stepped down in 2019 as the corporate confronted mounting investor issues over its company governance and valuation.
Third Point, Neumann and Spiro didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
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