Initial public offerings (IPO)

WeWork value plunges to $8 billion

In this illustration, the WeWork logo is on a Jenga piece that balances precariously as someone removes a Jenga block underneath it.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As WeWork runs out of money, SoftBank Group is orchestrating the company's "rescue financing plan" that could value it below $8 billion, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: $8 billion is a slim fraction of the $47 billion valuation WeWork gleaned in January from SoftBank. The rescue plan also comes after the office-sharing business slammed the brakes on its IPO, causing company bonds to tumble.

Go deeper: The battle over WeWork's IPO

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that WeWork's IPO process is not expected to resume in mid-to-late October.

Saudi Aramco reportedly delays IPO launch again

Illustration of an oil rig in the Saudi desert casting a shadow in the shape of a dollar sign
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Saudi Arabia is postponing plans to float shares in state oil giant Aramco, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Why it matters: Plans to offer a small slice of Aramco are aimed at raising buckets of money to fund the kingdom's economic diversification, but the effort has been beset by delays.