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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.
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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.

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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.