WeWork Reaches Debt Restructuring Agreement with SoftBank and Other Investors
WeWork Inc. said Friday it had entered into a series of agreements with an ad hoc group representing more than 60% of the company’s public bonds, a third-party investor and SoftBank’s Vision Fund II to provide the company with an improved and sustainable balance sheet.
The agreements will reduce WeWork’s net debt by approximately $1.5 billion at closing, extend a significant maturity wall from 2025 to 2027, and result in new funding and new and rolled capital commitments of more than $1 billion once completed.
The ad hoc group includes funds and accounts managed by King Street Capital Management, L.P., funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, funds and accounts managed by Brigade Capital Management, and other leading financial institutions.
PJT Partners LP served as exclusive financial advisor, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as exclusive legal advisor to WeWork. Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive financial advisor, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as exclusive legal advisor to SoftBank. Ducera Partners LLC served as exclusive financial advisor, and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP served as exclusive legal advisor to the ad hoc group of public bondholders.