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The WeWork soap opera’s latest episode includes filing for bankruptcy

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Co-working office space provider WeWork has filed for bankruptcy covering its locations in the US and Canada, and in a filing, it said it had liabilities of between $10 and $50 billion.

It’s the latest turn for a company that went from being valued at $47 billion in January 2019 to unsuccessfully attempting an IPO later that year.

Investors were unimpressed with a company that counted its founder and CEO, Adam Neumann, as a significant risk factor. Its fall was eventually captured in both a documentary for Hulu, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn, and the podcast-turned-TV show for Apple TV, WeCrashed.

As Elizabeth Lopatto described its IPO paperwork:

That paperwork revealed, all in one place, the following…

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