*NEWS: WeWork Files For $1 Billion IPO

This article was originally published by SoCalTech, with whom OCSN has a partnership.

WeWork, the co-working space operator which has a significant presence across Southern California, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise up to $1 billion in a public offering.

The company is looking to trade under the symbol WE, but has not yet selected an exchange.

The IPO is being underwritten by J. P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC, UBS Investment Bank, and Wells Fargo Securities.

WeWork first built out its network of coworking space through efforts in Los Angeles.

WeWork is backed by Benchmark, J.P. Morgan, and Softbank, among others.

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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