WeWork's bankers are scrambling to complete a new debt financing package as soon as next week to buy time to restructure after the company's failed initial public offering left it running short of cash at a faster rate than expected.

Two people briefed on the fundraising efforts said the office company's cash crunch was so acute that it had to raise new financing no later than the end of November. Fitch Ratings downgraded WeWork's credit rating last week to CCC+, warning that the lossmaking company's liquidity position was "precarious".

JPMorgan Chase, the Wall Street bank that had led the office

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