WeWork tapping advisers for restructuring help – Bloomberg News

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FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed on a screen during the company's IPO on the floor of the NYSE in New York

(Reuters) -WeWork is tapping advisers for restructuring advice as it struggles with a heavy debt load and poor financial performance, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

Shares of the SoftBank Group-backed WeWork fell about 6% to $0.12 at the close.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) suspended trading in WeWork’s warrants on Tuesday due to “abnormally low” trading price levels and said will initiate proceedings to delist them.

The flexible workspace provider has hired real estate adviser Hilco Global, engaged consultant Alvarez & Marsal and re-engaged law firm Kirkland & Ellis for advice on its options, according to the report.

The company is seeking to avoid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and restructure its debts out of court, the report added citing a person familiar with the matter.

Hilco Global said in an email to Reuters it was working with WeWork in connection with the real estate restructuring efforts.

WeWork, Alvarez & Marsal and Kirkland & Ellis did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.

(Reporting by Kannaki Deka and Pratyush Thakur in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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