WeWork is considering curtailing the power of CEO Adam Neumann and his wife, Rebekah Neumann, in an effort to get its initial public offering back on track, The Financial Times reported Thursday.
Neumann dominates the company, thanks in part to holding special stock that gives him 20 votes per share. The company's investors, advisors, and executives are deliberating whether to reduce his voting power, among other possible corporate governance reforms, according to The Financial Times.
Under WeWork's corporate bylaws, Rebekah Neumann is one of three people who would decide on her husband's successor if he should die or become incapacitated within 10 years of the company's IPO. One of the other changes the real estate giant is debating is whether to remove her from that role, The Financial Times reported.
Company representatives did not immediately respond to an email from Business Insider seeking comment.
WeWork has been struggling to line up potential investors for its planned public offering. Neumann's control over the company and a series of transactions involving him or his relatives have raised eyebrows. Investors and analysts have also raised concerns about the company valuation and financial stability.
In its last private funding round in January, WeWork was valued at $47 billion. But it's now considering going public with a market capitalization of as little as $15 billion, according to The Financial Times.
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