(Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company said on Monday it had filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with U.S. regulators, the latest in a swarm of U.S. startups planning a stock market debut this year.

FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed outside of a co-working space in New York City, New York U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WeWork, recently valued at $47 billion in a private fundraising round, said its amended IPO registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will help it decide if it is sure it wants to become a publicly traded company.

“After a lot of thought, last week we decided to file the first amendment to our submission, which is a step towards allowing us to decide