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US IPO Week Ahead: 3 micro-cap IPOs attempt to price during election week
Analyst IPO Market Commentary
With Tuesday's election gripping the nation, the US IPO market has no major deals this week. Three micro-cap companies are on the
to raise a combined $80 million in week ahead; each with a deal size of less than $30 million. Two are already listed on lower-liquidity exchanges.
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Renaissance Capital's IPO Calendar - Week of 11/7/2016
Oil and gas E&P operating in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin.
New York, NY
Late-stage biotech developing antibiotics for multi-drug resistant bacteria.
$12.00 - $14.00
Commercializing a non-lethal rodent control chemical that lowers rat fertility.
Rat poison alternative goes public
) plans to raise $26 million at a diluted market cap of $152 million - the week's largest. Founded by its CEO in 2004, the company is raising IPO proceeds to launch ContraPest, a chemical designed to decrease rat fertility in places like subways and food production facilities, following its recent EPA approval. It would be the only product of its kind on the market, but the pre-revenue company faces competition from widely-available poisons offered by Bayer, Syngenta and others.
) is back on the US IPO calendar, hoping to raise around $26 million. The antibiotic biotech last attempted to price in August, but since then has lowered its share offering, added warrants and disclosed a concurrent European placement. Listed on London's AIM market (MTFB), Motif plans to raise capital to finish Phase 3 trials and avoid running out of cash. Shareholder Invesco plans to invest $8.6 million on the IPO.
), which is also listed (OTCQB: PRHR), plans to raise about $28 million and begin trading on the NYSE MKT. Like October IPO
Extraction Oil & Gas
), PetroShare owns wells in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin. However, the company has not yet produced revenue, and carries $2 million in pre-IPO cash and $4.6 million in debt. It notes that CEO Stephen Foley played for the Denver Broncos for 11 seasons in 1976-1986, which included two Super Bowl appearances.
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IPO Pipeline update: Few filings are further proof of a slow year-end
The past week saw
no new IPO filings
or notable updates. Four companies withdrew from the pipeline: Offshore oil rig operator
Ocean Rig Partners LP
; $305mm deal size), acquired E&P
; est. $600mm), steel producer
EVRAZ North America
; est. $300mm) and biotech
Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals
While companies have a narrow window to IPO before Thanksgiving, the majority of the year's remaining deals will arrive in the first two full weeks of December. To that end, expect new filings to roll in before month-end. Of the companies currently on file, notable names with up-to-date filings include
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