Filing activity picks up as December nears close

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After several weeks with limited filings, activity picked up this week as five new companies filed for IPOs. This marks the first week that five companies were added to the pipeline since the week of August 27. The five additions includes two REITs, Aviv ( AVIV ) and Five Oaks Investment ( FOIC ), along with packaged food producer, Pinnacle Foods (PINF.RC), Single-family home builder TRI Pointe Homes ( TPH ) and confidential filer Health Insurance Innovations ( HIIQ ). Health Insurance Innovations had been on our Private Company Backlog. Five Oaks, Aviv and TRI Pointe were also confidential filers.

With only four December filings as of the beginning of this week, this December was threatening to become the weakest month since May 2009, when there were only three filings. Though there is still the opportunity for companies to file next week, this week represented a final push for companies interested in filing in 2012, as market activity is expected to slow due to the holidays. Last year, out of 18 December filings, only two companies filed in the last week.

New filers during week of 12/17
Company Ticker Description Size*  Industry
Aviv REIT AVIV REIT specializing in owning and acquiring 
skilled nursing facilities.
$300 Financial
Services
Pinnacle Foods PINF.RC Leading manufacturer, marketer  and
distributor of branded food products
$500 -
$1,000**
Food &
Beverage
Five Oaks Investment
FOIC REIT focused on investing in, financing and
managing agency and non-agency RMBS.
$115 Financial
Services
Health Insurance Innovations HIIQ Offers web-based medical insurance plans for the uninsured and underinsured $86 Insurance
TRI Pointe Homes TPH Designs, constructs and sells single-family homes in California $173 Capital Goods
*$ in millions. **RC estimate.



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Referenced Stocks: AVIV , FOIC , HIIQ , TPH

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