US IPO Week Ahead: Online training course unicorn Pluralsight leads 3 IPO week

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One unicorn and two SPACs are expected to raise a combined $728 million in the week ahead. Online training course provider  Pluralsight  leads the week and is joined by blank check companies  Trinity Merger and  VectoIQ Acquisition . 

U.S. IPO Calendar
Deal Size
Market Cap
Price Range
Shares Filed
Trinity Merger ( TMCXU )
Honolulu, HI
B. Riley & Co.
Blank check company formed by Trinity Investments to acquire a real estate business.
VectoIQ Acquisition ( VTIQU )
Mamaroneck, NY
Blank check company led by former GM execs and focused on smart transportation businesses.
Pluralsight ( PS )
Farmington, UT
$10 - $12
Morgan Stanley
JP Morgan
Provides online training courses in programming and software development.

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Pluralsight (PL), which offers over 6,700 online training courses to primarily enterprises (82% of 1Q18 billings), is expected to raise $228 million at a $1.5 billion market value. The company addresses a $24 billion market opportunity and has seen accelerating growth, reaching 33% in the 1Q18. That said, its marketing push to gain enterprise customers has resulted in steep losses.

Real estate SPAC  Trinity Merger  ( TMCXU ) is looking to raise $300 million at a $275 million market value. CEO Sean Hehir and CFO Kevin Hayahi have led the company's sponsor, Trinity Investments, for 20 years.

Transportation SPAC  VectoIQ Acquisition  ( VTIQU ) is expected to raise $200 million at a $256 million market value. CEO Stephen Girsky previously was tapped one executive tapped to lead General Motors' turnaround following its 2009 bankruptcy.

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Referenced Symbols: IPO , IPOS , TMCXU , VTIQU , PS

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