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US IPO Weekly Recap: No IPOs during the July 4th week

There were no US IPOs during the short holiday week. Four companies submitted initial filings; two in the health care sector each filed to raise less than $100 million, and two SPACs filed to raise $250 million or more. Last week's headliner, Blue Apron ( APRN ), traded down to $7.73, or 23% below its IPO price and 42% below its 2015 private round.

IPO Pipeline Update: Two new health care filings, two SPACs

Two health care IPOs filed this past week: Denmark-listed diabetes drug company Zealand Pharma (ZLND) plans to raise $86 million in a US IPO, and dermatology biotech Sienna Biopharmaceuticals (SNNA) filed to raise $75 million. The fourth SPAC from investor Mark Ein, Capitol Investment Corp IV (CIC.U) plans to raise $350 million, while MasTec-backed telecom SPAC Pensare Acquisition (WRLSU) is targeting $250 million.

What to expect in July

Although just two delayed deals are on the calendar for next week, activity should pick up in final two weeks of July. Recent biotech filers Clementia Pharmaceuticals (CMTA) and Kala Pharmaceuticals ( KALA ), both backed by OrbiMed, are notable for have Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan as their respective lead underwriters, similar to this past week's filers, Zealand and Sienna . Pet medication producer PetIQ ( PETQ ) and yoga studio chain YogaWorks (YOGA) are able to launch roadshows on Monday, July 10, while online real estate platform Redfin (RDFN), one of the few high-growth IPOs on file, can launch the following week. Large filers like building materials distributor US LBM (LBM), marketing firm Advantage Solutions (ADV), produce company Dole Food (DOLE) and Huntsman chemicals spin-off Venator Materials (VNTR) are also soon reaching potential launch dates. Low-cost airline Frontier Group (FRNT) is another candidate.

Not all growth is created equal: Blue Apron and Tintri decline this week

Since the start of 2016, virtually all VC-backed tech IPOs have traded well at the outset. Last week's IPOs from Blue Apron ( APRN ) and Tintri (TNTR) countered that trend, and both traded down this past week. Snap (SNAP) has been in the news for drifting back down to its offer price, and wearables company Jawbone, once valued at over $3 billion privately, is now shutting down operations. With more established models, 2017 enterprise software providers like Appian (APPN), MuleSoft (MULE), Alteryx (AYX) and Okta (OKTA) are each still up over 35%.

As we noted in our US IPO 2Q Review , the need for cash should drive more tech IPOs in the 2H17, regardless of hoped-for valuations. Both Blue Apron and Tintri spent heavily to maintain growth, and even took on debt. Buying power appears firmly in the hands of investors.

IPO Market Snapshot

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The article US IPO Weekly Recap: No IPOs during the July 4th week originally appeared on IPO investment manager Renaissance Capital's web site renaissancecapital.com.

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