Ampio Pharma (AMPE) Unit, Vyrix Pharma, Files for IPO (VYRX) Apr 21, 2014 08:07AM

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMPE) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Vyrix Pharmaceuticals has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. All of the shares to be sold in the proposed offering will be offered by Vyrix. Vyrix (AMEX: VYRX) has applied for a listing of its common stock on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "VYRX".

Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. Fordham Financial is acting as co-manager for the offering. Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010, e-mail: prospectus@aegiscap.com.

This announcement is being made pursuant to, and in accordance with, Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933. The registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC has not yet become effective and shares may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time when the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the Commission's website at www.sec.gov.


Weibo (WB) IPO Gets Energized; Sina (SINA) Ticks Higher in Concert Apr 17, 2014 02:36PM

Weibo (NASDAQ: WB) is gaining ground Thursday after its IPO got out of the gate on a rough note.

Around noon today, Weibo opened for trading at $16.27, which was below its initial pricing of $17 per ADS.

Since then, the stock has marched higher, moving over 50 percent at one point.

Shares have retraced some, but are still up 27.6 percent on the session. Notably, Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA) is up 6.4 percent today.


Weibo (WB) IPO Opens at $16.27, Below $17/ADS Pricing Apr 17, 2014 11:59AM

The IPO for Weibo (Nasdaq: WB) opened for trading at $ after pricing 16,800,000 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), each representing one Class A ordinary share of the Company, at $17 per ADS, the low end of the expected $17 to $19 range. The IPO size was reduced from 20,000,000 share.

All of the 16,800,000 ADSs in the offering are offered by Weibo. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,520,000 additional ADSs from Weibo to cover over-allotments.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as joint book runners for the offering.

Weibo is a leading social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. By providing an unprecedented and simple way for Chinese people and organizations to publicly express themselves in real time, interact with others on a massive global platform and stay connected with the world, Weibo has had a profound social impact in China. In March 2014, Weibo had 143.8 million MAUs and 66.6 million average DAUs. Over 70% of our MAUs in December 2013 accessed Weibo from mobile devices at least once during the month.

A microcosm of Chinese society and a cultural phenomenon in China, Weibo allows people to be heard publicly and exposed to the rich ideas, cultures and experiences of the broader world. Media outlets use Weibo as a source of news and a distribution channel for their headline news. Government agencies and officials use Weibo as an official communication channel for disseminating timely information and gauging public opinion to improve public services. Individuals and charities use Weibo to make the world a better place by launching charitable projects, seeking donations and volunteers and leveraging the celebrities and organizations on Weibo to amplify their social influence.

Weibo is being spun-off from Sina (NASDAQ: SINA), which will continue to control a majority of the shares following the IPO.


Vital Therapies (VTL) IPO Opens Mildly Higher Apr 17, 2014 10:55AM

The IPO for Vital TheraNovatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL)
pies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL) opened at $12.25 after pricing 4,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share, below the expected $13-$15 range.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and Canaccord Genuity Inc. are acting as co-managers.

Vital Therapies, Inc. is a biotherapeutic company developing a cell-based therapy targeting the treatment of acute liver failure. The company's lead product-candidate, ELAD, is an extracorporeal bio-artificial liver currently in Phase 3 clinical trials. Vital Therapies, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. Vital TherapiesĀ® and ELADĀ® are trademarks of Vital Therapies, Inc.


Sportsman's Warehouse Holding (SPWH) IPO Opens Flat Apr 17, 2014 10:36AM

The IPO for Sportsman's Warehouse Holding (NASDAQ: SPWH) opened for trading at $9.50 after pricing 12,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.50 per share. The offering consists of 8,333,333 shares of common stock sold by Sportsman's and 4,166,667 shares of common stock sold by affiliates of Seidler Equity Partners III, L.P. Shares have continued lower since opening to $9.34, down 1.7%.

In addition, Sportsman's and Seidler have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 468,750 shares from Sportsman's and an additional 1,406,250 shares from Seidler.

Credit Suisse and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers and the representatives of the underwriters. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Piper Jaffray & Co., Wells Fargo Securities and D.A. Davidson & Co. are acting as co-managers.

Sportsman's Warehouse is a high-growth outdoor sporting goods retailer focused on meeting the everyday needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, the first-time participant and every enthusiast in between. Our mission is to provide a one-stop shopping experience that equips our customers with the right hunting, shooting, fishing and camping gear to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors.


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