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It’s been a volatile time in the IPO market the past few weeks. We went from boom times to buyer beware in a hurry. The calendar is still fairly active. We left Paycom Software on the list even though there was word going around on Friday that they had pulled their deal.


Leju provides real estate services in China. The company offers online property viewing, physical property visits, and pre-sale customer support for new residential properties and home furnishing sales through jiaju.com and leju.com. The company offers fee-based online property listing services to real estate agents; and free services to individual property sellers.

Moelis & Company advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, and other corporate finance matters. Complicated and kind of investor-unfriendly corporate structure.

Paycom Software offers a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software solution delivered as software-as-a-service. Functionality includes data analytics that enable businesses to manage the employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement. It primarily serves small to mid-sized companies. Sounds a little like an Intuit (INTU).

Quotient makes blood transfusion diagnostic products and is developing MosaiQTM, a proprietary technology platform for conducting blood grouping and disease screening tests. The company sells its reagent products to donor collection agencies, hospitals, independent testing laboratories, blood banking operations, and other diagnostic companies, as well as to original equipment manufacturers.

Sabre Corporation provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry. It operates in three segments: Travel Network, Airline and Hospitality Solutions, and Travelocity. Closely related to TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Priceline.com (PCLN).

SCYNEXIS is developing anti-infectives to address unmet therapeutic needs. Their lead product candidate, SCY-078, has completed Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections in humans against a range of Candida and Aspergillus fungal species.

Sportsman’s Warehouse is a outdoor sporting goods retailer offering camping products, fishing products and hunting and shooting products consisting of ammunition supplies, archery items, ATV accessories, blinds and tree stands, decoys, firearms, reloading equipment, and shooting gear. In addition, its stores offer services like fishing-reel line winding, gun bore sighting, scope mounting, and issues hunting and fishing licenses. The company operated 47 stores in 18 states. Pretty direct competitor to Cabelas (CAB).

TriVascular Technologies develops and commercializes technologies for minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The company offers a stent graft platform for the treatment of AAA through minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair.

Vital Therapies is develpoing a cell-based therapy for the treatment of acute liver failure. Its product candidate includes ELAD system, an extracorporeal bio-artificial liver therapy that is in Phase III clinical trials to allow the patient’s own liver to regenerate to a healthy state, or to stabilize the patient until transplant.

Weibo is a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-based content in China. Weibo also develops mobile apps, such as Weibo Headlines, Weibo Weather and WeiDisk, which is similar to Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud. Weibo Corporation is a subsidiary of SINA Corporation.

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