VC-backed Rhythm files for IPO

Rhythm has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Citigroup and Cowen and Company are serving as the lead underwriters. Based in Boston, Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical firm that focuses on treating metabolic disorders. Its backers include MPM Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Third Rock Ventures, Ipsen and Pfizer Ventures.

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VTTI rolls out IPO

VTTI has launched its IPO of 17.5 million shares at $21 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “VTTI.” Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities and Wells Fargo Securities are the lead underwriters. VTTI is a limited partnership that owns, develops and acquires refined petroleum product and crude oil terminaling and related energy infrastructure assets.

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Lexington Partners to buy bulk of Citi’s LP stake in Metalmark fund

Lexington Partners has agreed to buy 80 percent of Citigroup’s $1.5 billion limited partner interest in Metalmark Capital Partners II. As part of the deal, Citi will offer 20 percent of its stake to existing LPs in the fund. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Terms were not disclosed.

VC-backed TubeMogul cuts IPO pricing terms

According to an amended SEC filing, TubeMogul has reduced its IPO pricing terms. It now plans on selling its IPO of 6.25 million shares between $7 and $8 per share as opposed to an earlier intention of selling it between $11 and $13 per share. The stock will list on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TUBE.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Oppenheimer & Co. will serve as lead underwriters. Based in Emeryville, Calif., TubeMogul is an online video marketing company. Its backers include SingTel Innov8, Cross Creek Capital, Digital Advertising Consortium, Foundation Capital and Trinity Ventures.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Nordstrom is in talks to buy Trunk Club, LeBron James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers will have a $500 million a year impact on the local economy, plus Tim Armstrong would love to merge AOL – Yahoo but Marissa Mayer isn’t backing it. Also, should pizza places shouldn’t serve brunch? No!

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Riverstone forms energy credit team

Riverstone Holdings has formed a team of energy-focused leveraged finance professionals to lead the firm’s expansion into credit and capital markets activities. The team includes Christopher Abbate, former managing director and head of energy leveraged finance at Citigroup; Jamie Brodsky and Daniel Flannery, who both join Riverstone from Nomura Securities International. All three also worked together on the energy leveraged finance team at UBS.

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VC-backed TubeMogul sets pricing terms for IPO

According to an amended SEC filing, TubeMogul has priced its IPO of 6.25 million shares between $11 and $13 per share. Also, the company plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TUBE.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Oppenheimer & Co. will serve as lead underwriters. Based in Emeryville, Calif., TubeMogul is an online video marketing company. Its backers include SingTel Innov8, Cross Creek Capital, Digital Advertising Consortium, Foundation Capital and Trinity Ventures.

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OMAM files for IPO

Boston-based OM Asset Management has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) are the lead underwriters. OMAM is the newly formed holding company for Old Mutual‘s US-based institutional asset management business.

VC-backed Ardelyx debuts IPO

Ardelyx has launched its IPO after pricing its approximately 4.3 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ARDX.” Citigroup and Leerink Partners are the lead underwriters. Based in Fremont, Calif., Ardelyx is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on cardio-renal, GI and metabolic diseases. Its backers include New Enterprise Associates, CMEA Capital and Amgen Ventures.

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Banks face U.S. fines over LBO loans: Reuters

Wall Street banks are bracing for a clampdown and even fines if regulators determine they have violated guidelines aimed at stamping out reckless underwriting on leveraged buyout debt, according to Thomson Reuters International Financing Review and Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp.

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Bain Capital-backed Trinseo prices IPO

Trinseo SA, a plastics maker that is backed by Bain Capital, has priced its IPO of 10 million shares at between $17 and $19 per share. The company plans on listing the stock on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TSE.” Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are serving as lead underwriters.

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