VC-backed Auris Medical prices IPO

Auris Medical Holding has set the pricing terms of its IPO. It plans on selling 6.9 million shares at $10 to $12 per share. The company will trade the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “EARS.” Jefferies and Leerink Partners are serving as lead underwriters. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Auris Medical is a biopharmaceutical company focused on otolaryngology. Its backers include Sofinnova Venture Partners, Sofinnova Capital, Adamant Global Generika Funds and Idinvest Partners

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Oaktree Capital’s Townsquare Media updates IPO terms

According to an updated SEC filing, Townsquare Media, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, will sell 8.3 million shares of its IPO at a price between $14 and $16 per share. The company is planning on listing the stock on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TSQ.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and RBC Capital Markets will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in Greenwich, CT, Townsquare Media is a radio station operator.

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VC-backed ReWalk files for IPO

ReWalk Robotics 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. The company is planning on listing its stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RWLK.” Barclays Capital and Jefferies will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in the U.S., Israel and Germany, ReWalk (formerly known as Argo Medical Technologies) is a maker of wearable robotic exoskeletons for people with spinal cord injury. Its backers include SCP Vitalife Partners. Yaskawa Electric Corp. Israel Healthcare Ventures, Pontifax and Previz Ventures.

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VC-backed Affimed Therapeutics files for IPO

Affimed Therapeutics said Monday that it 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. Jefferies, Leerink Partners and BMO Capital Markets Corp. are serving as lead underwriters. Based in Germany, Affimed Therapeutics is focused on developing cancer treatments. Its backers include Aeris Capital, BioMedInvest, LSP Life Sciences Partners, Novo Nordisk A/S and Orbimed.

PE-owned LMI files for IPO

Lantheus Holdings, the parent company of LMI, 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. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LNTH.” Citigroup Global Markets and Jefferies are serving as the lead underwriters. Headquartered in North Billerica, Mass., LMI, which is owned by Avista Capital Partners, is a maker of diagnostic imaging agents.

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PE-owned restaurant chain El Pollo Loco files for IPO

El Pollo Loco, which is owned by Trimaran Capital, 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. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LOCO.” Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and Robert W. Baird & Co are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., El Pollo Loco is a fast food restaurant chain.

Amphastar launches IPO

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has unveiled its IPO after pricing its 8 million shares at $7 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AMPH.” Jefferies, BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Piper Jaffray are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Amphastar is focused on developing generic and proprietary injectable and inhalation products. Its backers include Applied Physics & Chemistry Laboratories and Coller Partners.

VC-backed Kite Pharma unveils IPO

Kite Pharma has launched its IPO after pricing its 7.5 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “KITE.” Jefferies, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and Cowen and Company are the lead underwriters. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Kite Pharma is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on treating cancer. Kite Pharma’s backers include Alta Partners and TPG Capital.

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GI Partners completes Peak 10 acquisition

GI Partners has closed its previously announced buy of Peak 10. No financial terms were disclosed. Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets and Jefferies provided the financing for the transaction. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Peak 10 is an operator of data centers.

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EMG-backed AEPB agrees to buy acres in Permian Basin for $2.5 bln

American Energy – Permian Basin said Monday that it has agreed to acquire about 63,000 acres in the southern Permian Basin, primarily in two Texas counties from Denver-based Enduring Resources for $2.5 billion. AEPB is backed by The Energy & Minerals Group and First Reserve Corp. Goldman Sachs provided the financing for the acquisition. Also, Goldman Sachs, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Citi served as financial advisors to AEPB while Jefferies was financial advisor to Enduring.

American Energy agrees to buy acres in Ohio and West Virginia for $1.75 bln

American Energy-Utica said Monday that it has agreed to acquire approximately 27,000 net acres in Monroe County, Ohio from East Resources and an unidentified private firm. Also, American Energy-Marcellus has inked agreements to buy about 48,000 net acreages in five West Virginia counties from the same sellers. The combined price of these acquisitions is $1.75 billion. Both transactions are expected to be completed in the next 60 days. Citi and Goldman Sachs served as financial advisors to AEU and AEM, while Jefferies was financial advisor to the sellers. American Energy-Utica and American Energy-Marcellus are both backed by The Energy & Minerals Group.

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