First Wind Files for IPO

First Wind Holdings Inc. (f.k.a. UPC Wind), a Newton, Mass.-based developer of win power projects, has filed for a $450 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol WINDY, with Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include D.E. Shaw and Madison Dearborn Partners. www.firstwind.com