Imperium Pulls IPO

Imperium Renewables Inc., a Seattle-based biodeisel producer, has withdrawn registration for a $345 million IPO. It had filed back in May, with Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers serving as co-lead underwriters. Imperium has raised around $240 million in VC funding from such firms as Nth Power, Technology Partners, Vulcan Capital, BlackRock Investment Management, Capricorn Management and Silver Point Capital.