The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include SEC filings and Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn. (www.renaissancecapital.com).
(Pasadena, Texas) 10 million class A shares, priced $19 to $21, managed by Credit Suisse, UBS, and Goldman Sachs. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: KIOR. Business: Developing a platform to convert non-food biomass into fuel blendstocks.
Pioneer Power Solutions
(Fort Lee, N.J.) 2.3 million shares, priced $8 to $10, managed by Oppenheimer & Co. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: PPSI. Business: Sells electrical transformers to niche markets in North America.
Stewart & Stevenson Inc.
(Houston) 16 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. Proposed NYSE symbol: SNS. Business: Offers custom equipment for unconventional drilling to the oil & gas industries. Previously postponed offering in Nov. 2007.
Vanguard Health Systems
(Nashville, Tenn.) 25 million shares, priced $21 to $23, managed by BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, and Citigroup. Proposed NYSE symbol: VHS. Business: Operates 26 acute care and specialty hospitals in five US states.