IPO Activity Set To Spring Back As 14 Cos. Target $2B

By Chelsea Naso (May 1, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A wave of 14 companies targeting $2 billion are expected to splash onto the market during the first full week of May, putting investor appetite for life sciences to the test with a surge of 10 offerings while a master limited partnership, a real estate investment trust, a loan provider and a restaurant chain also prepare to take the plunge.

The life sciences industry is primed to steal the spotlight during the coming week, with 10 companies looking to raise about $670 million in capital.

On deck to go public is cancer treatment developers Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC and MultiVir Inc., painkiller...

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