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IPO Calendar Swells to 11 for Week of October 12

Albertson’s Companies is a grocery store chain that operates approximately 2,200 store in 33 states. Brands include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, and Jewel-Osco. The company plans to offer 65.3 million shares in an expected price range of $23 to $26 to raise $1.6 billion at an implied market cap of about $11.64 billion. Joint bookrunners for the offering are Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Barclays. Co-managers include Lazard Capital Markets, Guggenheim Securities, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, BMO Capital Markets, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Telsey Advisory Group, Academy Securities, Ramirez & Co. and Blaylock Beal Van. Shares are expected to price Wednesday and begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ABS.

First Data is the world’s largest merchant acquirer, helping to process credit and debit card payments for over 6 million business locations across 118 countries. The company plans to offer 160 million shares in an expected price range of $18 to $20, raising $3 billion at an implied market cap of $16.7 billion. Joint bookrunners for the offering include Citi, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, KKR, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, PNC Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Wells Fargo Securities. Co-managers are Allen, BBVA and Cowen. Shares are expected to price Wednesday and begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FDC.

Adesto Technologies provides application-specific, non-volatile memory products optimized for the Internet of Things market. The company plans to offer 4.1 million shares in an IPO price range of $10 to $12 to raise $45.1 million at an implied market cap of $153.4 million. Joint bookrunners for the offering are Needham and Oppenheimer. Co-manager is Roth Capital. Shares are expected to price Thursday and begin trading Friday on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol IOTS.

American Farmland is an internally managed real-estate company (REIT) that owns a diversified portfolio of high-quality farmland and farmland development projects in the United States. The company plans to offer 12 million shares in an expected price range of $8.50 to $10.50 to raise $114 million at an implied market cap of $217.6 million. Joint bookrunners for the offering are Deutsche Bank, Citi, Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets and FBR Capital Markets. Co-managers are Janney Montgomery Scott, Oppenheimer and Wunderlich Securities. Shares are expected to price Thursday and begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AFCO.

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