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The 2014 IPO calendar will see one of its busiest weeks yet when 14 companies make their public debut this week.
According to the research firm Renaissance Capital, 71 companies have already gone public this year. That's an increase of nearly 122% from this time last year. A total of 116 IPOs have been priced in 2014, which is the highest total in more than a decade.
This week's biggest IPO is that of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), which plans to raise $2.5 billion on Thursday.
But that's not the only IPO opportunity for investors. See all the companies making their initial public offering this week…
IPO Calendar 2014: Top 5 IPOS This Week
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is by far the biggest IPO this week as the company looks to raise approximately $2.5 billion. Ally is an auto loan provider and is a former unit of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) that benefitted from the 2008 federal government bailout. Based on total assets, Ally is the 19th largest bank holding company in the United States, and the company reported sales of $4.3 billion last year. In the IPO, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is selling its shares, and the company will not profit. In the deal, 95 million shares will be sold at range of $25 to $28. That gives ALLY a market value of approximately $12.8 billion. The IPO takes place on Thursday, April 10.
La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) will raise approximately $725 million by selling more than 37 million shares at a range of $18 to $21 million. La Quinta is a hotel chain that operates 830 locations in the United States. The initial public offering should give LQ a market value of approximately $2.4 billion. La Quinta was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. LQ will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 9. The company's sales reached $874 million last year.
Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENBL) will make its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 11, and should have a market valuation of $8.4 billion. Based in Oklahoma City, Enable Midstream operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. ENBL plans to raise $500 million by offering 25 million shares at a range of $19 to $21. In its last fiscal year, ENBL reported sales of $3.1 billion.