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The Five Biggest 2015 IPOs to Watch

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This past year was the biggest the IPO market has seen since the dot-com era of 2000. And the market shows no signs of slowing down.

According to Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, there are currently 119 IPOs still in the pipeline for 2015. Combined, those companies are looking to raise roughly $23 billion.

That's why we've pinpointed the five biggest 2015 IPOs to watch. Take a look...

Eleven New IPOs This Week Led by Lending Club (NYSE: LC)

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There are 11 new IPOs this week that are expected to raise a combined $2.7 billion.

This has been the biggest year for IPOs in the last decade. So far, initial public offerings in 2014 have raised a combined $82.1 billion. The next closest total over the last 10 years was the $54.9 billion raised in 2013. This year's total is already 50% higher than last year's, and we still have two-and-a-half weeks to go.

Here's a look at the biggest deals this week, and the best ways for investors to profit from 2014's massive IPO market...

10 Upcoming IPOs: Largest REIT IPO Ever This Week (NYSE: PGRE)

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There are 10 upcoming IPOs this week, including the largest initial public offering by a real-estate investment trust (REIT) ever.

This week's IPOs should raise roughly $4.16 billion, bringing the 2014 total to $82.6 billion. That total is by far the largest for the IPO market in the last decade. In fact, IPOs have averaged a full-year total of just $38.6 billion over the past 10 years. This year's group of IPOs has already more than doubled that average - with more than a month left to go.

Here's a look at each of this week's 10 new IPOs...

IPO Calendar Led by Virgin America IPO This Week

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The biggest name on this week's IPO calendar is Virgin America Inc. (Nasdaq: VA), as Sir Richard Branson prepares to take his airline company public.

The Virgin America IPO comes at a time when airline stocks are vastly outperforming the markets. So far in 2014, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has climbed 106%, American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) is up 71.5%, and Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has gained 55.7%.

While the Virgin America IPO is the biggest name on this week's IPO calendar, there are nine other companies going public. Here's a breakdown every initial public offering this week...

Among 12 Upcoming IPOs This Week, Watch Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE: AM)

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There are 12 upcoming IPOs this week, and the biggest company to watch is Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM).

Antero Midstream is a limited partnership that owns, operates, and develops midstream assets that service its parent company, Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR).

AM stock is hitting the market at the perfect time. The MLP market is hot, and its revenue is soaring (more on that below). It's also the best bet for investors playing the IPO market this week.

Here's a closer look at the Antero Midstream deal and the rest of this week's 11 new IPOs...

New IPOs This Week Led by Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX)

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This week's four new IPOs will look to raise a combined $955 million, a sign that the IPO market has regained some of the momentum it lost last week.

According to Renaissance Capital, last week's three initial public offerings raised just $163 million combined. Last week also saw four companies postpone their IPOs, and another four withdraw them entirely.

On Monday, another six companies set terms for public offering in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, energy, and technology.

Here's a look at this week's new IPOs, including the best play for investors...

This Week's Five Upcoming IPOs Led by Fifth Street Asset Management (Nasdaq: FSAM)

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There are just five upcoming IPOs this week, a sign that the recent volatility in the broader markets is impacting the IPO market.

Last Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped as much as 460 points in intra-day trading, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 hit their lowest levels since May. By the end of the week, all three major indexes rebounded, however. The Dow and S&P 500 finishing the week down 1%. The Nasdaq closed down just 0.4% for the week.

Here's a look at this week's five new IPOs...

This Week's Eight New IPOs Led by Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO)

The calendar is loaded again this week, as eight new IPOs come to market. We've now seen 35 initial public offerings since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock hit the market on Sept. 19.

The biggest IPO to watch this week is Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE: ZAYO). The stock is coming to market on Friday, and the fiber-optic company will raise roughly $650 million.

But that's not the only deal to watch this week. In fact, this week's new IPOs should raise more than $1.8 billion combined.

Here are the details behind each of this week’s upcoming IPOs…

This Week's Upcoming IPOs Led by Dave and Buster's (Nasdaq: PLAY)

There are eight upcoming IPOs on this week's calendar, and after Friday investors will have seen 28 initial public offerings in the last three weeks.

Dave & Buster's (Nasdaq: PLAY) is the biggest name on this week's IPO calendar, and is looking to raise $100 million by offering 5.9 million shares at a $16 to $18 range. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

But that’s not the only big IPO of the week. Here are the seven other upcoming IPOs to watch…

This Week’s 12 New IPOs Led by Fairmount Santrol (NYSE: FMSA)

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There are 12 new IPOs this week, another sign that numerous companies were waiting until after the massive Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BABA) IPO to hold initial public offerings of their own.

The Alibaba IPO took place on Friday, Sept. 19, and in the month prior to the deal there were only six IPOs. In the two following weeks, the IPO calendar has seen 21 IPOs.

Here’s each of this week’s 12 new IPOs and the details behind each deal…