San Diego business organizations will hold a range of activities this week.
Harvard Business School Club of San Diego will host Elisabeth Kimmel, owner and president of Midwest Television Inc. in its CEO forum series. The talk will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fish & Richardson Law Center, 12390 El Camino Real in San Diego. For more information, see www.hbssandiego.org.
The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors will discuss principles of California landlord-tenant law and standardized forms used in real estate management from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at SDAR East County Service Center, 220 W. Main St. in El Cajon. For more information, call 858-715-8000 or see www.sdar.com.
A breakfast program of the Corporate Directors Forum will offer war stories that show parallels between commanding troops and running successful businesses. “Leadership and Agility in Crisis: A Battle Plan for 2014” will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. For more information, call 858-455-7930 or see www.directorsforum.com.
Ken Simonson will review current economic factors affecting the public works and private construction markets at a meeting of AGC’s San Diego chapter. The talk will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego. For more information, call 858-558-7444 or see www.agcsd.org.
CREW San Diego, a commercial real estate organization, will hold a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Green Acre Cafe at Campus Pointe, 10300 Campus Pointe Drive in San Diego. For more information, see www.crewsandiego.org.
“China’s Place in Greater Asia,” is the keynote address of San Diego World Trade Center’s 10th Annual China Business Outlook. Richard Cant, regional director of the Yangtze River Delta Region for Dezan Shira & Associates, will be speaker. Based in Shanghai, Cant helps foreign individuals and companies establish and expand businesses in China. The event will be from 3:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive in La Jolla. For more information, see www.wtcsd.org.
Monday: CareFusion Corp., CFN; Life Technologies Corp., LIFE; LRAD Corp., LRAD; Mad Catz Interactive Inc., MCZ; Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., NBIX; Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., PSMI; ViaSat Inc., VSAT; Vical Inc., VICL
Wednesday: BioMed Realty Trust Inc., BMR; Entropic Communications Inc., ENTR;
Thursday: MaxLinear Inc., MXL; Mitek Systems Inc., MITK
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week:
Argos Therapeutics Inc. - Durham, N.C., 4.3 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Piper Jaffray, Stifel, and JMP Securities. Proposed Nasdaq symbol ARGS. Business: Developing immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and HIV. Previously filed and withdrew in 2012.
Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. - San Diego, 5.5 million shares, priced $10 to $12, managed by Stifel and BMO Capital Markets. Proposed Nasdaq symbol ASPX. Business: Clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for orphan diseases.
Biocept Inc. - San Diego, 1.8 million shares, priced $10 to $12, managed by Aegis Capital. Proposed Nasdaq symbol BIOC. Business: Develops and markets cancer diagnostic tests.
Continental Building Products Inc. - Reston, Va., 13.2 million shares, priced $16 to $18, managed by Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and Barclays. Proposed NYSE symbol CBPX. Business: Manufactures and sells drywall in the eastern U.S. and Canada.
Egalet Corp. - Malvern, Pa., 3.5 million shares, priced $11 to $13, managed by Stifel and JMP Securities. Proposed Nasdaq symbol EGLT. Business: Developing abuse-deterrent oral products for the treatment of pain.
Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc. - Cambridge, Mass., 4.3 million shares, priced $13 to 415, managed by Citigroup, Cowen & Co., and Leerink Partners. Proposed Nasdaq symbol EBIO. Business: Clinical-stage biotech developing protein therapeutics to treat eye diseases.
Genocea Bioscience Inc. - Cambridge, Mass., 5.5 million shares, priced $12 to $14, managed by Citigroup and Cowen & Co. Proposed Nasdaq symbol GNCA. Business: Develops novel vaccines for infectious diseases through T cell immune responses.
GeoPark Ltd. - Santiago, Chile, 20 million shares, priced $8 to $10, managed by J.P. Morgan, BTG Pactual, and Itau BBA. Proposed NYSE symbol GPRK. Business: Oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating in Chile, Colombia, and Brazil. Trades in Santiago and London.
Ladder Capital Corp. - New York, 13.3 million shares, priced $16 to $18, managed by Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo. Proposed NYSE symbol LADR. Business: Commercial real estate mortgage origination and finance company.
NephroGenex Inc. - Research Triangle Park, N.C., 3.1 million shares, priced $12 to $14, managed by Aegis Capital. Proposed Nasdaq symbol NRX. Business: Clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for kidney disease.
Revance Therapeutics Inc. - Newark, Calif., 5 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by Cowen & Co., and Piper Jaffray. Proposed Nasdaq symbol RVNC. Business: Clinical-stage biotech developing enhanced formulations of botulinum toxin (Botox).
UniQure N.V. - Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4.6 million ordinary shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Jefferies, Leerink Partners, and Piper Jaffray. Proposed Nasdaq symbol QURE. Business: Develops gene therapies for the treatment of orphan diseases.
The Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January; the Commerce Department reports on construction spending for December; and automakers release vehicle sales for January.
Yum Brands Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
The Commerce Department issues factory orders for December.
Panasonic Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
The Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for January.
Time Warner Inc., Merck & Co., and Walt Disney Co. report quarterly financial results.
The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims and fourth-quarter productivity data; the Commerce Department reports international trade data for December; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates; and select chain retailers issue January sales comparisons.
Sony Corp., Aetna Inc., General Motors Co., 21st Century Fox, Philip Morris International Inc., Kellogg Co., News Corp., and Linkedin Corp. report quarterly financial results.
The Labor Department issues employment data for January; and the Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December.