20 Jun '11, 4pm

Investors Sweet on Second-Gen Biofuel IPOs But Caveats Remain

by Ivan Castano Second-generation biofuel IPOs are all the rage this year with recent deals pricing well above initial expectations and a growing number of companies expected to tap the capital markets in coming months. But analysts caution some of these companies will have a hard time wooing investor interest unless they become more transparent about their accounts and future path to profitability. "None of these companies will be earning much any time soon so investors want to see clarity and visibility about the enterprise story behind the companies," says Stacey Hudson, an analyst with Raymond James . "If they have a strong story and the right technology, there is definitely appetite out there. Investors have become more comfortable and knowledgeable for second-generation biofuel companies." Certainly, investors have been keen to bankroll the latest IPO’s, sending thei...

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