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The following IPOs are expected to price this week:

Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE), an oil E&P firm with deepwater prospects in the Gulf of Mexico and off West Africa, plans to raise $1 billion by offering 63 million shares at a price range of $15.00 to $17.00. At the mid-point of the proposed range, Cobalt will command a market value of $5.5 billion. Cobalt International Energy, which was founded in 2005, has not generated revenue to date and expects to begin commerical production in 2012. The Houston, TX-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol CIE with Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) acting as the lead underwriters on the deal.

Crimson Exploration (NASDAQ:CXPO), another independent oil and gas E&P company that operates in East and South Texas, plans to raise $126 million by offering 18 million shares at a price range of $6.00 to $8.00. At the mid-point of the proposed range, Crimson will command a market value of $211 million. Crimson Exploration, which was founded in 1987, booked $121 million in sales over the last 12 months. The Houston, TX-based company is currently listed on the OTC Bulletin Board and plans to make the move to the NASDAQ under the symbol CXPO. Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters on the deal.

Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA), the world's #1 producer of styrenic block copolymers backed by TPG/J.P. Morgan, plans to raise $175 million by offering 10.3 million shares at a price range of $16.00 to $18.00. At the mid-point of the proposed range, Kraton will command a market value of $504 million. Kraton, which was founded in 1955, booked $960 million in sales over the last 12 months. The Houston, TX-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol KRA. Credit Suisse is the lead underwriter on the deal.

National Beef (NYSE:NBR), the fourth largest beef processor in the US, plans to raise $276 million by offering 17.3 million shares at a price range of $15.00 to $17.00. At the mid-point of the proposed range, National Beef will command a market value of $988 million. National Beef, which was founded in 1992, booked $5.7 billion in sales over the last 12 months. The Kansas City, MO-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol NBP with BofA Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) and Credit Suisse acting as the lead underwriters on the deal.

Team Health Holdings (NYSE:TMH), which is a Blackstone-backed provider of outsourced emergency room physician staffing, plans to raise $300 million by offering 20 million shares at a price range of $14.00 to $16.00. At the mid-point of the proposed range, Team Health will command a market value of $899 million. Team Health Holdings, which was founded in 1979, booked $1.4 billion in sales over the last 12 months. The Knoxville, TN-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol TMH. BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs (GS), and Barclays Capital are the lead underwriters on the deal.

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Source: IPO Activity: 5 Deals Planned for This Week