Precious time left for lots of IPOs this year

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This is another slow week for IPOs — only five are scheduled, none of any size — and that has a few in the business a little nervous.

The IPO market for 2015 is closing fast. There are only a few weeks left in the year. Nothing will get done Thanksgiving week or the second half of December.

That leaves roughly four weeks for a lot of waiting IPOs to get through the door.

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We are well below the average number of IPOs and the amount raised compared to the last several years.

But the number of companies looking to go public has not slowed down. This means a lot of companies are hoping to get through the doors in the next few weeks.

Tops on the list: with a potentially $700 million offering, Square at $275 million, Ballast Point Brewery at $173 million, and cybersecurity firm Mimecast at $100 million.