NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Following the best year for initial public offerings since 2000, plenty of big IPOs are expected in 2015 with Goldman Sachs (GS) , BlackRock (BLK) , KKR (KKR) and many of the usual venture capitalists looking to cash in on the latest crop of fast-growing companies.
Health care IPOs should be active once again, as the frenzy for biotech stocks continues, though the names in this space are less recognizable than many of those in the technology and consumer sectors. Additionally, some big spin-offs and leveraged buyouts are expected to test the public markets.
A total of 107 companies are hoping to raise more than $19 billion and have filed IPO plans with regulators, according to Renaissance Capital, an IPO exchange-traded fund manager. Of this group, 59 companies have filed within the past 90 days. That total does not include confidential filers. Another 255 companies are on Renaissance's watchlist, comprised largely from press reports, including 36 that have either filed confidentially or chosen bankers for an IPO.
Here are 10 of the most widely-anticipated offerings: