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3 Likely IPOs You Should Watch for in 2014

2013 was a banner year for IPOs -- the best since 2000 -- and many predict the trend will continue. Here are three companies that stand to be big winners if they IPO in 2014.

Yahoo Gets a Big Lift from China, a Little One from Everything Else

Yahoo posted strong quarterly results Monday, blowing past analysts' expectations, even without its one-time gain from saling part of its stake in China's Alibaba. But Yahoo has beat the targets for three quarters running. What it hasn't been able to do is drum up much revenue growth.

What If Yahoo! Wants to Be Alone?

Everyone seems anxious to hook up Yahoo! these days. The dot-com pioneer has become that single aunt in every family whom everyone thinks sorely needs a soul mate. But what if Yahoo! is happy to be single? After all, it just spent $270 million on a acquisition of its own to beef up its online advertising.

The Alibaba Fraud Case Could Be a Weight on Yahoo

Yahoo, which holds roughly 40% of Alibaba's Chinese parent, Alibaba Group Holding, had been pining for an IPO of the e-commerce giant's sister company, Taobao. Now, though, with a fraud probe underway, Yahoo's chances of cashing in on an IPO just got slimmer. Refuses to Participate in Parent's Bid for Sohu Stake (ALBCF) is unwilling to take part in its parent Alibaba Group%u2019s bid to buy a stake in Inc%u2019s search engine unit. Alibaba Group and a fund founded by its chairman, Jack Ma, plan to buy a 16% stake in search engine unit, Sogou, IDG News reported. The deal, which has not yet been finalized, may increase Sohu%u2019s search engine presence in China and draw users to Alibaba Group%u2019s e-commerce business.