The private equity owners are massively restructuring the company prior to the IPO. The company may hire after that - but it is slashing jobs to make the numbers look good pre-transaction.
Since August 2013, there have been 9 people within the Treasury department that have been restructured. 9! That includes people from the London, Seattle, and Chicago offices. They hired one person at this time, but they have made the department so lean. This also happened in HR, Tax, and Accounting. It's a brutal environment, and hopefully business improves and the company becomes independent soon. Either way, I am updating my resume!