VectivBio Announces Pricing of $125 Million Underwritten Offering of Ordinary Shares
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VectivBio Holding AG (“VectivBio”) (Nasdaq: VECT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering novel transformational treatments for severe rare conditions, today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 16,700,000 ordinary shares at an offering price of $7.50 per share. Investors who have agreed to purchase shares in the offering include Cowen Healthcare Investments, Driehaus Capital Management, Eventide Asset Management, LLC, Forbion’s Growth Opportunities Fund, Frazier Life Sciences, Marshall Wace, OrbiMed, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), TCG X, Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners and Vivo Capital, among other specialist biotech investors. Before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, VectivBio expects to receive total gross proceeds of approximately $125 million. The offering is expected to close on or about October 17, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
VectivBio intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents: to fund (i) clinical development and pre-commercialization activities for its lead product candidate and (ii) general corporate purposes, including general and administrative expenses and working capital.
Jefferies, SVB Securities and Piper Sandler are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form F-3 (File No. 333-264653) and declared effective on May 12, 2022. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at Prospectus_Department@jefferies.com; SVB Securities LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 53 State Street, 40th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02109, or by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6105, or by email at email@example.com; Piper Sandler & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by accessing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
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About VectivBio AG
VectivBio is a global clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on transforming and improving the lives of patients with severe rare conditions. Lead product candidate apraglutide is a next-generation, long-acting synthetic GLP-2 analog being developed for a range of rare gastrointestinal diseases where GLP-2 can play a central role in addressing disease pathophysiology, including short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure (SBS-IF) and Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease (aGVHD).
VectivBio is also advancing its modular, small molecule CoMET platform to address a broad range of previously undruggable Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMDs). CoMET leverages innovative chemistry, based on a proprietary stabilized pantetheine backbone, to restore fundamental cellular metabolism in pediatric populations with IMDs characterized by a deficit of energy metabolism caused by the depletion of functional Coenzyme A (“CoA”). Candidates from the CoMET platform are initially being evaluated in methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), propionic acidemia (PA), and other organic acidemias.
Forward Looking Statements
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SVP, Investor Relations and Strategic Communications