NEW YORK and BASEL, Switzerland, March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axovant Sciences (AXGT) ("Axovant") today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 26,666,667 of its common shares at a price to the public of $1.50 per share. Gross proceeds to Axovant from the offering are expected to be approximately $40,000,000 before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. All of the common shares are being offered by Axovant. In connection with this offering, Axovant has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,000,000 of its common shares on the same terms and conditions. The offering is expected to close on March 18, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Jefferies and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities is acting as lead manager.
A shelf registration statement relating to the offered common shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and was declared effective on January 13, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website, located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by e-mail at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; and Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 330 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or by telephone at (212) 518-5548, or by email at GSEquityProspectusDelivery@guggenheimpartners.com.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
Axovant, part of the Roivant family of companies, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates for debilitating neurological and neuromuscular diseases. The company’s current pipeline of gene therapy candidates targets GM1 gangliosidosis, GM2 gangliosidosis (including Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff disease), Parkinson’s disease, oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia. Axovant is focused on accelerating product candidates into and through clinical trials with a team of experts in gene therapy development and through external partnerships with leading gene therapy organizations.
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