CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVEO) (“AVEO” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company seeking to advance targeted medicines for oncology and other unmet medical needs, today announced it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its shares of common stock, together with warrants to purchase shares of common stock. The Company intends to grant the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of shares of common stock and/or warrants to be sold in the offering at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for ongoing clinical and preclinical development of its product candidates, as well as for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered by the Company pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-221837) previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on December 15, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by calling (646) 975-6996 or by emailing email@example.com.
Before investing in the offering, you should read in their entirety the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus to be filed with the SEC, and the other documents that the Company has filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference in the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, which will provide more information about the Company and the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “AVEO”) is a biopharmaceutical company seeking to advance targeted medicines for oncology and other unmet medical needs. The Company is working to develop and commercialize its lead candidate tivozanib in North America as a treatment for advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (“RCC”). The Company has sublicensed tivozanib (FOTIVDA®) for oncological indications in Europe and other territories outside of North America. Tivozanib is approved in the European Union, as well as Norway and Iceland, for the first-line treatment of adult patients with RCC and for adult patients who are vascular endothelial growth factor receptor and mTOR pathway inhibitor-naïve following disease progression after one prior treatment with cytokine therapy for RCC. The Company also has other product candidates in pre-clinical or clinical development for oncology, age-related macular degeneration and cancer cachexia.
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