CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RARX) (“Ra Pharma”) today announced that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, $100 million of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Ra Pharma expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to $15 million of additional shares of its common stock. 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. All of the shares in the proposed offering are to be sold by Ra Pharma.
Jefferies, BMO Capital Markets, Stifel and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Baird is acting as lead manager for the offering.
Ra Pharma intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, in addition to its existing cash resources, to fund pre-commercialization activities for zilucoplan, extended release (XR) formulation of zilucoplan (life-cycle extension program), clinical development of pipeline programs, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities described will be offered by Ra Pharma pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-231320), including a base prospectus. The securities will be offered only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering and a final prospectus related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectuses relating to the securities being offered may also be obtained, when available, from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at 877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, telephone: 800-414-3627, email: email@example.com; or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, California 94104, by telephone at 415-364-2720 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these 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.
About Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ra Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on leading the field of complement biology to bring innovative and accessible therapies to patients with rare diseases. The Company discovers and develops peptides and small molecules to target key components of the complement cascade.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the completion and anticipated proceeds of the proposed offering and the use of the net proceeds of the proposed offering. All such forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties related to fluctuations in our stock price, changes in market conditions and satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering, as well as the other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section in Ra Pharma’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as other risks detailed in Ra Pharma’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance that Ra Pharma will be able to complete the proposed public offering on the anticipated terms. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Ra Pharma undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.