CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beam Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAM), a biotechnology company developing precision genetic medicines through base editing, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,588,236 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Beam Therapeutics. In addition, Beam Therapeutics has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,588,235 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Beam Therapeutics’ common stock is expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on February 6, 2020 under the ticker symbol “BEAM.”
The gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Beam Therapeutics, are expected to be approximately $180 million excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on February 10, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wedbush PacGrow is acting as lead manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to the shares being sold in this offering became effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 5, 2020. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (866) 803-9204, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; Jefferies LLC, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, by telephone at 877-821-7388 or by email at email@example.com; or Barclays Capital Inc., Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-888-603-5847, or email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Beam Therapeutics
Beam Therapeutics is developing precision genetic medicines through base editing. Founded by leading scientists in CRISPR gene editing, Beam Therapeutics is pursuing therapies for serious diseases using its proprietary base editing technology, which can make precise edits to single base pairs in DNA and RNA. Beam Therapeutics is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.