Synlogic Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Synlogic (Nasdaq: SYBX) a clinical-stage company applying synthetic biology to probiotics to develop novel living medicines, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock. All shares of common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Synlogic. Synlogic intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 15% of the shares of its common stock offered in the public offering. The 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.
Leerink Partners and Piper Jaffray & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as lead manager for the offering.
Synlogic intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, as follows: to fund its two planned Phase 1b/2a clinical trials of SYNB1020 (one study involving HE patients and the other study involving UCD patients) through completion; to fund activities in process development, formulation and toxicology as needed for subsequent initiation of a Phase 2b clinical trial in patients with liver cirrhosis with elevated blood ammonia; to fund its planned Phase 1/2a clinical trial of SYNB1618 through completion and to support acceleration of a Phase 2b clinical trial of SYNB1618 for PKU patients and continued process development and formulation activities; to fund further preclinical development in its immuno-oncology programs and drug discovery activities in its other programs; and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered by Synlogic pursuant to its shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-220948) filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 13, 2017 and declared effective by the SEC on October 25, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov/. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (800) 808-7525 ext. 6132 or by email at email@example.com; or from Piper Jaffray & Co., 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, 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 other 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 other jurisdiction. Any offer, if at all, will be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement.
Synlogic is pioneering the development of a novel class of living medicines, Synthetic Biotic™ medicines, based on its proprietary drug development platform. Synlogic’s initial pipeline includes Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of rare genetic diseases, such as urea cycle disorders (UCD) and phenylketonuria (PKU). In addition, the company is leveraging the broad potential of its platform to create Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of more common diseases, including liver disease, inflammatory and immune disorders, and cancer. Synlogic is collaborating with AbbVie to develop Synthetic Biotic-based treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Synlogic’s expectations with respect to its proposed offering, its intention to grant the underwriters an option to purchase additional shares and its intended use of proceeds from the offering. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering, as well as risks and uncertainties inherent in Synlogic’s business, including those described in the company’s periodic filings with the SEC. The events and circumstances reflected in the company’s forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information on risks facing Synlogic can be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Synlogic’s periodic reports, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, and in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the proposed offering to be filed with the SEC on or about the date hereof, each available on the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Except as required by applicable law, the company does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.