Viking Therapeutics Announces Closing Of Initial Public Offering
Published: May 05, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 05, 2015) - Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock at an initial offering price to the public of $8.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Viking from the offering were $24 million, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses. Viking's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the trading symbol "VKTX."
Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Feltl and Company, Inc. served as co-manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to the securities sold in the offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2015. The offering was made solely by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. Attention: Syndicate Department, 546 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, by telephone at (212) 953-4900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, 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 Viking Therapeutics, Inc.
Viking Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders. Viking's research and development activities leverage its expertise in metabolism to develop innovative therapeutics designed to improve patients' lives. Viking has exclusive worldwide rights to a portfolio of five therapeutic programs in clinical trials or preclinical studies, which are based on small molecules licensed from Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Viking's clinical programs include VK5211, an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator, or SARM, entering Phase 2 development for the treatment and prevention of lean body mass loss in patients who have undergone hip fracture surgery and VK0612, a first-in-class, orally available drug candidate in Phase 2 development for type 2 diabetes. Viking is also developing novel and selective agonists of the thyroid beta receptor for adrenoleukodystrophy and lipid disorders, as well as two earlier-stage programs targeting metabolic diseases and anemia.
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