CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BEIJING, China, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced the closing of its follow-on public offering of 7,920,800 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), each representing 13 of its ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, at a price to the public of $101.00 per ADS, for gross proceeds of approximately $800 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. This includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 495,050 ADSs.
BeiGene intends to use proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including research and development activities.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley, Cowen, and Leerink Partners acted as joint book-running managers in this offering, and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. acted as co-manager.
The securities described above were offered pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement that was previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The final prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on January 18, 2018 and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained for free from the offices of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, United States, Attn.: Prospectus Department or by calling 1-631-274-2806; or 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.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor may there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
BeiGene is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of over 850 employees in China, the United States, and Australia, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for cancer. BeiGene is also working to create combination solutions aimed to have both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients. BeiGene markets ABRAXANE® (nanoparticle albumin–bound paclitaxel), REVLIMID® (lenalidomide), and VIDAZA® (azacitidine) in China under a license from Celgene Corporation.1
Certain of the statements made in this press release are forward looking, such as those, among others, relating to BeiGene’s expectations regarding the use of proceeds from this offering and its research and development activities. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to BeiGene’s use of proceeds from this offering. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by BeiGene is contained or incorporated by reference in the final prospectus supplement related to the public offering filed with the SEC. BeiGene disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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1 ABRAXANE®, REVLIMID®, and VIDAZA® are registered trademarks of Celgene Corporation.