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Krakow, Poland – December 8, 2022 – Ryvu Therapeutics S.A. (WSE:RVU), a clinical-stage company developing oncology therapeutics, published a prospectus in connection with the public offering of Series J shares.
- Subscriptions for shares for individuals and the book-building process for institutional investors will be held between December 8 and 15, 2022.
- The maximum price of the offered shares was set at PLN 65 per share.
- The Company plans to obtain up to PLN 272* million from the offer, which will be primarily allocated to the development of clinical and early-stage projects, allowing the advancement of the Company’s operations.
- The Investment Firm and Global Coordinator is Trigon Dom Maklerski, and the co-bookrunner is Biuro Maklerskie mBank. The Company’s legal advisor in this transaction is Chabasiewicz Kowalska i Wspólnicy.
- A webcast regarding the prospectus will be held on December 8 (Thursday) at 9:00 CET.
The meeting will be publicly accessible at clickmeeting.com/ryvu-prospectus-conference/register
– “Recently, Ryvu has been dynamically developing its clinical and early-stage projects. We have also been very active in the area of business and corporate development. In the second half of this year, Ryvu obtained favorable debt financing from the European Investment Bank worth over PLN 100 million and signed two partnering agreements – with BioNTech and Exelixis – in which the company has secured a total of over PLN 100 million in upfront payments. In addition, BioNTech has committed to participation in Ryvu’s public offering by subscribing shares worth EUR 20 million, which is a strong validation of Ryvu’s entire project portfolio. Personally, in line with previous statements, I intend to participate in the issue,” says Paweł Przewięźlikowski, co-founder, largest shareholder, and CEO of Ryvu Therapeutics.
– “Since the previous share issue, Ryvu has made significant scientific progress, both in early-stage and clinical projects, where the safety of RVU120 and SEL24 has been established in dose escalation, and early signs of therapeutic benefit have been demonstrated. The quality of Ryvu’s science is reflected in our eleven partnering agreements, including two very important ones signed in 2022. We are hoping the market will appreciate our achievements,” adds Paweł Przewięźlikowski.
Share issue goals
The size of the offer will not exceed 4,764,674 new Series J shares. The funds raised in the public offering will be used by the Company to implement its Development Plans for 2022-2024, focused on maximizing the value of the Company for the Shareholders:
- broad development of RVU120,
- support of development of SEL24 by the Menarini Group,
- focus on synthetic lethality projects,
- acceleration of work in the portfolio of early-stage projects,
- achieving financial milestones in existing R&D collaborations,
- at least one new partnering agreement per year.
The total budget for 2022-2024 Development Plans is estimated at up to approx. PLN 558* million. The financing for the execution of Development Plans for 2022-2024 is planned to be secured from various sources (existing and new grants, expected milestones, cash, debt financing, capital market) with the aim of reducing the risk for the Shareholders and minimizing potential dilution.
In the second half of 2022, the company has implemented numerous activities resulting in raising a total of approx. PLN 212 million (including the upfront payments from Exelixis and BioNTech, as well as debt financing obtained from the European Investment Bank), securing part of the Company’s operations financing.
The company expects to obtain up to PLN 272 million from the public offering of Series J shares. The funds raised will be allocated primarily for the development of clinical and early-stage projects.
|Budget Q4’22 – 2024
|Costs||Expected milestone and grant payments**||New grant payments||Cash||Debt financing||Series J share issue*|
*According to the Company’s expected proceeds from the share issue (obtaining the maximum price and selling shares in the BioNTech tranche).
** Including upfront payment from BioNTech (PLN 94 million)
More information about the share issue
The Company’s public offering will include not more than 4,764,674 new Series J shares. BioNTech has committed to investment of €20 million in the offering. Due to Ryvu’s contractual obligation to allocate shares to BioNTech without any reduction in the number of shares, BioNTech may hold one of the largest stakes in the Company after the offering.
The issue will be conducted with the exclusion of pre-emptive rights. However, the Company’s existing shareholders will be entitled to a preference right, potentially allowing existing shareholders to avoid dilution in connection with the issue. The rules related to the application of the preference rights are described in the prospectus. The record date, i.e. the date on which the level of shareholder involvement in the Company’s share capital for the preference right will be determined, has been set for December 8, 2022. Subscriptions for individual investors and book building for the institutional investors will be conducted between December 8-15, 2022.
The terms and conditions, as well as a timetable of the public offering of Series J shares, are presented in the prospectus, published on the Company’s website – www.ryvu.com/pl/spo/ and for information purposes on the website of the investment firm brokering the offering, Trigon Dom Maklerski.
The prospectus webcast will be held on December 8 (Thursday) at 9:00 am (CET). The meeting will be publicly available at ryvu.clickmeeting.com/ryvu-prospectus-conference/register
The role of Investment Firm and Global Coordinator will be performed by Trigon Dom Maklerski, and the co-bookrunner is Biuro Maklerskie mBank. There is also a plan to establish a broad distribution consortium of brokerage houses to serve the needs of the individual investors.
The Company’s legal advisor on the transaction is Chabasiewicz Kowalska and Partners.
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The only legally binding documents containing information on the Company and the public offer of J shares of the Company (the “Offer”) (the “Offered Shares”) is the prospectus published on 7 December 2022, together with supplements and update announcements (the “Prospectus”). The Prospectus is available on the Company’s website: https://ryvu.com/pl/spo/.
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