Gossamer Bio Inc. (GOSS) Announces $120 Million Private Placement Financing
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Gossamer Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOSS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and oncology, announced today it has agreed to sell approximately 16.6 million shares of its common stock to a select group of institutional and accredited investors in a private placement, at a price per share of $7.21. Gross proceeds are expected to be approximately $120 million, before deducting offering expenses. The financing is expected to close on July 15, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
The financing includes participation from new and existing institutional investors, including EcoR1 Capital, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Weiss Asset Management, Madison Avenue Partners, Rock Springs Capital, Boxer Capital, Invus, and Monashee Investment Management, and certain directors and executive officers of Gossamer. Participating investors entered into lock-up agreements with Gossamer to restrict their ability to sell Gossamer shares.
“We are very pleased this high-quality group of investors came together to support the seralutinib program at this important juncture,” said Faheem Hasnain, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Gossamer. “These additional funds will allow us to accelerate and expand our investment in seralutinib ahead of the Phase 2 TORREY Study topline results in the fourth quarter of this year.”
In addition to supporting the seralutinib program, Gossamer intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed financing to fund research and development of its other product candidates and development programs and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The proceeds from this financing, combined with current cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and access to its debt facility is expected to be sufficient to fund operating and capital expenditures into mid-2024.
The securities described above have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Accordingly, these securities may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Gossamer has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the resale of the shares of common stock issued in this private placement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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