Trevi Therapeutics (TRVI) Announces $55 Million Private Placement of Common Stock, Warrants

April 7, 2022 8:06 AM EDT

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Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRVI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing an investigational therapy Haduvio™ (nalbuphine ER) for pruritus in prurigo nodularis (PN) and chronic cough in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with certain healthcare-focused institutional investors for the purchase, in a private placement priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules, of (i) 4,580,526 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.90 per share, and (ii) pre-funded warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 24,379,673 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.899 per warrant, for gross proceeds of approximately $55 million. Each pre-funded warrant will have an exercise price of $0.001 per share, will be exercisable immediately and will be exercisable until exercised in full.

Frazier Life Sciences and Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners are co-lead investors in the private placement, and Fairmount and New Enterprise Associates are also participating. Stifel is acting as lead placement agent for the private placement. Needham & Company, Oppenheimer & Co. and Aegis Capital Corp. are acting as co-placement agents for the private placement.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the private placement for the clinical development of Haduvio for chronic cough in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients as well as for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The private placement is expected to close on or about April 11, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The securities to be sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws, and accordingly 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 and such applicable state securities laws. The Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC registering the resale of the shares of common stock issued in the private placement and the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the pre-funded warrants issued in the private placement (the "Resale Securities").

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