Veracyte (VCYT) Announces Proposed $400M Public Offering of Common Stock

February 3, 2021 4:33 PM EST

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Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) (the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $400.0 million in shares of its common stock. All of the shares are being offered by Veracyte. In addition, the Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $60.0 million in shares of its common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

Veracyte intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash, to finance its acquisition of Decipher Biosciences, Inc. Veracyte intends to use the remaining net proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions or investments in complementary businesses, technologies or other assets, although it has no present commitments or agreements to do so (other than with respect to Decipher Biosciences, Inc.).

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SVB Leerink LLC are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is acting as a book-running manager and BTIG, LLC, Needham & Company, LLC, and Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC are acting as co-managers.

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