XOMA (XOMA) Enters $75M At- the-Market Sales Agreement
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XOMA (NASDAQ: XOMA) disclosed the following n Thursday morning:
Agenus Purchase Agreement
On November 5, 2015, XOMA Corporation (the “Company” or “XOMA”) and Agenus West, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agenus Inc. (“Agenus”), entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Agenus Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which Agenus agreed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agenus Purchase Agreement, to acquire XOMA’s manufacturing facility in Berkeley, California, together with certain related assets, including certain intellectual property related to the purchased assets under an intellectual property license agreement, and to assume certain liabilities of XOMA, in consideration for the payment to XOMA of approximately $5.0 million in cash and the issuance to XOMA of shares of Agenus’s common stock having an aggregate value of up to $1.0 million. The Agenus Purchase Agreement is expected to close by December 31, 2015.
The description of the Agenus Purchase Agreement contained herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Agenus Purchase Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ending December 31, 2015.
ATM Sales Agreement
On November 12, 2015, XOMA entered into an at the market issuance (“ATM”) Sales Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Cowen and Company, LLC (“Cowen”) under which the Company may offer and sell from time to time at its sole discretion shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $75,000,000 through Cowen as its sales agent.
Cowen may sell the common stock by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at the market” offering as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), including without limitation sales made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions on The NASDAQ Global Market or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, in block transactions, or as otherwise directed by the Company. Cowen will use commercially reasonable efforts to sell the common stock from time to time, based upon instructions from the Company (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions the Company may impose). The Company will pay Cowen a commission of 3.0% of the gross sales proceeds of any common stock sold through Cowen under the Agreement. The Company has also provided Cowen with customary indemnification rights.
The Company is not obligated to make any sales of common stock under the Agreement. The offering of shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the Agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (i) the sale of all common stock subject to the Agreement, or (ii) termination of the Agreement in accordance with its terms.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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