Evelo Biosciences Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVLO) (“Evelo”), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new modality of orally delivered, systemically acting biologic therapies, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a public offering price of $3.75 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. Evelo also granted the underwriters a 30-day option, solely to cover over-allotments, if any, to purchase up to an additional 1,800,000 shares of its common stock. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $45,000,000 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Evelo.
Morgan Stanley, Cowen and BMO Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is expected to close on or about June 29, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Evelo intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, in addition to its existing cash resources, for the following purposes: (i) advance EDP1815 into two Phase 2 clinical trials and a Phase 2/3 clinical trial for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and hyperinflammation caused by viral infections including SARs-CoV-2; (ii) advance EDP1815 in a Phase 1b trial in atopic dermatitis with an enteric capsule formulation; (iii) continue the clinical development of EDP1503, a monoclonal microbial candidate for oncology; (iv) other research and development activities for additional product candidates, including EDP1867 and EDP2939, for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, and advancing addtional oral biologics through preclinical development in other disease areas; and (v) the remainder, if any, for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities described are being offered by Evelo pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-231911), including a base prospectus, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 6, 2019. The securities are being offered only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on June 24, 2020. The final prospectus related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered may also be obtained, when available, from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (631) 274-2806.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.