Cogent Biosciences Announces Closing of Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock and Pre-funded Warrants and Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOULDER, Colo., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogent Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: COGT), a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases, today announced the closing of its upsized underwritten public offering of 17,899,698 shares of its common stock, and to certain investors in lieu thereof, pre-funded warrants to purchase 3,030,302 shares of its common stock at an exercise price of $0.01 per share. The shares of common stock sold include 2,730,000 shares pursuant to the option to purchase additional shares granted by Cogent to the underwriters, which option was exercised in full. The public offering price of each share of common stock was $8.25 and the public offering price of each pre-funded warrant was $8.24. The aggregate gross proceeds to Cogent from this offering were approximately $172.6 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.
The net proceeds from the offering will be used for development, regulatory and commercial preparation activities relating to bezuclastinib and other product candidates, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Jefferies, Piper Sandler & Co. and Guggenheim Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. LifeSci Capital also acted as lead manager for the offering.
The securities described above were offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-264773) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which became effective on May 24, 2022. A copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering has been filed with the SEC and may be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by request to Jefferies LLC (Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022; telephone: 877-821-7388; email: [email protected]); or Piper Sandler & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at [email protected]; or Guggenheim Securities, LLC: Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 330 Madison, New York, New York 10017, by telephone at 212-518-9544, or by email at [email protected].
This press release does 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 that state or jurisdiction.
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