PolyPid Announces Pricing of $6.2 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Ordinary Shares and Concurrent $4.4 Million Private Placement of Pre-Funded Warrants
PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PolyPid Ltd. (Nasdaq: PYPD) (“PolyPid” or the “Company”), a late-stage biopharma company aiming to improve surgical outcomes, announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 14,660,000 ordinary shares, no par value (the “Ordinary Shares”) at a public offering price of $0.42 per share (the “Public Offering”). The gross proceeds to PolyPid from the Public Offering, before deducting underwriting commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by PolyPid, are expected to be approximately $6.2 million. In addition, PolyPid has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,199,000 Ordinary Shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments in connection with the Public Offering. All of the Ordinary Shares in the Public Offering were offered by PolyPid. The Public Offering is expected to close on or about March 31, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company also entered into a concurrent private placement of unregistered pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 10,357,139 Ordinary Shares, or the Private Warrants, at a price of $0.4199 per Private Warrant with certain of the Company’s existing shareholders. The Private Warrants have an exercise price of $0.0001 per Ordinary Share. The gross proceeds to PolyPid from the concurrent private placement, before deducting private placement fees and other estimated offering expenses payable by PolyPid, are expected to be approximately $4.4 million. The Private Warrants and the Ordinary Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Warrants are being offered in a private placement pursuant to the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Regulation S promulgated thereunder, and they are not being offered pursuant to a prospectus. The exercise of the Private Warrants will be subject to an increase of PolyPid’s authorized share capital. The Company will ask its shareholders to approve the increase of its authorized share capital at its 2023 annual shareholders meeting. The private placement is expected to close on or about March 31, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
PolyPid intends to use the net proceeds from the Public Offering and the private placement to fund ongoing clinical activities and development of D-PLEX100, working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Newbridge Securities Corporation is acting as the sole book-running manager of the Public Offering and as agent of the private placement.
The Ordinary Shares being offered in the Public Offering described above are being offered by PolyPid pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-257651) declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on July 9, 2021. The Public Offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus, as may be further supplemented by any free writing prospectus and/or pricing supplement that the Company may file with the SEC. A preliminary prospectus suplement and an accompanying base prospectus describing the terms of the proposed Public Offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The final prospectus supplement relating to the Public Offering will be filed with the SEC and will also be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to the Public Offering can also be obtained, when available, from Newbridge Securities Corporation, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 1200 North Federal Highway, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33432, by email at [email protected], or by telephone at (877) 447-9625.
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 other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
PolyPid Ltd. (Nasdaq: PYPD) is a late-stage biopharma company aiming to improve surgical outcomes. Through locally administered, controlled, prolonged-release therapeutics, PolyPid’s proprietary PLEX (Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation matriX) technology pairs with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), enabling precise delivery of drugs at optimal release rates over durations ranging from several days to months. PolyPid’s lead product candidate D-PLEX100 is in Phase 3 clinical trials for the prevention of abdominal colorectal surgical site infections. In addition, the Company is currently in preclinical stages to test the efficacy of OncoPLEX for treatment of solid tumors, beginning with glioblastoma.
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