Structure Therapeutics Announces $300 Million Private Placement Equity Financing
$300 million financing includes significant participation from a number of large healthcare dedicated institutional and mutual fund investors
Net proceeds, along with existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, are expected to extend cash runway through the end of 2026
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Structure Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GPCR), a clinical-stage global biopharmaceutical company developing novel oral small molecule therapeutics for metabolic and cardiopulmonary diseases, today announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement for the sale of 21,617,295 ordinary shares and 2,401,920 newly designated non-voting ordinary shares (the equivalent of an aggregate of 8,006,405 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing three ordinary shares) at $12.49 per share (based on the closing price of $37.47 per ADS on September 28, 2023) through a private placement financing. Each share of non-voting ordinary shares will be convertible into one ordinary share. Structure Therapeutics anticipates the gross proceeds from the private placement to be approximately $300 million, before deducting placement agent fees and offering expenses. The private placement is anticipated to close on October 3, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
The financing includes significant participation from a number of large healthcare dedicated institutional and mutual fund investors.
“We are very grateful for the support of this strong group of existing and new investors, which we believe highlights the enthusiasm for GSBR-1290 as a promising oral small molecule GLP-1R agonist,” said Raymond Stevens, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Structure Therapeutics. “We plan to use the net proceeds from this financing to accelerate GSBR-1290 development and our earlier programs from our broad oral incretin franchise forward, including our next-generation GLP-1/GIPR combination and our promising oral small molecule amylin receptor agonist. We expect to deliver development candidates for both programs in 2024.”
Jefferies and Leerink Partners are acting as joint placement agents for the private placement.
The securities being sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any states' securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Structure Therapeutics has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the resale of the shares issued in the private placement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.
About Structure Therapeutics
Structure Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative oral treatments for chronic metabolic and cardiopulmonary conditions with significant unmet medical needs. Utilizing its next generation structure-based drug discovery platform, the company has established a scientifically-driven, GPCR-targeted pipeline, featuring two wholly-owned proprietary clinical-stage small molecule compounds designed to surpass the limitations of traditional biologic and peptide therapies and be accessible to more patients around the world. For additional information, please visit www.structuretx.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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