NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON Corporation ("ALPHAEON"), announced today that it has completed the sale of 4.0 million shares of common stock in Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) ("Evolus").
ALPHAEON intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to pay off a majority of its $88 million in third-party debt obligations, which are due in June 2019. In lieu of cash, certain of the note holders have elected to convert part of the outstanding portions of their notes into approximately 1.3 million Evolus shares. The shares transferred to the note holders in this conversion will be subject to a minimum six month holding period pursuant to Rule 144. This will result in ALPHAEON becoming free of all third-party debt obligations on its balance sheet, while reducing its ownership in Evolus to below 40%.
Rick Taketa, Lead Independent Director of ALPHAEON's Board said, "Unlike a traditional private equity firm, ALPHAEON chose not to burden Evolus with any of the debt raised by it for the clinical development program at Evolus prior to its IPO. We are glad to put this important debt paydown event behind us. We are excited about Evolus's future prospects and expect to maintain a significant equity stake in it as we watch the company realize its potential."
Evolus did not issue any new shares and did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares in the offering.
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