ISFIYA, Israel, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK), (NASDAQ: CHEKZ), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company advancing the development of C-Scan®, the first and only patient-friendly, preparation-free screening test, to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer (CRC), today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with several institutional and accredited investors for the purchase and sale of 25,925,926 of the Company's ordinary shares and accompanying short-term warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 25,925,926 of the Company's ordinary shares in a registered direct offering. Each ordinary share is being sold together with one short-term warrant to purchase one ordinary share at a combined offering price of $1.35 per ordinary share and accompanying warrant. The short-term warrants will have a term of two and one-half years following the date of issuance, be exercisable immediately and have an exercise price of $1.50 per ordinary share. The registered direct offering is expected to close on or about July 2, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The gross proceeds to Check-Cap from this offering, before deducting the placement agent's fees and other offering expenses and excluding any proceeds that may be received upon exercise of the warrants to purchase ordinary shares, are expected to be approximately $35 million. Full exercise of the warrants would generate additional gross proceeds of approximately $38.9 million to Check-Cap, less placement agent's fees, if any.
Check-Cap currently intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to advance the ongoing clinical development of C-Scan®, including the Company's U.S. pivotal study, and for general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered by Check-Cap pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333- 225789) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on June 21, 2018, as amended, and declared effective by the SEC on July 16, 2018. The offering of the securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by e-mail: [email protected] or by telephone: (212) 856-5711.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, 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.
Check-Cap is a clinical stage medical diagnostics company aiming to redefine colorectal cancer (CRC) screening through the introduction of C-Scan®, the first and only patient-friendly preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer to enable early intervention and cancer prevention. The Company's disruptive capsule-based screening technology aims to significantly increase screening adherence worldwide and help millions of people to stay healthy through preventive CRC screening. C-Scan uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control and recording system, as well as proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon as it travels naturally along the gastrointestinal tract. C-Scan is non-invasive and requires no sedation. Unlike other capsule technologies, it requires no bowel preparation, allowing the patients to continue their daily routine with no interruption. C-Scan is not intended to replace colonoscopy. A positive C-Scan result should be followed by colonoscopy.
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