SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that it has closed the previously announced $150 million royalty-backed debt transaction with investment funds managed by Pharmakon Advisors and Athyrium Capital Management. The debt is secured by future royalties of ENHANZE™ products, received only from Halozyme's collaborations with Roche and Baxalta.
"With the completion of this non-dilutive financing, we are well funded to initiate our Phase 3 study in pancreatic cancer patients and continue to execute our two pillar strategy in 2016," said Dr. Helen Torley, president and chief executive officer.
The company announced details of the financing on Jan. 4, including the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Halozyme Royalty LLC ("Halozyme Royalty"), which borrowed $150 million at a per annum interest rate of 8.75 percent plus the three-month LIBOR rate. Under the terms of the credit agreement, Halozyme Royalty will not be required to apply any of the royalty payments to repay the loan during 2016. 50 percent of royalty payments received in 2017 and 100 percent of royalty payments received in 2018 and thereafter will be used to service the loan, subject to quarterly caps. Royalty payments that are not required to be applied to the loan will be retained by Halozyme Royalty and distributed to Halozyme. Repayment of the loan is the sole obligation of Halozyme Royalty and is intended to be non-recourse to Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. and its other subsidiaries.
Halozyme Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel oncology therapies that target the tumor microenvironment. Halozyme's lead proprietary program, investigational drug PEGPH20, applies a unique approach to targeting solid tumors, allowing increased access of co-administered cancer drug therapies to the tumor. PEGPH20 is currently in development for metastatic pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric cancer, metastatic breast cancer and has potential across additional cancers in combination with different types of cancer therapies. In addition to its proprietary product portfolio, Halozyme has established value-driving partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies including Roche, Baxalta, Pfizer, Janssen, AbbVie and Lilly for its drug delivery platform, ENHANZE™, which enables biologics and small molecule compounds that are currently administered intravenously to be delivered subcutaneously. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego. For more information visit www.halozyme.com.
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