JERUSALEM, August 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: NTEC) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of approximately 10.6 million of its ordinary shares at a public offering price of $4.70 per ordinary share. The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $50.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.
The offering is expected to close on or about August 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Intec Pharma has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately 1.6 million additional ordinary shares to cover over-allotments.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as the sole book-running manager, Roth Capital Partners is acting as lead manager, and Maxim Group is acting as co-manager in the offering.
If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $57.5 million.
Intec Pharma intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund its Phase III clinical trial for Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, the company's leading product candidate for the indication of treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, for working capital and for general corporate purposes.
The ordinary shares described above will be issued pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-3 previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 19, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Before buying any ordinary shares of Intec Pharma in the offering, you should carefully read the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, together with the information incorporated by reference therein. These documents contain important information that you should consider when making your investment decision. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these ordinary shares may be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, New York, 10004, or by telephone, at 212-667-8563, or e-mail at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
This press release does 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, and AP-CBD/THC, an Accordion Pill with the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is being developed for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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Jeffrey A. Meckler
Chief Executive Officer
Intec Pharma Ltd.
Anne Marie Fields
Senior Vice President
LHA Investor Relations
SOURCE Intec Pharma Ltd.