AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Inc. (NASDAQ: SVRA), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of serious or life-threatening rare respiratory diseases, today announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of 9,034,210 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $4.75 per share, which included 613,157 shares upon the partial exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares of Savara common stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Zambon SpA purchased 4,693,540 shares of Savara's common stock in this offering and holds approximately 19.4% of Savara's outstanding shares following the closing. The aggregate gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, were approximately $42.9 million.
Savara intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which include, but are not limited to, the funding of clinical development of and pursuing regulatory approval for its product candidates, and general and administrative expenses.
Jefferies LLC acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Canaccord Genuity Inc. and JMP Securities LLC acted as the lead managers for the offering.
A shelf registration statement (File No. 333-202960) was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 12, 2015, and declared effective on August 19, 2015. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2017. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. An electronic copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering are available on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of offers to buy any securities of Savara, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security 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.
Forward Looking Statements
Savara cautions you that statements in this press release that are not a description of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words referencing future events or circumstances such as "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," and "will," among others. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the offering, including the use of proceeds of the offering. Savara may not actually achieve any of the matters referred to in such forward looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon Savara's current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, our actual cash and spending needs. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. For a detailed description of our risks and uncertainties, you are encouraged to review our documents filed with the SEC including our recent filings on Form 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Savara undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as may be required by law.
Savara Inc. is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of serious or life-threatening rare respiratory diseases. Savara's pipeline comprises Molgradex, a Phase 3 stage inhaled granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or GM-CSF, AeroVanc, an inhaled vancomycin in preparation for Phase 3, and Aironite, an inhaled sodium nitrite solution in Phase 2 development. Savara's strategy involves expanding its pipeline of potentially best-in-class products through indication expansion, strategic development partnerships and product acquisitions, with the goal of becoming a leading company in its field. Savara's management team has significant experience in orphan drug development and pulmonary medicine, in identifying unmet needs, creating and acquiring new product candidates, and effectively advancing them to approvals and commercialization.
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