Alpine Immune Sciences Announces $60 Million Private Placement
“The team at Alpine is passionate about solving complex problems in immuno-oncology and autoimmune disease to create innovative and meaningful therapies for patients,” said
"The whole Omega Funds' team is delighted to partner with Mitch and the Alpine team on this transaction," said
Pursuant to the terms of the securities purchase agreement, at the closing of the private placement, Alpine will issue common units representing an aggregate of approximately 5.1 million shares of common stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of approximately 1.5 million shares of common stock and prefunded warrant units representing prefunded warrants to purchase an aggregate of approximately 0.8 million shares of common stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of approximately 0.2 million shares of common stock. Each common unit consists of one share of common stock plus a warrant to purchase 0.3 shares of common stock, and each prefunded warrant unit consists of one prefunded warrant to purchase one share of common stock plus a warrant to purchase 0.3 shares of common stock. Both common units and prefunded warrant units will be sold at a price per unit of
The private placement is expected to close on or about
Alpine intends to use the net proceeds to fund the development of its preclinical and clinical pipeline, including ALPN‑101, in systemic lupus erythematosus, ALPN-202, in patients with advanced malignancies, ALPN-303 in B cell-mediated inflammatory diseases, and for general corporate purposes.
The securities being sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in
This press release shall 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical fact, and include statements regarding Alpine’s platform technology, potential therapies, clinical development plans and the timing thereof, the receipt of potential milestones under Alpine’s collaborations, the anticipated closing of the private placement and the timing thereof, the sufficiency of Alpine’s cash on hand, potential pre-option exercise milestones under its collaboration with AbbVie and the cash to be received from the private placement to fund its planned operations through 2024, and the expected receipt and use of proceeds from the private placement. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” and other similar expressions among others. These forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include, but are not limited to: Alpine’s development programs may not advance into the clinic, succeed in the clinic or result in approved products on a timely or cost-effective basis or at all; Alpine’s assumptions regarding its planned expenditures and sufficiency of its cash to fund operations may be incorrect; Alpine may not achieve additional milestone payments pursuant to its collaborations; the impact of competition; adverse conditions in the general domestic and global economic markets; as well as the other risks identified in Alpine’s filings with the
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