SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.  )*
 

Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

02083G100

(CUSIP Number)
 

April 14, 2022

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
¨ Rule 13d-1(b)
x Rule 13d-1(c)
¨ Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 8 Pages)

 

______________________________

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Lynx1 Capital Management LP

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

1,537,345

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,537,345

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,537,345

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

PN

         

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Weston Nichols

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States of America

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

1,537,345

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,537,345

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,537,345

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IN

         

 

 

CUSIP No. 02083G10013GPage 4 of 8 Pages

 

Item 1(a). Name of Issuer.
   
  Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. (the "Issuer")

 

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices.
   
 

188 East Blaine Street, Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98102

 

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing.

 

  This statement is filed by:

 

  (i)

Lynx1 Capital Management LP (the "Investment Manager"), a Delaware limited partnership, and the investment manager to Lynx1 Master Fund LP (the "Lynx1 Fund"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock (as defined in Item 2(d) below) directly held by the Lynx1 Fund; and

 

  (ii) Mr. Weston Nichols ("Mr. Nichols"), the sole member of Lynx1 Capital Management GP LLC, the general partner of the Investment Manager, with respect to the shares of Common Stock directly held by the Lynx1 Fund.

 

  The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons."
   
  The filing of this statement should not be construed as an admission that any of the foregoing persons or any Reporting Person is, for the purposes of Section 13 of the Act, the beneficial owner of the shares of Common Stock reported herein.  

 

Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office.
   
 

Lynx1 Capital Management LP

2 Ridge Top Drive

Humacao, PR 00791

 

Weston Nichols

c/o Lynx1 Capital Management LP

2 Ridge Top Drive

Humacao, PR 00791

 

Item 2(c). Place of Organization.
   
 

Investment Manager – Delaware

Mr. Nichols – United States of America

 

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities.
   
  Common stock, $0.001 par value (the "Common Stock")

 

 

 

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Item 2(e). CUSIP Number.
   
  02083G100

  

Item 3. If this Statement is Filed Pursuant to §§ 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b), or (c), check whether the Person Filing is a:

 

  (a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);
  (b) ¨ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
  (c) ¨ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
  (d) ¨ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);
  (e) ¨ An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) ¨

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

  (g) o

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

  (h) ¨

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C.1813);

 

  (i) ¨

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

  (j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please

specify the type of institution:_________________________

 

Item 4. Ownership.
   
 

The information required by Items 4(a) – (c) is set forth in Rows (5) – (11) of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each Reporting Person.

 

The percentages set forth herein are calculated based upon 30,294,434 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 7, 2022 as reported in the Issuer's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 2022.

 

 

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Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
   
  Not applicable.

  

Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
   
  The Lynx1 Fund has the right to receive and the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of, the shares of Common Stock reported herein.  

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification.
   
  By signing below each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

 

 

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SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date:  April 22, 2022  
 

Lynx1 capital management lp

By: Lynx1 Capital Management GP LLC, its general partner

 

   
  By:

/s/ Weston Nichols

  Name: Weston Nichols
  Title: Sole Member
   
   
   
   
 

/s/ Weston Nichols

  WESTON NICHOLS

 

 

CUSIP No. 02083G10013GPage 9 of 8 Pages

Exhibit A

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing statement on Schedule 13G is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and that all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13G shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of filing additional joint filing agreements. The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it contained herein and therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning the others, except to the extent that he or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

 

Date:  April 22, 2022  
 

Lynx1 capital management lp

By: Lynx1 Capital Management GP LLC, its general partner

 

   
  By:

/s/ Weston Nichols

  Name: Weston Nichols
  Title: Sole Member
   
   
   
   
 

/s/ Weston Nichols

  WESTON NICHOLS