Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) announced the pricing of its previously-announced underwritten public offering (the "Offering") of 4,924,729 common shares and, in lieu of common shares to a certain investor, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 1,075,271 common shares. The common shares are being offered at a price to the public of US$46.50 per common share and the pre-funded warrants are being offered at a price of US$46.4999 per pre-funded warrant, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately US$279.0 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated Offering expenses. In addition, the Company has also granted the underwriters of the Offering a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 common shares on the same terms and conditions.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering (i) to accelerate and expand the global development of ZW25 both as a single agent and in combination with other anti-cancer agents in a variety of HER2-expressing tumors, including gastroesophageal, biliary tract, breast and other underserved cancers; (ii) to accelerate and expand the clinical development of ZW49; (iii) to advance other novel preclinical programs, including those involving non-HER2-expressing tumors; and (iv) for general corporate purposes.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc. are acting as active bookrunners for the Offering. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd. are acting as bookrunners, and Raymond James Ltd. is acting as lead manager.