Zai Lab Limited ("Zai Lab" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ZLAB) announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), each representing one ordinary share of the Company (the "Primary ADS Offering"), at a price of US$47.50 per ADS. In addition, QM11 Limited, a shareholder of the Company, is offering 500,000 ADSs of the Company (the "Secondary ADS Offering" and together with the Primary ADS Offering, the "Offering") at the same price. The Offering is expected to close on January 27, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
The gross proceeds to Zai Lab from the Primary ADS Offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are expected to be approximately US$261.3 million. Zai Lab will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs by QM11 Limited.
In addition, Zai Lab and QM11 Limited have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 800,000 and 100,000 ADSs, respectively at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Assuming the over-allotment option is not exercised, QM11 Limited will own approximately 13.53% of the Company's share capital immediately following the Offering. Assuming full exercise of the over- allotment option, QM11 Limited will own approximately 12.15% of the Company's share capital immediately following the Offering.
J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SVB Leerink are acting as joint book-running managers and Guggenheim Securities is acting as lead manager for the Offering.