Beam Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAM) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,588,236 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Beam Therapeutics. In addition, Beam Therapeutics has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,588,235 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Beam Therapeutics' common stock is expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on February 6, 2020 under the ticker symbol "BEAM."
The gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Beam Therapeutics, are expected to be approximately $180 million excluding any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on February 10, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wedbush PacGrow is acting as lead manager for the offering.