Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) announced the pricing of its previously announced registered underwritten public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $24.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Karyopharm from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be $150.0 million. The offering is expected to close on or about March 6, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Karyopharm has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 937,500 additional shares of its common stock.
J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. RBC Capital Markets, Baird and H.C. Wainwright & Co. are acting as co-managers for the offering.
Karyopharm intends to use the net proceeds of the offering (i) to maintain and grow the infrastructure to support the continued commercialization of selinexor in the United States, including further developing our sales, marketing and market access functions along with related general and administrative capabilities; (ii) to support continued clinical development of selinexor in hematologic malignancies and solid tumors; (iii) to conduct activities to support regulatory submissions for oral selinexor as a potential second line therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma and as a potential new treatment for patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; (iv) for conducting clinical trials of two of our pipeline drug candidates in oncology, eltanexor, a second-generation SINE compound, and KPT-9274, a dual acting p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) allosteric modulator and nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) inhibitor; and (v) for working capital and other general corporate purposes.