OvaScienceSM, (NASDAQ: OVAS), a global life sciences company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of new fertility treatments, announced the pricing of $10.00 per share for its previously announced underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock. Gross proceeds to OvaScience from this offering are expected to be approximately $50 million, and the Company intends to use the net proceeds to fund OvaPrime SM preclinical studies and the anticipated 2015 international launch, establish an international subsidiary, expand the AUGMENT SM international launch, and for other general corporate purposes.
OvaScience has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of common stock offered in the public offering to cover over-allotments, if any. All of the shares in the offering will be sold by OvaScience. The offering is expected to close on March 7, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Leerink Partners LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering. Co-Managers include Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, JMP Securities LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., and Roth Capital Partners.
The public offering will be made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and is effective. A prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which, when available, may be obtained from Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37 th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110, or by phone at 1-800-808-7525, ext. 4814, or by email at Syndicate@leerink.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.