Adaptive Biotechnologies Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ADPT), a commercial stage biotechnology company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to diagnose and treat disease, announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $40.00 per share, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions (6,000,000 of which are being sold by Adaptive and 2,000,000 of which are being sold by a selling shareholder). In addition, Adaptive granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The gross proceeds from the offering to Adaptive, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions, are expected to be $240 million. The offering is expected to close on July 20, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Adaptive intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions payable by Adaptive, primarily to accelerate investments in Adaptive’s TCR-Antigen Map activities, scale commercial and marketing activities associated with immunoSEQ Dx clinical products and services, and support continued research and development for drug discovery initiatives. A portion of the net proceeds may also be used to scale Adaptive’s laboratory operations, capacity to support commercial growth plans and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Adaptive will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares of its common stock being offered by the selling shareholder.
J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and BofA Securities are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. Cowen, Guggenheim Securities and William Blair are acting as book-running managers for the offering.
The public offering is being made pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was filed by Adaptive with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 14, 2020 and automatically became effective upon filing. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at (866) 803-9204 or by email at email@example.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.