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US Public Offering

USD 115 million
Co-Manager
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Autolus Therapeutics

Kempen & Co acted as Co-Manager in Autolus Therapeutics’ USD 115m Public Offering on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

Transaction highlights

  • US Public Offering on the Nasdaq Global Market comprising 14,285,715 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each ADS representing one ordinary share, at a price of USD 7.00 per share, representing a discount of 6.7% to the last closing price
  • Gross proceeds of the base deal amount to USD 100 million. Following the exercise of the over-allotment option in full, an additional 2,142,857 ADSs were placed at the placement price, bringing the total number of ADSs sold to 16,428,572 and the total gross proceeds to USD 115 million
  • The Public Offering for Autolus Therapeutics represents our first ever transaction for a UK-based life sciences company, underpinning our ambition to work with innovative life sciences companies across all of Europe
  • In 2021 year to date, Kempen & Co has already executed 5 transactions for European Life Sciences companies
     

Company description

Autolus is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation, programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T cell programming technologies, the company is engineering precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cell therapies that are designed to better recognise cancer cells, break down their defence mechanisms and eliminate these cells. Autolus has a pipeline of product candidates in development for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours.

Background Kempen & Co Life Sciences & Healthcare

  • Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the €22.5 million Capital Increase by Sequana Medical
  • In the last twelve months, Kempen & Co has successfully completed a large number of transactions in its Life Sciences & Healthcare franchise. Recent transactions include:
  • Co-Manager in the USD 165 million Nasdaq Initial Public Offering by Pharvaris
  • Passive Bookrunner in the USD 518 million US Public Offering by CureVac
  • Lead Manager in the USD 120 million US Public Offering by Merus 
  • Financial Adviser to DCprime in its merger with Immunicum
  • Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 564 million Capital Increase by Cantargia
  • Sole Financial Adviser in the sale of Galapagos’ service operation, Fidelta, to Selvita for a total consideration of €31.2 million
  • Placement Agent in Investinor’s Secondary Sell-Down of c. 4 million shares in Calliditas Therapeutics
  • Lead Manager in the USD 85.0 million Nasdaq Initial Public Offering by Galecto
  • Joint Bookrunner in the €31.0 million Capital Increase by Sensorion
  • Bookrunner in the USD 245 million Nasdaq Initial Public Offering by Curevac
  • Co-Manager in the USD 49.0 million US Public Offering by Centogene
  • Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 1.11 billion Capital Increase by Hansa Biopharma
  • Joint Bookrunner in the CHF 80.2 million Capital Increase by Molecular Partners
  • Co-Manager in the USD 690 million US Public Offering by Ascendis Pharma
  • Financial advisor in Immatics’ business combination with Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp., thereby becoming a Nasdaq listed company and securing USD 253 million
  • Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the €61.8 million Initial Public Offering by Hyloris Pharmaceuticals
  • Joint Bookrunner in the €20.0 million Capital Increase by Oryzon Genomics
  • Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 487 million Capital Increase by BioInvent
  • Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the c. SEK 400 million Capital Increase by Immunovia
  • Co-Manager in the USD 862 million Global Offering by argenx
  • Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 1.41 billion Capital Increase by Oncopeptides
  • Co-Manager in the USD 154 million Global Offering of DBV Therapeutics 

Contact

Kathrin Erfurth
Nadine Maalouf

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