Aerovate Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has raised $121.5 million for its IPO after pricing its over 8.6 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading June 30, 2021 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AVTE.” Jefferies LLC, Cowen and Company LLC, and Evercore Group L.L.C are the lead underwriters. Aerovate Therapeutics’ pre-IPO backers included Atlas Venture, Sofinnova Investments, Surveyor Capital and Osage University Partners.
BOSTON, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVTE), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs that meaningfully improve the lives of patients with rare cardiopulmonary disease, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 8,682,142 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Aerovate has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,302,321 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price per share, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares are being offered by Aerovate. The gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, and other offering expenses payable by Aerovate, are expected to be approximately $121.5 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market on June 30, 2021 under the ticker symbol “AVTE.” The offering is expected to close on July 2, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Jefferies LLC, Cowen and Company LLC, and Evercore Group L.L.C. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wedbush Securities Inc. is acting as a lead manager for the proposed offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and became effective on June 29, 2021. The offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at 877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at 833-297-2926 or by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com; or Evercore Group L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10055, or by telephone at 888-474-0200, or by email at email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state, province, territory or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state, province, territory or jurisdiction.
About Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc.
Aerovate is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs that meaningfully improve the lives of patients with rare cardiopulmonary disease. Aerovate’s initial focus is on advancing AV-101, its dry powder inhaled formulation of the drug imatinib for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH.