Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Praxis Precision Medicines, a developer of treatments for central nervous system disorders, has raised about $190 million for its IPO after pricing 10 million shares at $19 per share. The stock began trading October 16, 2020 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PRAX.” Cowen, Evercore ISI and Piper Sandler are the lead underwriters. Praxis Precision Medicines’ pre-IPO backers included Eventide Asset Management, Vida Ventures, Novo Holdings, Blackstone Life Sciences, OCV Partners, Avoro Capital Advisors, Surveyor Capital, Point72 and Cormorant Asset Management.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company translating genetic insights into the development of therapies for central nervous system disorders characterized by neuronal imbalance, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $19.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Praxis. The gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, and other offering expenses payable by Praxis, are expected to be approximately $190.0 million. Praxis has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on October 16, 2020 under the ticker symbol “PRAX.” The offering is expected to close on October 20, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Cowen, Evercore ISI and Piper Sandler are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, Wedbush PacGrow is acting as Lead Manager for the offering, and Blackstone Capital Markets* is acting as Co-Manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective on October 15, 2020. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Cowen and Company, LLC c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com or by telephone at (833) 297-2926; Evercore Group L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10055, by telephone at (888) 474-0200, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org; and Piper Sandler & Co., 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall 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.
*Securities are offered through Blackstone Securities Partners L.P.
Praxis Precision Medicines is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company translating genetic insights into the development of therapies for central nervous system disorders characterized by neuronal imbalance.