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VC-backed Aligos Therapeutics goes public

Aligos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating viral infections and liver diseases, has raised about $150 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $15 per share.

Aligos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating viral infections and liver diseases, has raised about $150 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading October 16, 2020 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ALGS.” J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Piper Sandler are the lead underwriters. Aligos’ pre-IPO backers included Vivo Capital, Versant Ventures, Novo Holdings, Roche, Cormorant Asset Management, Pivotal bioVenture Partners and Logos Capital.

PRESS RELEASE

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aligos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGS) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share. In addition, Aligos 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. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Aligos, are expected to be approximately $150.0 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. Aligos’ common stock is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on October 16, 2020, under the ticker symbol “ALGS.” The offering is expected to close on October 20, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Piper Sandler are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Cantor is acting as a lead manager for the offering.

A registration statement relating to the shares being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2020. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmorgan.com or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, or from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at prospectus_department@Jefferies.com, or from Piper Sandler & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924 or by email at prospectus@psc.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.

About Aligos
Aligos Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that was founded in 2018 with the mission to become a world leader in the treatment of viral infections and liver diseases. Aligos is focused on the development of targeted antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and coronaviruses as well as leveraging its expertise in liver diseases to create targeted therapeutics for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Aligos’ strategy is to harness the deep expertise and decades of drug development experience its workforce has in liver disease, particularly viral hepatitis, to rapidly advance its pipeline of potentially best-in-class molecules.