Publication date: 03/10/2017
Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX; OTC: ABYLY], a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company utilising its proprietary Nanobody® platform to develop treatments for a broad range of therapeutic indications with an unmet medical need, announced today that it has filed a Registration Statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed global offering of its ordinary shares, including ordinary shares in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"). Ablynx expects to offer its ADSs to investors in the United States and its ordinary shares to qualified investors in a concurrent private placement in Europe and countries outside of the United States and Canada in the global offering. Investors other than qualified investors under applicable law will not be eligible to participate in this potential private placement. All ordinary shares and ADSs to be sold in the global offering will be offered by Ablynx. The global offering is subject to market and other conditions, including the effectiveness of the above-referenced registration statement. Ablynx's ordinary shares are currently listed on Euronext Brussels and Ablynx has made an application to have its ADSs listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "ABLX."
BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Jefferies are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Baird, Bryan, Garnier & Co. and Ladenburg Thalmann are acting as co-managers for the offering.
The securities referred to in this release are to be offered only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus can be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch at NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte North Carolina 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; from J.P. Morgan at Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; or from Jefferies at 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022, Attn: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.
A registration statement relating to and describing the terms of the offering has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of Nanobodies, proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, which combine the advantages of conventional antibody drugs with some of the features of small-molecule drugs. Ablynx is dedicated to creating new medicines which will make a real difference to society. Today, the Company has more than 45 proprietary and partnered programmes in development in various therapeutic areas including inflammation, haematology, immuno-oncology, oncology and respiratory disease. Ablynx has collaborations with multiple pharmaceutical companies including AbbVie; Boehringer Ingelheim; Eddingpharm; Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA; Merck KGaA; Novartis; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi and Taisho Pharmaceuticals.