Jena, Germany, May 2, 2018 – InflaRx N.V. (Nasdaq: IFRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics to treat inflammatory diseases by targeting the complement system, a key component of the innate immune system, announced today that the Company and certain selling shareholders have commenced an underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 common shares of the Company, consisting of 1,500,000 common shares offered by the Company and 1,500,000 common shares offered by the selling shareholders. In addition, InflaRx and the selling shareholders expect to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 common shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
J.P. Morgan, Leerink Partners and BMO Capital Markets are serving as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering, with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey serving as lead manager. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
InflaRx intends to use the net proceeds of the offering, together with cash and cash equivalents on hand, to conduct a Phase IIb clinical trial for IFX-1 in HS patients and a Phase II clinical development program for IFX-1 in AAV patients as well as to fund first clinical Phase II development in two additional neutrophil-driven indications within the autoimmune and inflammatory disease area and the remainder to fund other research and development activities, as well as for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
A registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with the 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 that the registration statement becomes effective.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (800) 808- 7525, ext. 6132 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, by telephone at (800) 414-3627, or by email at email@example.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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Prof. Dr. Niels C. Riedemann - CEO
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