NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aptorum Group Limited (NASDAQ:APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to address global unmet medical needs, today announced the closing of a registered direct offering of 1,351,350 Class A ordinary shares at a per share offering price of $7.40. The investors also received accompanying warrants to purchase 1,351,350 of its Class A ordinary shares at an exercise price of $7.40 per share. Participation in the offering includes approximately $6 million from unaffiliated institutional investors and $4 million from Jurchen Investment Corporation, the largest shareholder of Aptorum Group, which is wholly owned by Ian Huen, the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Aptorum Group.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners acted as the lead placement agent and Maxim Group acted as co-placement agent for the offering.
Aptorum Group received gross proceeds of $10 million from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Aptorum Group intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to fund the continued research and development of our leading therapeutic candidates (including SACT-1 and ALS-4) into their respective clinical phases and also to expand our discovery and development pipeline of the Smart-ACTTM orphan diseases platform, as well as for working capital, and for general corporate purposes. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in technologies, products and/or businesses that we believe will enhance the value of our Company, although Aptorum Group has no current plans, commitments or agreements with respect to any such transactions or acquisitions as of the date hereof. Aptorum Group is pleased to have such US based institutional support and as our anchor investors to support our continued growth and expansion of our programs.
The securities described above are being offered by Aptorum Group pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dated January 6, 2020 and declared effective on January 15, 2020. A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be, filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplements relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting: Alliance Global Partners (AGP), Prospectus Department, 590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone: at (212) 624-2060, or by facsimile at 212-624-2060.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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 Aptorum Group Limited
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq:APM) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to tackle unmet medical needs. Aptorum Group is pursuing therapeutic projects in orphan diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases and other disease areas.
For more information about Aptorum Group, please visit www.aptorumgroup.com.
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