WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRDN), a biotechnology company advancing new treatments for patients suffering from serious diseases underserved by current therapies, today announced the pricing of an upsized underwritten public offering with gross proceeds of approximately $270 million. Viridian is selling a total of 9,627,640 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $23.50 per share and 28,084 shares of series B preferred stock at a public offering price of $1,566.745 per share, which are convertible into approximately 1,872,360 shares of common stock, subject to beneficial ownership conversion limits. In addition, Viridian has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,725,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
All of the shares to be sold in the underwritten public offering are being offered by Viridian. The offering is expected to close on or about August 19, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
Viridian intends to use the proceeds from the underwritten public offering of its shares of common stock and series B preferred stock to further its clinical development programs, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Jefferies, SVB Securities and Evercore ISI are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. LifeSci Capital is acting as lead manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and became effective on November 17, 2021. A final prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC. The securities described above have not been qualified under any state blue sky laws. 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. The offering can be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by request to Jefferies LLC (Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022; telephone: 877-821-7388; email: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com), SVB Securities LLC (Attention: Syndicate Department, 53 State Street, 40th Floor, Boston, MA 02109; telephone: 800-808-7525, ext. 6105; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Evercore Group L.L.C. (Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 35th Floor, New York, New York 10055; telephone: 888-474-0200; email: email@example.com).
About Viridian Therapeutics, Inc.
Viridian Therapeutics is a biotechnology company advancing new treatments for patients suffering from serious diseases underserved by current therapies. Viridian’s most advanced program, VRDN-001, is a differentiated monoclonal antibody targeting insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), a clinically and commercially validated target for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED). VRDN-002 is a distinct anti-IGF-1R antibody and incorporates half-life extension technology. VRDN-003 is an extended half-life version of VRDN-001. Both VRDN-002 and VRDN-003 are designed for administration as convenient, low-volume, subcutaneous injections. TED is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and fibrosis within the orbit of the eye which can cause double vision, pain, and potential blindness. Viridian is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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