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BioInvent carries out a directed share issue of USD 116 million

Martin Welschof

The company plans to in particular use the funds to prepare a clinical trial of their anti-FcγRIIB antibody BI-1206 for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

The Board of Directors of BioInvent International has resolved to issue 19,095,000 shares in a directed share issue to international and Swedish institutional investors, where 2,834,399 New Shares are issued based on the authorization granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 27 November 2020, and 16,260,601 New Shares are issued subject to the approval of an upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 23 March 2021.

Accelerate and broaden the clinical development

“We are very pleased to carry out this successful share issue, proceeds from which will fund the continued transformation of BioInvent and expansion of our clinical programs. BioInvent has a strong clinical oncology pipeline thanks to our F.I.R.S.T technology platform, with four ongoing clinical trials of first-in-class antibodies with unique mechanisms of action. This capital injection enables us to accelerate and broaden our clinical development,” says Martin Welschof, CEO of BioInvent in the company’s press release. “Assuming continued generation of positive data, we plan to in particular use the funds to prepare a clinical trial of our first-in-class anti-FcγRIIB antibody BI-1206 for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, with the aim of receiving an accelerated regulatory pathway. We also expect to expand the clinical programs of BI-1206 in combination with Keytruda and the anti-TNFR2 antibody BI-1808 as monotherapy and in combination with Keytruda.”

Redmile will become the largest shareholder

Investors in the Directed Share Issue are a range of international and Swedish institutional investors, including Redmile Group, LLC., Invus, HBM Healthcare Investments, The Fourth National Swedish Pension Fund, Swedbank Robur Fonder and Van Herk Investments. Upon completion, Redmile will become the largest shareholder in BioInvent representing approximately 16.8 per cent of the shares and votes in the company.

Photo of Martin Welschof: BioInvent
Source: BioInvent press release