JERUSALEM, Dec. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire – BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV) (“Company”), which focuses on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing innovative immunotherapeutic products primarily for the treatment of infectious and autoimmune diseases, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering with gross proceeds to the Company expected to be approximately $8,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and other expenses payable by the Company. The offering consists of 1,600,000 units and pre-funded units. Each unit consists of one American Depositary Share (“ADS”) and two warrants, each to purchase one ADS, and each pre-funded unit consists of one pre-funded warrant to purchase one ADS and two warrants each to purchase one ADS. One of the warrants will expire three years from the date of issuance, and the other warrant will expire one year from the date of issuance and may be exercised for half an ADS on or prior to the sixtieth (60th) day following the original issuance for no additional consideration. Each ADS (or pre-funded warrant) is being sold together with two warrants at a combined purchase price of $5.00 per unit (or $4.999 per pre-funded unit after reducing $0.001 attributable to the exercise price of the pre-funded warrants). Each ADS represents 400 of our ordinary shares, no par value per share.
The offering is expected to close on December 20, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, for the advancement of its NanoAbs development program, as well as general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, research and development activities, regulatory matters, capital investment or other related purposes.
Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-267648) relating to the offering of the securities was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and declared effective by the SEC on December 15, 2022. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10105, by telephone at (212) 813-1010 or by email at email@example.com. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV) is a biotechnology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing innovative immunotherapeutic products primarily for the treatment of infectious and autoimmune diseases. Since its inception, the company has executed eight clinical trials including a seven country, 12,400 participant Phase 3 trial of its prior vaccine candidate and has built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for biopharmaceutical products. With highly experienced pharmaceutical industry leadership, BiondVax is aiming to develop a pipeline of diversified and commercially viable products and platforms beginning with an innovative nanosized antibody (NanoAb) pipeline. www.biondvax.com.
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