SYNH Syneos Health

Filed: 5 May 21, 5:14pm












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-36730 27-3403111

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1030 Sync Street

Morrisville, North Carolina

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 876-9300



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share SYNH The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Share Repurchase Agreement

On April 30, 2021, Syneos Health, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Share Repurchase Agreement (the “Repurchase Agreement”) with certain selling stockholders named therein (the “Selling Stockholders”). Pursuant to the Repurchase Agreement, the Company agreed to repurchase 400,000 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”) from the Selling Stockholders in a private transaction for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $32.4 million or $81.04 per share. The repurchase of the Common Stock is expected to close on May 6, 2021. The Company will fund this private repurchase transaction with cash on hand.

The description of the Repurchase Agreement contained herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Repurchase Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Underwriting Agreement

On May 3, 2021, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities, Inc. (the “Underwriter”) and the Selling Stockholders. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Selling Stockholders agreed to sell 7,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock to the Underwriter at a price of $81.04 per share. The Selling Stockholders have also granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,050,000 additional shares of Common Stock.

Following the closing of this offering (assuming the full exercise of the Underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares) and the share repurchase discussed above, affiliates of Advent International Corporation will own approximately 6.5% of our Common Stock and affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. will own approximately 5.5% of our Common Stock.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants of the Company and also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company, the Selling Stockholders, and the Underwriter against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities.

The sale of the Common Stock by the Selling Stockholders was made pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-228559), including a prospectus supplement dated May 3, 2021 to the prospectus contained therein dated November 27, 2018, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)(7) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The sale of the Common Stock is expected to close on May 6, 2021.

The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


  1.1  Underwriting Agreement, dated May 3, 2021, by and among Syneos Health, Inc., the selling stockholders named therein and BofA Securities, Inc..
  5.1  Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP.
10.1  Share Repurchase Agreement, dated April 30, 2021, by and among Syneos Health, Inc. and certain selling stockholders named therein.
23.1  Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 5, 2021  By: 

/s/ Jason Meggs

  Name: Jason Meggs
  Title: Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)