CRNX Crinetics Pharmaceuticals

Filed: 8 Apr 21, 4:09pm












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 7, 2021



Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware 001-38583 26-3744114
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

10222 Barnes Canyon Road, Bldg. #2

San Diego, California 92121

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(858) 450-6464

(Registrant’s telephone number, include area code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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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

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share CRNX Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 7, 2021, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Crinetics” or the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with SVB Leerink LLC (the “Underwriter”), relating to the issuance and sale of 4,562,044 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The price to the public in this offering is $16.44 per share. The Underwriter has agreed to purchase the shares from the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $15.9468 per share. The net proceeds to the Company from this offering are expected to be approximately $72.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The offering is expected to close on April 12, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-233246) previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus filed with the SEC.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriter, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.

The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of Common Stock in the offering is attached as Exhibit 5.1 to this report.

The Company issued a press release on April 7, 2021 announcing the pricing of the offering, which press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


Crinetics cautions you that statements included in this report that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the completion of the offering and the expected net proceeds therefrom. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Crinetics that any of these results will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this report due to the risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the offering, as well as risks and uncertainties inherent in Crinetics’ business, including those described in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Crinetics undertakes no obligation to revise or update this report to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



1.1  Underwriting Agreement, dated April 7, 2021, by and between Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and SVB Leerink LLC

5.1  Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP
23.1  Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
99.1  Press Release dated April 7, 2021
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: April 8, 2021  By: 

/s/ R. Scott Struthers, Ph.D.

  Name: R. Scott Struthers, Ph.D.
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer