IDYA Ideaya Biosciences

Filed: 21 Jan 21, 5:25pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 20, 2021



IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-38915 47-4268251

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

7000 Shoreline Court, Suite 350

South San Francisco, California 94080

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 443-6209



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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, $0.0001 par value per share IDYA The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On January 20, 2021, IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the “Sale Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC, as sales agent (“Jefferies”), with respect to an at-the-market offering program under which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time at its sole discretion, shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), having aggregate gross proceeds of up to $90.0 million (the “Shares”) through Jefferies as its sales agent.

Under the Sale Agreement, Jefferies may sell the Shares by any method permitted by law and deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, including sales made directly on The Nasdaq Global Select Market or any other trading market for the Common Stock.

We will pay Jefferies a commission equal to three percent (3.0%) of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of the Shares sold through Jefferies under the Sale Agreement, and have provided Jefferies with customary indemnification and contribution rights. The Sale Agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (i) the sale of all Shares subject to the Sale Agreement or (ii) the termination of the Sale Agreement by Jefferies or us, as permitted therein. In addition, under the Sale Agreement, Jefferies may sell the Shares in privately negotiated transactions with our consent and in block transactions. Under certain circumstances, we may instruct Jefferies not to sell the Shares if the sales cannot be effected at or above the price designated by us from time to time.

Any Shares to be offered and sold under the Sale Agreement will be issued and sold pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-238849), which became effective on June 10, 2020. The Company filed a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 20, 2021 in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares pursuant to the Sale Agreement.

The foregoing description of the Sale Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sale Agreement, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Current Report”) and is incorporated herein by reference.

Latham & Watkins LLP, counsel to the Company, has issued an opinion to the Company, dated January 20, 2021, relating to the validity of the Shares to be issued and sold pursuant to the Sale Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report.

This Current Report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Shares, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Shares in any state or country in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or country

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits




1.1  Open Market Sale AgreementSM by and between the Company and Jefferies LLC.
5.1  Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP.
23.1  Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).


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


Date: January 21, 2021  By: 

/s/ Yujiro Hata


Yujiro Hata

President and Chief Executive Officer