SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 19, 2020
MeiraGTx Holdings plc
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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450 East 29th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including 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||Trading|
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered
|Ordinary Shares, $0.00003881 par value per share||MGTX||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).
Emerging growth company x
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On November 19, 2020, MeiraGTx Holdings plc (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities, Inc., Piper Sandler & Co., Evercore Group L.L.C. and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), in connection with the issuance and sale by the Company in a public offering of 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s ordinary shares at a public offering price of $12.85 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions, pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-232677) and a related prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company has also granted the Underwriters an option exercisable for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of its ordinary shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The closing of the offering occurred on November 23, 2020.
The Company received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $60.1 million, and expects to receive total net proceeds of approximately $69.2 million if the Underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital and capital expenditures.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions.
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 Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Walkers, Cayman Islands counsel to the Company, has issued an opinion to the Company, dated November 23, 2020, regarding the validity of the ordinary shares issued and sold in the offering. A copy of the opinion is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Based on the planned use of proceeds from the offering, the Company believes that the net proceeds from the offering and its existing cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to enable it to fund operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the second half of 2023. The Company has based this estimate on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, and could utilize available capital resources sooner than currently expected. The amounts and timing of the Company’s actual expenditures will depend on numerous factors, including the progress of the Company’s clinical trials and other development efforts and other factors, as well as the amount of cash used in the Company’s operations.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the public offering, including statements related to the expected net proceeds, intended use of net proceeds and Company’s belief that its cash and cash equivalents will fund its operations into the second half of 2023, as well as statements that include the words “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate” and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature.
These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the Company’s incurrence of significant losses; any inability to achieve or maintain profitability, raise additional capital, identify additional and develop existing product candidates, successfully execute strategic priorities, bring product candidates to market, expansion of the Company’s manufacturing facilities and processes, successfully enroll patients in and complete clinical trials, accurately predict growth assumptions, recognize benefits of any orphan drug designations, retain key personnel or attract qualified employees, or incur expected levels of operating expenses; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the status, enrollment, timing and results of the Company’s clinical trials and on its business, results of operations and financial condition; failure of early data to predict eventual outcomes; failure to obtain FDA or other regulatory approval for product candidates within expected time frames or at all; the novel nature and impact of negative public opinion of gene therapy; failure to comply with ongoing regulatory obligations; contamination or shortage of raw materials or other manufacturing issues; changes in healthcare laws; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; significant competition in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; dependence on third parties; risks related to intellectual property; changes in tax policy or treatment; the Company’s ability to utilize its loss and tax credit carryforwards; litigation risks; and the other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement related to this offering and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this Current Report on Form 8-K. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. While the Company may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, unless required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause its views to change. Thus, one should not assume that the Company’s silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated November 19, 2020, by and among the Company and BofA Securities, Inc., Piper Sandler & Co., Evercore Group L.L.C. and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named therein|
|5.1||Opinion of Walkers|
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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: November 23, 2020||MEIRAGTX HOLDINGS PLC|
|/s/ Richard Giroux|
|Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|