VC-backed Rhythm files for IPO

Rhythm has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Citigroup and Cowen and Company are serving as the lead underwriters. Based in Boston, Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical firm that focuses on treating metabolic disorders. Its backers include MPM Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Third Rock Ventures, Ipsen and Pfizer Ventures.

PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, Mass., August 27, 2014—Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company developing peptide therapeutics that address gastrointestinal diseases and genetic deficiencies that result in metabolic disorders, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

Citigroup and Cowen and Company will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity Inc., Oppenheimer & Co., and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. will act as co-managers. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by email at prospectus@citi.com, or by calling (800) 831-9146, and from Cowen and Company, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling (631) 274-2806, or by fax at (631) 254-7140.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, 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.

About Rhythm
Rhythm is a biotechnology company developing peptide therapeutics that address unmet needs in metabolic diseases. Rhythm is developing the ghrelin peptide agonist, RM-131, for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis and other GI functional disorders; and the MC4R peptide agonist, RM-493, for obesity and diabetes. Rhythm investors include MPM Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Third Rock Ventures, Ipsen, and Pfizer Ventures. The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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