Karuna Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing novel therapies to address disabling neuropsychiatric conditions, has raised $89.2 million for its IPO after pricing its over 5.5 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading June 28, 2019 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “KRTX.” Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are the lead underwriters. Karuna’s pre-IPO backers included ARCH Venture Partners, Fidelity Management & Research Co, Eventide Asset Management, Pivotal bioVenture Partners, Partner Fund Management, Wellcome Trust, Sands Capital and Alexandria Venture Investments.
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$KRTX–Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KRTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing novel therapies to address disabling neuropsychiatric conditions, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 5,578,124 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share. In addition, Karuna has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 836,718 additional shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. All the shares are being offered by Karuna. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Karuna, are expected to be $89.2 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “KRTX” on June 28, 2019. The offering is expected to close on July 2, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citigroup are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wells Fargo Securities is also serving as a joint book-running manager. Wedbush PacGrow is acting as co-manager.
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A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2019. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. 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 offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Karuna is an innovative clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing novel therapies to address disabling neuropsychiatric conditions characterized by significant unmet medical need. Karuna is currently conducting a Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead product candidate, KarXT (Karuna-Xanomeline-Trospium), for the treatment of acute psychosis in patients with schizophrenia. Karuna also plans to initiate clinical trials of KarXT to evaluate its potential therapeutic benefit in other central nervous system disorders, including psychosis in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as pain.