London-based Autolus, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing T-cell therapies, is expecting to price its IPO of 7.8 million shares at between $15 and $17 per share. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AUTL.” Goldman Sachs and Jefferies LLC are serving as lead underwriters. Autolus’ backers include Arix Bioscience plc, Cormorant Asset Management, Nextech Invest, Syncona and Woodford Investment Management.
London, 8 June 2018 – Autolus Therapeutics Limited (to be reorganised as Autolus Theraeputics plc) (“Autolus”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies, today announced that it has begun the roadshow for its initial public offering in the United States of up to 7,812,500 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) representing 7,812,500 ordinary shares. The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $15.00 and $17.00 per ADS, before underwriting discounts and commissions, which would result in an approximate total offering size of between $117.2 million and $132.8 million. Autolus also expects to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,171,875 ADSs at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. All ADSs to be sold in the proposed offering will be sold by Autolus. Autolus has applied to list its ADSs on The Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “AUTL.”
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. are acting as lead managers.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering can be obtained from either of the joint book-running managers for the offering, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at +1 866 471 2526 or by email at email@example.com; or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at + 1 877 547 6340, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. For the avoidance of doubt, such prospectus will not constitute a “prospectus” for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in each relevant EU member state) and will not have been reviewed by any competent authority in any EU member state.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (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 does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
Autolus is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation, programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T cell programming technologies, the company is engineering precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cell therapies that are designed to better recognise cancer cells, break down their defence mechanisms and eliminate these cells. Autolus has a pipeline of product candidates in development for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours.