VC-backed Denali Therapeutics goes public

South San Francisco-based Denali Therapeutics Inc, which is focused on developing treatments for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 13.8 million shares at $18 per share. The stock began trading December 8, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “DNLI.” Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan are the lead underwriters. Denali’s pre-IPO Backers include Baillie Gifford, ARCH Venture Partners, F-Prime Biosciences, Flagship Ventures and the Alaska Permanent Fund.


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:DNLI) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,888,888 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $18.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,083,333 additional shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares are expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on December 8, 2017 under the symbol “DNLI.” The offering is expected to close on December 12, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, and Evercore Group L.L.C. is acting as lead manager for the offering.

The offering is made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the final prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from:

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, fax: 212-902-9316, email:; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204 or by email:

A registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC’s website at This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful before registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state or jurisdiction.

About Denali
Denali is a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of therapeutic candidates for neurodegenerative diseases. Denali is based in South San Francisco.