West Chester, Pennsylvania-based Verrica Pharmaceuticals, a developer of products that treat skin diseases, has raised $75 million for its IPO after pricing its 5 million share at $15 per share. The stock began trading June 15, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “VRCA.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Cowen are the lead underwriters. Verrica’s pre-IPO backers include PBM Capital Group and OrbiMed.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Verrica”) (Nasdaq:VRCA), a pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products for the treatment of skin diseases with significant unmet needs, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $75.0 million before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. In addition, Verrica has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the common stock is being offered by Verrica. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market on June 15, 2018 under the ticker symbol “VRCA.” The offering is expected to close on June 19, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Cowen are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2018. This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus can be obtained, when available, from: BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by email at email@example.com; Jefferies, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at 1-877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or Cowen, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (631) 274-2806.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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 Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Verrica is a pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products for the treatment of skin diseases with significant unmet needs. The company’s lead product candidate, VP-102, is currently being evaluated in two Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of molluscum and in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of common warts.