CRANBURY, N.J., June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oncobiologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONS) (the “Company”) today announced that it has closed on the second, and final, tranche of a $15.0 million private placement of shares of its common stock and warrants that have an aggregate exercise price of approximately $20.0 million pursuant to the May 11, 2018 purchase agreement with GMS Tenshi Holdings Pte. Limited (“GMS Tenshi”), the Company’s strategic business partner and largest investor. The Company issued GMS Tenshi an additional 6,377,383 shares of its common stock and warrants to acquire up to 10,256,410 additional shares of its common stock for aggregate cash proceeds of $7.5 million. Under the purchase agreement, the shares of common stock were sold at the ONS consolidated closing bid price on May 11, 2018, plus a premium to reflect the purchase of the warrants. The warrants have an exercise price of $0.975 per share, which also reflects the ONS consolidated closing bid price on May 11, 2018, and a term of eight years. Under the terms of the September 11, 2017 Investor Rights Agreement, as amended on May 11, 2018, GMS Tenshi has certain registration rights with respect to the shares of its common stock issued in the private placement, including the shares of common stock that may be issued upon exercise of the warrants issued to GMS Tenshi in the private placement.
Oncobiologics intends to use the net proceeds from the private placement primarily for the initiation of clinical trials for ONS-5010, an innovative monoclonal antibody (mAb) product candidate under development, the expansion of the BioSymphony™ Platform for providing contract development and manufacturing services (CDMO), and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
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About GMS Tenshi Holdings Pte. Limited
GMS Tenshi is a Singapore based joint-venture between Tenshi Life Sciences Private Limited, and GMS Holdings, a private investment company headquartered in Amman, Jordan owning a portfolio of diversified businesses globally. Together with Strides Shasun and Tenshi Life Sciences, GMS Holdings is a strategic investor in Stelis Biopharma.
About Oncobiologics, Inc. and its BioSymphony™ Platform
Oncobiologics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing, manufacturing and commercializing complex monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics. The Company is advancing a pipeline of innovative and biosimilar product candidates, three of which are currently in, or about to enter, clinical development. By leveraging its proprietary BioSymphony™ Platform, Oncobiologics is able to produce high-quality innovative and biosimilar mAb candidates in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The BioSymphony engine is particularly suitable for developing technically challenging and commercially attractive mAbs to meet the need for clinically important yet affordable drugs. The BioSymphony Platform is used for both in-house programs as well as engaging spare capacity to provide external CDMO services. Led by a team of biopharmaceutical experts, Oncobiologics operates from a state-of-the-art fully integrated research, development, and manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.oncobiologics.com.
Lawrence A. Kenyon
Chief Financial Officer
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