Alaunos Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alaunos Therapeutics, Inc. (“Alaunos” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TCRT), a clinical-stage oncology-focused cell therapy company, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of approximately 24,228,719 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $15.7 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Alaunos. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Alaunos. The offering is expected to close on or about December 1, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Alaunos has granted to the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 3,634,307 additional shares of its common stock.
Alaunos intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the continued development of the product candidates in its pipeline, and for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The underwriter may offer the shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.
A registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-266841) relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and was declared effective on September 7, 2022. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available free of charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained free of charge from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Ave., 4th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
About Alaunos Therapeutics
Alaunos is a clinical-stage oncology-focused cell therapy company, focused on developing T cell receptor (TCR) therapies based on its proprietary, non-viral Sleeping Beauty gene transfer technology and its TCR library targeting shared tumor-specific hotspot mutations in key oncogenic genes including KRAS, TP53 and EGFR. The Company has a clinical and strategic collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.
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