Check-Cap Announces Closing of $20.2 Million Public Offering and Full Exercise of the Underwriter's Option to Purchase Additional Securities
ISFIYA, Israel, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK; CHEKW; CHEKZ), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of C-Scan®, an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,189,381 units, with each unit consisting of one ordinary share (or ordinary share equivalent) and one Series C warrant to purchase one ordinary share, along with the exercise in full by the underwriter of its option to purchase an additional 478,407 ordinary shares and Series C warrants to purchase up to 478,407 ordinary shares. The Company received gross proceeds (before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering fees and expenses) of approximately $20.2 million from the offering and the exercise in full of the underwriter's option to purchase additional securities.
Alex Ovadia, Chief Executive Officer of Check-cap, said: "The closing of this public offering is a key milestone for the company, enabling us to further progress with our plan to commercialize C-Scan, which we believe to be an innovative, patient friendly and compelling alternative for pre-cancerous polyps screening in the colon. We look forward to executing the plan and providing timely updates."
H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The ordinary shares (or ordinary share equivalents) and the accompanying Series C warrants included in the units were purchased together in this offering, but were issued separately and were immediately separable upon issuance. Each Series C warrant has an exercise price of $5.50 per share, is exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The Series C warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "CHEKZ".
Check-Cap intends to use the net proceeds of the public offering for research and development, clinical trials in Europe and the U.S., manufacturing capabilities, and working capital and other general corporate purposes.
A registration statement on Form F-1 relating to this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 4, 2018, and a registration statement on Form F-1 relating to this offering was filed and became effective immediately upon filing under Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on May 4, 2018. The final prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at 646-975-6995 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Check-Cap is a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company developing C-Scan®, an ingestible capsule-based system for preparation-free colorectal cancer screening.
Utilizing innovative ultra-low dose X-ray and wireless communication technologies, the capsule generates information on the contours of the inside of the colon as it passes naturally. This information is used to create a 3D map of the colon, which allows physicians to look for polyps and other abnormalities. Designed to improve the patient experience and increase the willingness of individuals to participate in recommended colorectal cancer screening, C-Scan removes many frequently-cited barriers, such as laxative bowel preparation, invasiveness and sedation.
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