Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. has announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 17,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $2.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Accelerate Diagnostics from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be $35 million.
In addition, Accelerate Diagnostics has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 shares of its common stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Accelerate Diagnostics anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and to fund commercialization efforts. All of the shares are being offered by Accelerate Diagnostics, and the offering is expected to close on or about Aug. 23, subject to customary closing conditions.
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is acting as lead book-running manager for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as a book-running manager and Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.
A shelf registration statement relating to the shares was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 27, 2021 and declared effective on Feb. 4, 2021. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering were filed with the SEC.
A copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, or by telephone at (800) 621-0687, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the EDGAR database on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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.