DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APRE) (“Aprea”, or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel synthetic lethality-based cancer therapeutics targeting DNA damage response (DDR) pathways, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 1,050,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $5.25 per share. Gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $5.5 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. In addition, Aprea has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 157,500 shares of common stock.
The net proceeds received from the public offering will enable the Company to continue developing its clinical asset, ATRN-119, its pre-clinical asset ATRN-W1051 and for general corporate purposes.
Maxim Group LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The public offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3, as amended (File No. 333-250041), previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 12, 2020 and declared effective on November 30, 2020. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the public offering have been filed with the SEC, will form a part of the effective registration statement and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, together with the information incorporated therein, for more complete information about Aprea and the proposed offering. The final terms of the offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the public offering may also be obtained by contacting Maxim Group LLC, at 300 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (212) 895-3745 or by email at email@example.com.
This press release does 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 other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Aprea Therapeutics
Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, focused on developing and commercializing novel synthetic lethality-based cancer therapeutics targeting a critical pathway and some of the most central targets in DDR and cancer progression. The Company’s lead program is ATRN-119, a clinical-stage small molecule ATR inhibitor being developed for solid tumor indications. The Company’s WEE1 inhibitor is being advanced to IND submission.
Forward Looking Statement
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