Clovis Oncology to offer $225M in convertible senior notes to investors

Thursday August 8, 2019 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Clovis Oncology

BOULDER -- Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) announced it intends to offer $225 million aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2024 in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933.Clovis_Oncology_logoUSE

Clovis said it also expects to grant the initial purchasers a 13-day option to purchase up to $33.75 million aggregate principal amount of additional notes on the same terms and conditions.

The interest rate, conversion rate and other terms will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering of the notes, the company said.

Holders of the notes may convert their notes at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date. Clovis Oncology will not have the right to redeem the notes prior to their maturity.

Holders of the notes may require Clovis Oncology to repurchase for cash all or part of their notes upon certain fundamental changes at a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date.

In addition, following certain corporate events that occur prior to the maturity date, Clovis Oncology said it will, in certain circumstances, increase the conversion rate for a holder who elects to convert its notes in connection with such corporate event.

Concurrently with the offering in separate transactions, Clovis Oncology said it intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repurchase in privately negotiated transactions with a limited number of holders, a portion of Clovis Oncology’s outstanding 2.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 (the “2021 Notes”), depending on negotiations and pricing determinations in connection with such proposed repurchase transactions.

Any repurchase of the 2021 Notes could affect the market price of Clovis Oncology’s common stock. Clovis said it intends to use the remaining net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including sales and marketing expenses associated with Rubraca® (rucaparib), funding of its development programs, payment of milestones pursuant to license agreements, general and administrative expenses, acquisition or licensing of additional product candidates or businesses, repurchase or repayment of other debt obligations and working capital.

The offer and sale of the notes and the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, the notes and any such shares may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.