CollPlant Biotechnologies Raising $5.5 Million
Investors include CollPlant's largest shareholder and U.S. tech investors
REHOVOT, Israel, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN) (the "Company"), a regenerative medicine company, announced it has entered into definitive agreements for up to $6.5 million funding in convertible loans. The capital raise is by way of a non-brokered private placement with Ami Sagi, the Company's largest shareholder, and U.S. accredited investors with many years of deep experience in 3D printing. Under the terms of the transaction, the initial closing with Mr. Sagi occurred on September 3 2019 where Mr. Sagi funded the Company with $2.0 million. The U.S. accredited investors have agreed to purchase $3.5 million in convertible loans, and the Company expects to complete the initial closing with the U.S. investors by September 5, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Mr. Sagi has agreed to fund an additional $1.0 million following the execution of a license and/or a co-development agreement between CollPlant and a strategic business partner, if such were to occur. The convertible loans automatically convert into the Company's American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at a conversion price of $4.00 per ADS following approval of the transaction by CollPlant's shareholders. Mr. Sagi and the U.S. investors will also receive three-year warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,625,000 ADSs exercisable at an exercise price of $4.00 per ADS, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.
"This fund raising is intended to support the advancement of our pipeline in the fields of medical aesthetics and 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs," stated Yehiel Tal, the Chief Executive Officer of CollPlant. "We are now focused on facilitating our development programs of dermal fillers and regenerative breast implants. Our collaboration with United Therapeutics, which is using our BioInk technology for 3D printing lungs, is progressing, and we continue to expand our business collaborations with large international healthcare companies that seek to implement our revolutionary regenerative medicine technology. We are very pleased to have entered into this transaction with Mr. Sagi and the other investors."
For more information on the transaction, please see the Company's Report on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 3, 3019.
The securities described above were offered and sold in a private placement under Regulation S and Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Regulation D promulgated thereunder, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the SEC or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
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CollPlant is a regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.
Our products address indications for the diverse fields of organ and tissue repair, and are ushering in a new era in regenerative medicine. Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. In October 2018, we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant's BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.
For more information about CollPlant, visit http://www.collplant.com
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Contact at CollPlant:
Deputy CEO & CFO
Tel: + 972-73-2325600
Released September 3, 2019