Cellect Announces Closing of $6.5 Million Underwritten Public Offering
Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: APOP), a developer of a novel stem cell production technology, today announced the closing of its previously announced $6.5 million underwritten public offering of 1,889,000 units, with each unit consisting of one American Depositary Share (ADS) and a warrant to purchase one ADS as well as 2,444,800 pre-funded units, with each pre-funded unit consisting of a pre-funded warrant to purchase one ADS and a warrant to purchase one ADS. In addition, the underwriters partially exercised their overallotment option and purchased an aggregate of 350,000 additional ADS of the Company and additional warrants to purchase 650,070 ADSs of the Company, for total gross proceeds of approximately $7.0 million.
Each unit was sold at $1.50 per unit and each pre-funded unit was sold at $1.49 per pre-funded unit. The pre-funded warrants are exercisable at any time after the date of issuance upon payment of the exercise price of $0.01 per ADS. The warrants have a term of five years, are exercisable immediately and have an exercise price of $1.50 per ADS. The ADSs or the pre-funded warrants and the accompanying warrants included in the units or pre-funded units were purchased together in this offering, but were issued separately and are immediately separable upon issuance.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
National Securities Corporation and Dawson James Securities, Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.
Cellect intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including research and development, clinical trials and general and administrative expenses.
A registration statement on Form F-1 (333-229083) relating to the public offering of the securities described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and was declared effective on February 7, 2019. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A preliminary prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC, and a final prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC. Copies of the preliminary prospectus and the final prospectus may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, 590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or via telephone at 212-624-2006 or email: [email protected]
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About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.
Cellect Biotechnology (NASDAQ: APOP) has developed a breakthrough technology, for the selection of stem cells from any given tissue, that aims to improve a variety of stem cell-based therapies.
The Company’s technology is expected to provide researchers, clinical community and pharma companies with the tools to rapidly isolate stem cells in quantity and quality allowing stem cell-based treatments and procedures in a wide variety of applications in regenerative medicine. The Company’s current clinical trial is aimed at bone marrow transplantations in cancer treatment.
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Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.
Eyal Leibovitz, Chief Financial Officer