Trevena Inc. Announces $4 Million Concurrent Private Placement and Warrant Exercise
CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Dec. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena Inc. (“Trevena” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TRVN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines for patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements for the issuance and sale of 2,779,906 shares of common stock (or pre-funded warrants in lieu thereof) of Trevena and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,779,906 shares of common stock of Trevena, at a purchase price of $0.70 per share (or pre-funded warrant in lieu thereof) and associated warrant in a private placement, for expected gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $1.946 million (the “private placement”).
The Company has also entered into a definitive agreement for the immediate exercise for cash of certain existing warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,934,380 shares of common stock issued in July 2022 and November 2022 at a reduced exercise price of $0.70 per share, in exchange for the issuance of unregistered new warrants to purchase up to 5,868,760 shares of common stock, for expected gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $2.054 million (the “induced warrant exercise” and, collectively with the private placement, the “offerings”). The shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the existing warrants are registered pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-251006), filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange (“SEC”) on November 27, 2020 and declared effective on December 4, 2020.
The warrants to be issued in the offerings will have an exercise price of $0.70 per share, will be exercisable commencing on the effective date of stockholder approval of the issuance of the shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants and will expire five years thereafter.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offerings.
The aggregate gross proceeds to the Company from the offerings are expected to be approximately $4 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses. The offerings are expected to close on or about December 28, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company believes that the gross proceeds from the offerings, in addition to other Permitted Financing, as such term is defined in the royalty-based loan agreement with R-Bridge Healthcare Investment Advisory, Ltd. (the “Loan Agreement”), may satisfy the conditions for Trevena to receive a $10.0 million tranche (the “Tranche”) under the Loan Agreement. However, there can be no assurance when Trevena will receive this Tranche.
The securities sold in the private placement and the new warrants sold in the induced warrant exercise described above were offered in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and Regulation D promulgated thereunder and, along with the shares of common stock underlying the warrants sold in the offerings, have not been registered under the Act or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the SEC or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. The securities were offered only to “accredited investors” as such term is defined under Rule 501(a) of the Act. Pursuant to a registration rights agreement, the Company has agreed to file one or more registration statements with the SEC covering the resale of the unregistered securities to be issued in the private placement and the new warrants to be issued in the induced warrant exercise.
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.
Trevena, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines for patients with CNS disorders. The Company has one approved product in the United States, OLINVYK® (oliceridine) injection, indicated in adults for the management of acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate. The Company’s novel pipeline is based on Nobel Prize winning research and includes three differentiated investigational drug candidates: TRV045 for diabetic neuropathic pain and epilepsy, TRV250 for the acute treatment of migraine and TRV734 for maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information:
Any statements in this press release about the closing of the offerings, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the use of the net proceeds of the offerings, the filing of a registration statement by Trevena with the SEC covering the resale of the unregistered securities issued in the offerings, obtaining stockholder approval for the issuance of the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the warrants, receiving the Tranche, future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including statements about the Company’s strategy, future operations, clinical development and trials of its therapeutic candidates, plans for potential future product candidates, commercialization of approved drug products and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “objective,” “predict,” “project,” “suggest,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” “ongoing,” or the negative of these terms or similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, without limitation: the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the closing of the offerings on a timely basis on the terms described herein, or at all, obtaining stockholder approval for the issuance of the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the warrants, the receipt of the Tranche under the Loan Agreement, continued economic and market stability, market and other conditions and other factors discussed in the Risk Factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to time. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as may be required by law.
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LifeSci Advisors, LLC
SVP and Chief Commercial Officer
Released December 27, 2023