VC-backed Edge Therapeutics goes public

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey-based Edge Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on developing therapies for neurological conditions, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 7.3 million shares at $11 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “EDGE.” Leerink Partners and Credit Suisse are serving as the lead underwriters. Edge Therapeutics’ backers included Venrock, Sofinnova Ventures, Janus Capital Management LLC, New Leaf Venture Partners and BioMed Ventures. PRESS RELEASE Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGE) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,315,151 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $11.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Edge Therapeutics. In addition, Edge Therapeutics granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,097,272 shares of common stock at the same price, to cover over-allotments, if any. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market on October 1, 2015 under the ticker symbol “EDGE.” Leerink Partners and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Guggenheim Securities and JMP Securities are acting as co-managers. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to this offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and may be obtained, when available, from Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by email at syndicate@leerink.com, or by phone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6124, or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com. A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 30, 2015. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, 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. About Edge Therapeutics Edge Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize novel, hospital-based therapies capable of transforming treatment paradigms in the management of acute, life-threatening neurological conditions. EG-1962, our lead product candidate, has the potential to fundamentally improve patient outcomes and transform the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, or aSAH, which is bleeding around the brain due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. EG-1964, our second product candidate, is being evaluated as a potential prophylactic treatment in the management of chronic subdural hematoma, to prevent recurrent bleeding on the surface of the brain. For additional information about Edge Therapeutics, please visit www.edgetherapeutics.com.

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VC-backed Edge Therapeutics goes public