CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten registered public offering of 5,600,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $125.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Alnylam from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $700 million. The offering was upsized from the previously announced offering size of $675 million, and is expected to close on or about November 16, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. In addition, Alnylam has granted the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 840,000 shares of its common stock. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Alnylam.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Suisse is acting as lead manager for the offering and Piper Jaffray & Co., JMP Securities, Needham & Company, Chardan and B. Riley FBR are acting as co-managers for the offering.
Alnylam intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including clinical trial costs and other research and development expenses, continued growth of its manufacturing, quality, commercial and medical affairs capabilities to support its transition toward a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, the anticipated commercial launches of patisiran, givosiran and fitusiran across several continents, assuming favorable regulatory reviews, the expected commercial expansion beyond the United States, Canada and Western Europe for givosiran and other potential future products, the potential expansion of patisiran commercialization efforts in mixed phenotype populations, assuming consistent product labelling, potential repayment of outstanding indebtedness, potential acquisitions, investments or licenses in businesses, products or technologies that are complementary to its own, working capital, capital expenditures and general and administrative expenses.
About Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Alnylam (Nasdaq: ALNY) is leading the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a whole new class of innovative medicines with the potential to transform the lives of people afflicted with rare genetic, cardio-metabolic, and hepatic infectious diseases. Based on Nobel Prize-winning science, RNAi therapeutics represent a powerful, clinically validated approach for the treatment of a wide range of severe and debilitating diseases. Founded in 2002, Alnylam is delivering on a bold vision to turn scientific possibility into reality, with a robust discovery platform and deep pipeline of investigational medicines, including four product candidates that are in late-stage development. Looking forward, Alnylam will continue to execute on its “Alnylam 2020” strategy of building a multi-product, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company with a sustainable pipeline of RNAi-based medicines to address the needs of patients who have limited or inadequate treatment options. Alnylam employs over 600 people in the U.S. and Europe and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.