- SUDA’s Entitlement Offer to raise ~$3.56 million has been strongly supported by its shareholders and closed substantially oversubscribed.
- The Company will now issue ~142.25 million shares and 47.4 million listed options in line with its Prospectus calendar.
- Due to the tremendous demand, the Company has proposed to place an additional ~21.3 million shares to raise further $533k to sophisticated investors.
- SUDA marked numerous significant developments during June quarter, primarily with regards to ZolpiMistTM and anagrelide.
- SUDA’s cash receipts were $278k for June quarter with a bank balance of $977k as at 30th June 2020.
Oro-mucosal drug delivery leader, SUDA Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:SUD) notified in its latest update that its non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer announced in early July 2020, closed heavily oversubscribed.
On 3rd July 2020, SUDA declared a one for one Entitlement Offer of fully paid ordinary shares, together with one option for every three new shares issued with an exercise price of $0.05 and an expiry date of 31st July 2022, to raise around $3.56 million.
SUDA has recently informed that its Entitlement Offer, which closed on 29th July 2020, has been strongly supported by its stakeholders, encompassing institutional shareholders. The Company obtained robust support from its existing shareholders prior to its announcement concerning receipt of TGA’s (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approval for its ZolpiMistTM product.
Entitlement Offer Closed Fully Subscribed
SUDA attained applications for entitlements and additional top-up shares worth $5.2 million from its shareholders and consequently scaled back top-up applications regarding the Entitlement Offer.
SUDA has raised $3.56 million (before costs) via the Entitlement Offer and will now issue ~142.25 million shares and 47.4 million listed options in line with its Prospectus calendar. The Company mentioned that these new securities under the entitlement offer are likely to be issued on 5th August 2020 and the new options will be listed under ASX code SUDOE.
According to SUDA, the funds raised from the Entitlement Offer will be used for the following purposes:
- Continue development of anagrelide and the remaining OroMist® assets,
- Sourcing and potentially acquiring new technologies, and
- General working capital.
The lead manager, Baker Young, obtained bids surpassing $3.4 billion in preparation for any shortfall that may have occurred for the Entitlement Offer.
Owing to the tremendous demand, SUDA has planned to place an additional ~21.3 million fully paid ordinary shares at $0.025 per share price to raise further $533k to sophisticated investors (Placement). SUDA will utilise proceeds raised from the Placement to enhance its working capital.
The Company added that the exercise price of its Listed Options (SUDOD), carrying an expiry date of 30th June 2021, has now reduced to $0.37.
SUDA’s June 2020 Quarter Developments
Recently, SUDA has recently unveiled its June 2020 quarter results, highlighting numerous significant developments undertaken during the period. Let us quickly gaze through operational activities that defined Q4 FY20 for the Company:
ZolpiMistTM: SUDA submitted all required documentation for its ZolpiMistTM Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the TGA during the quarter. Additional documentation was lodged in response to the strategic decision taken by the Company to register a supplemental active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) supplier and manufacturer which required an amendment to the TGA submission.
On 29 July, the company received TGA approval.
Anagrelide: In May this year, the Company announced two important developments concerning its product, anagrelide, which is being created for the treatment of specific solid tumours where patients have high platelet levels.
The Company notified about the market about the grant of its anagrelide patent in Japan and revealed preliminary results from a pharmacokinetic study gauging novel mouth spray formulations of anagrelide. The study conducted at leading contract research organisation, Covance Inc., Harrogate, UK, evaluated the bioavailability of anagrelide in three formulations relative to the tablet form of drug. The final report from pharmacokinetic study is likely to be announced shortly.
Corporate Update: Dr Michael Baker joined the Board of Directors, effective 1st July 2020, while Mr Paul Hopper resumed his role as Non-Executive Chairman. Besides, Mr Phillip Hains from the CFO Solution was also hired as Joint Company Secretary of SUDA.
SUDA’s cash receipts were $278k for June quarter with a bank balance of $977k as at 30th June 2020.
As on 5th August 2020, SUD closed the trading session at $0.043.
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