Cerevel Therapeutics Announces Pricing of $450 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), a company dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the brain to treat neuroscience diseases, announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 19,728,189 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $22.81 per share, or approximately $450 million of shares of its common stock. In addition, Cerevel granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,959,228 shares of its common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on October 16, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as the lead book-running manager for the offering. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is also acting as a book-running manager for the offering. Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.
Cerevel estimates that the net proceeds from the offering of common stock, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Cerevel, will be approximately $433.6 million (or approximately $498.7 million if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional shares).
A registration statement relating to the offering of common stock was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 8, 2022 and is effective. The offering of common stock is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting the offices of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at 1-866-471-2526 or email at email@example.com; or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104, by telephone at (415) 364-2720 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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