Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Agendia, a commercial-stage molecular diagnostics company with operations in the Netherlands and the United States, today announces details of its planned initial public offering (the “IPO” or “Offering”) and contemplated admission to trading and listing on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. The Offering consists of up to 4,587,156 newly issued ordinary shares (the “Offer Shares”) for an amount of up to €75 million, with an over-allotment option of up to 688,073 newly issued ordinary shares, representing up to 15% of the Offer Shares. The price range of the Offering is €16.35 to €19.15 per ordinary share. The market capitalisation will amount to approximately €225 million to €250 million without the over-allotment option being exercised. The free float will constitute up to approximately 33.3 percent after the Offering, without exercise of the over-allotment option. The IPO will consist of a public offering to institutional and retail investors in the Netherlands and an international offering to certain institutional investors.
Highlights relating to the IPO
- Agendia aims to raise up to €75 million in the IPO, with the indicative price range set at €16.35 to €19.15 per share
- IPO proceeds will mainly be used to expand the sales and marketing capabilities and activities of Agendia in the United States
- Final offer price expected to be announced on 21 June 2011 with trading on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam expected to begin on 21 June under the symbol “AGDX”
- ABN AMRO and ING are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners
- Major current (indirect) shareholders include Breedinvest, Gilde Healthcare, ING Corporate Investments, Van Herk, Stichting Fondsen NKI and founding management team members
- ABN AMRO has agreed to submit an order at the commencement of the offer period to purchase Offer Shares for an amount of €5 million at the offer price
- Agendia has operations in both the Netherlands and the US and currently employs approximately 100 staff (FTEs).
Commenting on today’s announcement, Bernhard Sixt, Agendia President and Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The initial public offering represents a significant step in the development of Agendia and underscores the value of our work so far, as well as our strong position and experience in the exciting field of cancer molecular diagnosis and treatment. With our marketed Symphony™ suite that comprises four breast cancer products today, including our lead FDA-cleared MammaPrint® test, and after achieving initial coverage and reimbursement from a number of US third-party payors, including CMS, we believe we have a solid foundation to expand our US sales and marketing efforts, and also more widely commercialise our tests internationally. We believe a public listing will provide us with flexibility to take advantage of the opportunities in the fast growing molecular diagnostics market, and assist us in advancing our pipeline of new tests. We look forward to improving the cancer diagnostics arena by providing substantial benefits to patients, physicians and payors with our product offering, whilst creating value for all of our stakeholders.”
Agendia’s current product offering
Agendia’s currently marketed Symphony™ suite of four complementary breast cancer tests, TargetPrint®, MammaPrint®, BluePrint™ and TheraPrint®, provides a comprehensive support system for oncologists to determine whether a breast cancer patient is likely to benefit from hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies, saving patients from unnecessary treatments and lowering healthcare costs. Agendia‘s lead test, MammaPrint®, currently the only molecular diagnostic breast cancer recurrence test to have received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, gives physicians a tool to clearly and decidedly separate early stage breast cancer patients who are at “high” risk from “low” risk of recurrence, thereby better gauging the “high” risk patients‘ need for chemotherapy.
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Agendia is a commercial-stage molecular diagnostic company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of genomic-based diagnostic products to improve the quality of life for cancer patients by providing healthcare professionals with critical information to enable safe and effective personalised treatment. The Company’s Symphony™ suite of four complementary breast cancer tests, TargetPrint®, MammaPrint®, BluePrint™ and TheraPrint®, provides a comprehensive support system for oncologists to determine whether a breast cancer patient is likely to benefit from hormonal therapy, chemotherapy or targeted therapies, saving patients from unnecessary treatments and lowering healthcare costs. Agendia’s lead test, MammaPrint®, currently the only molecular diagnostic breast cancer recurrence test to receive clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, gives physicians a tool to clearly and decidedly separate “high” risk from “low” risk recurrence in early stage breast cancer patients, thereby better gauging the “high” risk patients’ need for chemotherapy. Agendia is advancing a pipeline of new products, which includes a further extension of its breast cancer suite of tests as well as products for colon cancer and lung cancer. The Company’s research and development activities are driven by its deep scientific roots and supported by collaborations with leading academic consortia, cancer centres and pharmaceutical companies.
Agendia was founded in 2003 as a spin-off of the Netherlands Cancer Institute and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Irvine, California, United States. For more information, please visit www.agendia.com.
About Gilde Healthcare Partners
Netherlands-based Gilde Healthcare Partners (www.gildehealthcare.nl) is a transatlantic venture and growth capital firm focused on private healthcare technologies and services. It has over €400 million under management and is actively looking to lead new investments in therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and services. Gilde successfully builds healthcare businesses across Europe and US, investing up to €15 million in a single portfolio company. By investing in companies with clear achievable business models, Gilde has used its financial resources and network to create significant value for both its investors and the entrepreneurs it backs. For a list of Gilde’s portfolio companies please visit the website.
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