Allogene, Which Announced Pfizer Agreement in April, Discloses IPO Plans

Date : 09/14/2018 @ 4:54PM
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Allogene, Which Announced Pfizer Agreement in April, Discloses IPO Plans

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   By Josh Beckerman 

Allogene Therapeutics Inc., a biotech company led by former Kite Pharma executives that has ties to Pfizer Inc. (PFE), disclosed plans on Friday for an initial public offering.

Allogene, which is developing CAR-T therapies for cancer, said in its Form S-1 that Pfizer owns a 24.6% stake.

The South San Francisco, Calif., company previously filed confidential IPO paperwork. It plans to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol ALLO.

Under an agreement announced in April, Pfizer contributed a portfolio of assets related to allogeneic CAR-T therapy and participated in a $300 million Series A financing. This month, Allogene sold $120.2 million of convertible promissory notes in a private placement.

Allogene took over a Pfizer collaboration and license agreement with Cellectis SA (CLLS).

Allogene Chief Executive David Chang was a former chief medical officer and executive vice president at Kite Pharma, and Chairman Arie Belldegrun was CEO of Kite, which was sold to Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) in 2017 for about $11.9 billion. Gilead was one of the investors in the Series A round.

The filing lists an amount of $100 million but that is a placeholder figure likely to change.


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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 14, 2018 16:39 ET (20:39 GMT)

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