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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 15, 2021

Registration No. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Invitae Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   27-1701898
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

1400 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 374-7782

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Sean E. George, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Invitae Corporation

1400 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 374-7782

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Thomas R. Brida

General Counsel

Invitae Corporation

1400 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 374-7782

 

Mike Hird

Gabriella A. Lombardi

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

2550 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304-1115

(650) 233-4500

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:

From time to time after this registration statement becomes effective, as determined by market conditions and other factors.

If the only securities being registered on this form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.  ☐

If any of the securities being registered on this form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.  ☒

If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.   ☐

If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

If this form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☒

If this form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box. ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer        Non-accelerated filer  
Accelerated filer        Smaller reporting company  
       Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of each class of securities to be registered   Amount
to be
registered(1)
  Proposed
maximum
offering price
per share(2)
 

Proposed
maximum
aggregate

offering price(2)

 

Amount of

registration fee(2)

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

  6,274,053 shares   $30.08   $188,723,514   $20,590

 

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers any additional shares of the Registrant’s common stock that becomes issuable by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transactions.

(2)

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act based on the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s common stock on The New York Stock Exchange on September 14, 2021.

 

 

 


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PROSPECTUS

6,274,053 Shares

 

LOGO

Invitae Corporation

Common Stock

The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus may sell up to an aggregate of 6,274,053 shares of our common stock. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares of our common stock by the selling stockholders.

Our registration of the shares of our common stock covered by this prospectus does not mean that the selling stockholders will offer or sell any of the shares of our common stock. The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus may sell the shares of our common stock covered by this prospectus in a number of different ways and at varying prices. For additional information on the possible methods of sale that may be used by the selling stockholders, you should refer to the information under the heading “Plan of Distribution” on page 8 of this prospectus.

Our common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NVTA.” On September 14, 2021, the last reported sale price of our common stock on The New York Stock Exchange was $29.77 per share.

Investing in our common stock involves risks. See the section entitled “Risk Factors” on page 2 of this prospectus before making an investment decision.

 

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is September 15, 2021.


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Prospectus Summary

     1  

Risk Factors

     2  

Forward-Looking Statements

     5  

Use of Proceeds

     6  

Selling Stockholders

     6  

Plan of Distribution

     8  

Legal Matters

     10  

Experts

     10  

Where You Can Find More Information

     10  

 

 

We have not authorized anyone to provide any information other than that contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement or any free writing prospectus prepared by or on behalf of us or to which we have referred you. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurance as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you. We are not making an offer to sell these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should assume that the information in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, or incorporated by reference, is accurate only as of the dates of those documents. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

Invitae and the Invitae logo are our trademarks. This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus may also contain trademarks and trade names that are the property of their respective owners.

 


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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights selected information about us and this offering. Because it is a summary, it does not contain all of the information that you should consider before investing. Before you decide to invest in our common stock, you should read carefully and in their entirety this entire prospectus, including the section entitled “Risk Factors,” and the documents we have incorporated by reference in this prospectus, along with our financial statements and accompanying notes incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

Our Company

Invitae is a medical genetics company and our mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medical practice to improve the quality of healthcare for billions of people.

Corporate Information

We were incorporated in Delaware on January 13, 2010 as Locus Development, Inc., and changed our name to Invitae Corporation in 2012. Our principal executive offices are located at 1400 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103 and our telephone number is (415) 374-7782. Our website address is www.invitae.com. We do not incorporate the information on, or accessible through, our website into this prospectus, and you should not consider any information on, or accessible through, our website as part of this prospectus.

The Offering

 

Common stock registered for resale by the selling stockholders

  

6,274,053 shares

Use of proceeds

   We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares of our common stock by the selling stockholders.

New York Stock Exchange symbol

  

NVTA

Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this prospectus to “Invitae,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Invitae Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Throughout this prospectus, when we refer to the shares of our common stock being registered on behalf of the selling stockholders, we are referring to all shares of common stock reported to us as held by the selling stockholders as of September 13, 2021. We agreed to file this prospectus pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement with the selling stockholders dated September 13, 2021. Additional information with respect to the selling stockholders is contained in this prospectus under the heading “Selling Stockholders.”

When we refer to the selling stockholders in this prospectus, we are referring to the individuals and entities named in this prospectus as the selling stockholders and, as applicable, any donees, pledgees, transferees or other successors-in-interest selling shares of common stock or interests in shares of common stock received after the date of this prospectus from the selling stockholders as a gift, pledge, partnership distribution or other non-sale related transfer.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risk factors described below, as well as the risk factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as any prospectus supplement to this prospectus, and the other information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus and any prospectus supplement to this prospectus before deciding to invest in our common stock. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business operations. If any of these risks actually occur, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

Our stock price is volatile, and you may not be able to sell shares of our common stock at or above the price you paid.

The trading price of our common stock is volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations in response to various factors, some of which are beyond our control. These factors include:

 

   

actual or anticipated fluctuations in our operating results;

 

   

competition from existing tests or new tests that may emerge;

 

   

announcements by us or our competitors of significant acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, collaborations or capital commitments;

 

   

failure to meet or exceed financial estimates and projections of the investment community or that we provide to the public;

 

   

issuance of new or updated research or reports by securities analysts or changed recommendations for our stock;

 

   

our focus on long-term goals over short-term results;

 

   

the level of short interest in our stock, and the effect of short sellers on the price of our stock;

 

   

the timing and magnitude of our investments in the growth of our business;

 

   

actual or anticipated changes in regulatory oversight of our business;

 

   

additions or departures of key management or other personnel;

 

   

disputes or other developments related to our intellectual property or other proprietary rights, including litigation;

 

   

changes in reimbursement by current or potential payers;

 

   

general economic and market conditions; and

 

   

issuances of significant amounts of our common stock.

In addition, the stock market in general, and the market for stock of life sciences companies in particular, has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of those companies. Broad market and industry factors, including the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, may seriously affect the market price of our common stock, regardless of our actual operating performance. In addition, in the past, following periods of volatility in the overall market and the market price of a particular company’s securities, securities class action litigation has often been instituted against these companies. This litigation, if instituted against us, could result in substantial costs and a diversion of our management’s attention and resources.

 

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If securities or industry analysts issue an adverse opinion regarding our stock or do not publish research or reports about our company, our stock price and trading volume could decline.

The trading market for our common stock will depend in part on the research and reports that equity research analysts publish about us and our business. We do not control these analysts or the content and opinions included in their reports. Securities analysts may elect not to provide research coverage of our company and such lack of research coverage may adversely affect the market price of our common stock. The price of our common stock could also decline if one or more equity research analysts downgrade our common stock, change their price targets, issue other unfavorable commentary or cease publishing reports about us or our business. If one or more equity research analysts cease coverage of our company, we could lose visibility in the market, which in turn could cause our stock price to decline.

Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market could cause our stock price to fall.

Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market or the perception that these sales might occur could depress the market price of our common stock and could impair our ability to raise capital through the sale of additional equity securities. As of June 30, 2021, we had outstanding 203.0 million shares of our common stock, options to purchase 4.5 million shares of our common stock (of which 4.0 million were exercisable as of that date), outstanding restricted stock units, or RSUs, representing 8.3 million shares of our common stock (which includes an estimated number of RSUs, subject to certain employees’ continued service with us, or time-based RSUs, and RSUs that are performance based RSUs, or PRSUs, granted in connection with an acquisition) and outstanding Series A convertible preferred stock convertible into 0.1 million shares of our common stock. The foregoing does not include shares that may be issuable in connection with indemnification hold-backs and contingent consideration related to our acquisitions other than ArcherDX, Inc., or ArcherDX, up to 8.0 million shares which may be issuable upon the achievement of certain milestones related to our acquisition of ArcherDX, and 13.8 million shares issued in July 2021 related to the achievement of certain milestones related to our acquisition of ArcherDX, or shares that may be issuable in the future in connection with our convertible senior notes. Also not included are the shares issued or issuable in connection with acquisitions after June 30, 2021, including approximately 0.1 million shares of our common stock that we registered for resale on August 9, 2021, 6,274,053 shares of our common stock that we are registering for resale herewith, and up to $400.0 million of our common stock that may be sold pursuant to a sales agreement with Cowen and Company, LLC. The sale or the availability for sale of a large number of shares of our common stock in the public market could cause the price of our common stock to decline.

We have never paid dividends on our capital stock, and we do not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future.

We have never paid dividends on any of our capital stock and currently intend to retain any future earnings to fund the growth of our business. In addition, the terms of our credit agreement restrict our ability to pay dividends. Any determination to pay dividends in the future will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our financial condition, operating results, capital requirements, general business conditions and other factors that our board of directors may deem relevant. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be the sole source of gain for the foreseeable future.

Anti-takeover provisions in our charter documents and under Delaware law could discourage, delay or prevent a change in control and may affect the trading price of our common stock.

Provisions in our restated certificate of incorporation and our amended and restated bylaws may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control or changes in our management. Our restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws include provisions that:

 

   

authorize our board of directors to issue, without further action by the stockholders, up to 20,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock;

 

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require that any action to be taken by our stockholders be effected at a duly called annual or special meeting and not by written consent;

 

   

specify that special meetings of our stockholders can be called only by our board of directors, our chairman of the board or our chief executive officer;

 

   

establish an advance notice procedure for stockholder approvals to be brought before an annual meeting of our stockholders, including proposed nominations of persons for election to our board of directors;

 

   

establish that our board of directors is divided into three classes, Class I, Class II and Class III, with each class serving staggered terms;

 

   

provide that our directors may be removed only for cause;

 

   

provide that vacancies on our board of directors may, except as otherwise required by law, be filled only by a majority of directors then in office, even if less than a quorum; and

 

   

require a super-majority of votes to amend certain of the above-mentioned provisions as well as to amend our bylaws generally.

In addition, we are subject to the provisions of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law regulating corporate takeovers. Section 203 generally prohibits us from engaging in a business combination with an interested stockholder subject to certain exceptions.

Our certificate of incorporation designates the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware as the sole and exclusive forum for certain types of actions and proceedings that may be initiated by our stockholders, which could limit our stockholders’ ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers or other employees.

Our certificate of incorporation provides that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall be the sole and exclusive forum for:

 

   

any derivative action or proceeding brought on our behalf;

 

   

any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any of our directors, officers, or other employees to us or our stockholders;

 

   

any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law; or

 

   

any action asserting a claim against us governed by the internal affairs doctrine.

Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act, creates exclusive federal jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. As a result, the exclusive forum provision in our certificate of incorporation will not apply to suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Section 22 of the Securities Act creates concurrent jurisdiction for federal and state courts over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. As a result, the exclusive forum provision in our certificate of incorporation will not apply to suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act or any other claim for which the federal and state courts have concurrent jurisdiction.

 

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Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in shares of our capital stock shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of our certificate of incorporation described above. This choice of forum provision may limit a stockholder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that it finds favorable for disputes with us or our directors, officers or other employees, which may discourage such lawsuits against us and our directors, officers and other employees. Alternatively, if a court were to find these provisions of our certificate of incorporation inapplicable to, or unenforceable in respect of, one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, that are incorporated herein by reference contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements relate to future periods, future events or our future operating or financial plan or performance. These statements can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects,” “believes,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “may,” or “will,” or the negative of these terms, and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events, are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. We discuss many of these risks and uncertainties in greater detail in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and in the documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus, which address additional factors that could cause results or events to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

All of the shares of common stock being offered hereby are being sold by the selling stockholders identified in this prospectus. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling stockholders.

SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

The selling stockholders acquired the shares of our common stock from us in a private offering pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act in connection with our acquisition of Ciitizen Corporation, or Ciitizen, on September 14, 2021. Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger and a Registration Rights Agreement, we agreed to file a registration statement on Form S-3 with the SEC for the purposes of registering for resale certain of the shares of our common stock issued to the selling stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

The following table sets forth, based on written representations from the selling stockholders, certain information as of September 13, 2021 regarding the beneficial ownership of our common stock by the selling stockholders and the shares being offered by the selling stockholders. The applicable percentage ownership is based on 217,339,666 shares of our common stock outstanding as of July 30, 2021. Information with respect to shares owned beneficially after the offering assumes the sale of all of the shares offered and no other purchases or sales of our common stock. The selling stockholders may offer and sell some, all or none of their shares.

We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC. Except as indicated by the footnotes below, we believe, based on the information furnished to us, that the selling stockholders have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock that they beneficially own, subject to applicable community property laws. To our knowledge, none of the selling stockholders has held any position or office or had any other material relationship with us or our affiliates during the three years prior to the date of our acquisition of Ciitizen. In addition, except as otherwise described below, based on the information provided to us by the selling stockholders, no selling stockholder is a broker-dealer or an affiliate of a broker-dealer.

 

     Shares Beneficially
Owned
Prior to Offering
    Number of
Shares Being
Offered(1)
     Shares Beneficially
Owned After Offering
 

Name of Selling Stockholder

   Number      Percent      Number      Percent  

Adam Sand

     22,453        *       22,453        —          —    

AH Bio Fund I, L.P.(2)

     695,773        *       695,773        —          —    

AH Bio Fund II, L.P.(3)

     1,170,127        *       1,170,127        —          —    

Anil Sethi

     2,217,293        1.0     2,217,293        —          —    

Brian Carlsen

     67,659        *       67,659        —          —    

David Fisch(4)

     8,622        *       8,622        —          —    

Deven McGraw

     147,890        *       147,890        —          —    

Farid Vij

     156,522        *       156,272        250        *  

Hughes Ventures, LLC

     395,534        *       395,534        —          —    

Intermountain Ventures

     33,847        *       33,847        —          —    

John Wayne Horton

     484        *       484        —          —    

Jordan Shlain

     2,874        *       2,874        —          —    

Laurence Marton

     1,437        *       1,437        —          —    

Lincoln Nadauld

     2,874        *       2,874        —          —    

Lisa Belliveau

     3,431        *       3,431        —          —    

MDC Capital Partners (Ventures) LP

     290,114        *       290,114        —          —    

Nasha Fitter

     25,447        *       25,447        —          —    

Nikunj J. Parekh

     3,293        *       3,293        —          —    

Peeyush Rai

     145,560        *       145,560        —          —    

Prashant Palsokar

     6,611        *       6,611        —          —    

 

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     Shares Beneficially
Owned
Prior to Offering
     Number of
Shares Being
Offered(1)
     Shares Beneficially
Owned After Offering
 

Name of Selling Stockholder

   Number      Percent      Number      Percent  

Premal S. Shah

     105,379        *        105,379        —          —    

Priyodarshi Sen

     12,268        *        12,268        —          —    

Sand Family Trust

     1,258        *        1,258        —          —    

Schox Venture Capital, LP - A2

     29,012        *        29,012        —          —    

Section 32 Fund 2, LP(5)

     303,589        *        303,589        —          —    

Stella Technology, Inc.

     96,705        *        96,705        —          —    

The 4100 Group, Inc.

     48,353        *        48,353        —          —    

The Ahuja Family Trust

     7,254        *        7,254        —          —    

Verily Life Sciences LLC

     215,965        *        215,965        —          —    

Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health A, LP

     33,121        *        33,121        —          —    

Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, LP

     23,554        *        23,554        —          —    

Total Shares

     6,274,303           6,274,053        

 

 

*

Less than 1%.

(1)

The amounts set forth in this column are the number of shares of common stock that may be offered by the selling stockholders using this prospectus. These amounts do not represent any other shares of our common stock that the selling stockholder may own beneficially or otherwise.

(2)

AH Bio Fund I, L.P. holds shares for itself and as nominee for AH Bio Fund I-B, L.P. (together, the “AH Bio Fund I Entities”). AH Equity Partners Bio I, L.L.C. (“Bio I”) is the general partner of the AH Bio Fund I Entities and has sole voting and dispositive power with regard to the shares held by the AH Bio Fund I Entities. The managing members of Bio I are Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. The address is: Andreessen Horowitz, 2865 Sand Hill Road, Suite 101, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

(3)

AH Bio Fund II, L.P. holds shares for itself and as nominee for AH Bio Fund II-B, L.P. (together, the “AH Bio Fund II Entities”). AH Equity Partners Bio II, L.L.C. (“Bio II”) is the general partner of the AH Bio Fund II Entities and has sole voting and dispositive power with regard to the shares held by the AH Bio Fund II Entities. The managing members of Bio II are Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. The address is: Andreessen Horowitz, 2865 Sand Hill Road, Suite 101, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

(4)

Mr. Fisch was an employee of Invitae from June 2019 to March 2020, and has been an advisor of Invitae since March 2020.

(5)

The general partner of Section 32 Fund 2, LP is Section 32 GP 2, LLC, which has sole voting and investment control with respect to holdings of Section 32 Fund 2, LP. The sole managing member of Section 32 GP 2, LLC is William J. Maris. Mr. Maris has sole voting and investment control with respect to Section 32 GP 2, LLC. Each of Section 32 Fund 2, LP, Section 32 GP 2, LLC and Mr. Maris disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares except, in each case, to the extent of such person’s pecuniary interest therein. The address of Section 32 Fund 2, LP is 171 Main Street, #671, Los Altos, CA 94022.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

The selling stockholders, which as used herein includes donees, pledgees, transferees or other successors-in-interest selling shares of common stock or interests in shares of common stock received after the date of this prospectus from a selling stockholder as a gift, pledge, partnership distribution or other transfer, may, from time to time, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any or all of their shares of common stock or interests in shares of common stock on any stock exchange, market or trading facility on which the shares are traded or in private transactions. These dispositions may be at fixed prices, at prevailing market prices at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market price, at varying prices determined at the time of sale, or at negotiated prices.

The selling stockholders may use any one or more of the following methods when disposing of shares or interests therein:

 

   

ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits purchasers;

 

   

block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the shares as agent, but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;

 

   

purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;

 

   

an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;

 

   

privately negotiated transactions;

 

   

short sales effected after the date of this prospectus;

 

   

through the writing or settlement of options or other hedging transactions, whether through an options exchange or otherwise;

 

   

through the distribution of the common stock by any selling stockholder to its partners, members or stockholders;

 

   

broker-dealers may agree with a selling stockholder to sell a specified number of such shares at a stipulated price per share;

 

   

a combination of any such methods of sale; and

 

   

any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.

In addition, any shares covered by this prospectus that qualify for sale pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act may be sold under Rule 144 rather than under this prospectus.

The selling stockholders may, from time to time, pledge or grant a security interest in some or all of the shares of common stock owned by them and, if they default in the performance of their secured obligations, the pledgees or secured parties may offer and sell the shares of common stock, from time to time, under this prospectus, or under an amendment or supplement to this prospectus amending the list of selling stockholders to include the pledgee, transferee or other successors in interest as selling stockholders under this prospectus. The selling stockholders also may transfer the shares of common stock in other circumstances, in which case the transferees, pledgees or other successors in interest will be the selling beneficial owners for purposes of this prospectus.

In connection with the sale of our common stock or interests therein, the selling stockholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions, which may in turn engage in short sales of the common stock in the course of hedging the positions they assume. The selling stockholders may also sell shares of our common stock short and deliver these securities to close out the short positions, or loan or pledge the common

 

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stock to broker-dealers that in turn may sell these securities. The selling stockholders may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions or the creation of one or more derivative securities which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of shares offered by this prospectus, which shares such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction).

The aggregate proceeds to the selling stockholders from the sale of the common stock offered by them will be the purchase price of the common stock less discounts or commissions, if any. Each of the selling stockholders reserves the right to accept and, together with their agents from time to time, to reject, in whole or in part, any proposed purchase of common stock to be made directly or through agents. We will not receive any of the proceeds from this offering.

The selling stockholders and any broker-dealers or agents that participate in the sale of the common stock or interests therein may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act. Any discounts, commissions, concessions or profit they earn on any resale of the shares may be underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act. Selling stockholders who are deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act. Underwriters and their controlling persons, dealers and agents may be entitled, under agreements entered into with us and the selling stockholders, to indemnification against and contribution toward specific civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

To the extent required, the shares of our common stock to be sold, the names of the selling stockholders, the respective purchase prices and public offering prices, the names of any agents or dealers, and any applicable discounts, commissions, concessions or other compensation with respect to a particular offer will be set forth in an accompanying prospectus supplement or, if appropriate, a post-effective amendment to the registration statement that includes this prospectus.

We have agreed to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, relating to the registration of the shares offered by this prospectus.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

The validity of any securities offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Palo Alto, California.

EXPERTS

Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020, as set forth in their reports, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in this registration statement. Our financial statements are incorporated by reference in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP’s report, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We have filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the SEC under the Securities Act. This prospectus is part of the registration statement but the registration statement includes and incorporates by reference additional information and exhibits. We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding companies, such as ours, that file documents electronically with the SEC. The address of that website is http://www.sec.gov. The information on the SEC’s website is not part of this prospectus, and any references to this website or any other website are inactive textual references only.

The SEC permits us to “incorporate by reference” the information contained in documents we file with the SEC, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents rather than by including them in this prospectus. Information that is incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus and you should read it with the same care that you read this prospectus. Later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede the information that is either contained, or incorporated by reference, in this prospectus, and will be considered to be a part of this prospectus from the date those documents are filed. We have filed with the SEC, and incorporate by reference in this prospectus:

 

   

our Annual Report on Form  10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020;

 

   

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March  31, 2021 and June 30, 2021;

 

   

our Current Reports on Form  8-K filed with the SEC on January  20, 2021, January  26, 2021, February  3, 2021, March  23, 2021, April  5, 2021, April 5, 2021 (which amends the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 5, 2020), April  8, 2021, April  23, 2021, May  4, 2021, June  11, 2021, July  7, 2021 and September 7, 2021; and

 

   

the description of our common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form  8-A filed on February 11, 2015, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

We also incorporate by reference all additional documents that we file with the SEC under the terms of Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are made after the filing date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, as well as between the date of this prospectus and the termination of any offering of common stock offered by this prospectus. We are not, however, incorporating, in each case, any documents or information that we are deemed to furnish and not file in accordance with SEC rules.

 

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You may request a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference but not delivered with this prospectus, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at the following address and number: Investor Relations, Invitae Corporation, 1400 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103 and (415) 374-7782. We will not, however, send exhibits to those documents, unless the exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference in those documents.

We make available free of charge on our website our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file or furnish such materials to the SEC. You may also obtain a free copy of these reports in the Investor Relations section of our website, www.invitae.com.

 

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PART II

Information Not Required In Prospectus

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The following is a statement of estimated expenses in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being registered. All of the amounts are estimated except the SEC registration fee.

 

SEC registration fee

   $ 20,590  

Legal fees and expenses

     15,000  

Accounting fees and expenses

     10,000  

Printing and miscellaneous fees and expenses

     14,410  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 60,000  

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), allows a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached the duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of the DGCL or obtained an improper personal benefit.

Section 145 of the DGCL provides, among other things, that we may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding—other than an action by or in the right of the Registrant—by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, agent or employee of the Registrant, or is or was serving at our request as a director, officer, agent or employee of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding. The power to indemnify applies (a) if such person is successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding, or (b) if such person acting in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in the best interest, or not opposed to the best interest, of the Registrant, and with respect to any criminal action or proceeding had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The power to indemnify applies to actions brought by or in the right of the Registrant as well but only to the extent of defense expenses, including attorneys’ fees but excluding amounts paid in settlement, actually and reasonably incurred and not to any satisfaction of judgment or settlement of the claim itself, and with the further limitation that in such actions no indemnification shall be made in the event of any adjudication of liability to the Registrant, unless the court believes that in light of all the circumstances indemnification should apply.

Section 174 of the DGCL provides, among other things, that a director, who willfully or negligently approves of an unlawful payment of dividends or an unlawful stock purchase or redemption, may be held liable for such actions. A director who was either absent when the unlawful actions were approved or dissented at the time, may avoid liability by causing his or her dissent to such actions to be entered in the books containing minutes of the meetings of the board of directors at the time such action occurred or immediately after such absent director receives notice of the unlawful acts.

The Registrant’s restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, filed as Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 to the Registrant’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 22, 2015, provide that the Registrant shall indemnify its directors, officers, employees and other agents to the fullest extent not prohibited by the DGCL or any other applicable law. In addition, the Registrant has entered into agreements to indemnify its directors and expects to continue to enter into agreements to indemnify all of its directors. These agreements require the Registrant, among other things, to indemnify its directors and officers against certain liabilities which may arise by reason of their status or service as directors or officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by law. These indemnification provisions and the indemnification agreements may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of the Registrant’s officers and directors for liabilities, including reimbursement of expenses incurred, arising under the Securities Act.

 

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Item 16. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.    Description
4.1      Specimen Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  4.1 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020).
4.2      Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 13, 2021, by and among the Registrant and certain stockholders of Citizen Corporation.
5.1      Opinion of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
23.1    Consent of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
23.2    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
24.1    Power of Attorney (included on the signature page hereof).

Item 17. Undertakings.

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

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(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(4) That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

(A) Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

(B) Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

(5) That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities: The undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

(i) Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

(ii) Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

(iii) The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

(iv) Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

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been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of San Francisco, State of California, on September 15, 2021.

 

INVITAE CORPORATION

By:  

/s/ Sean E. George, Ph.D.

 

Sean E. George, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Sean E. George and Yafei (Roxi) Wen, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments, including post-effective amendments, to this Registration Statement, and any registration statement relating to the offering covered by this Registration Statement and filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, and to file the same, with exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully for all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each of said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or his or her substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

  

Date

/s/ Sean E. George, Ph.D.

Sean E. George, Ph.D.

  

President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Yafei (Roxi) Wen

Yafei (Roxi) Wen

  

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Robert F. Werner

Robert F. Werner

  

Chief Accounting Officer

(Principal Accounting Officer)

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Eric Aguiar, M.D.

Eric Aguiar, M.D.

  

Chair of the Board

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Geoffrey S. Crouse

Geoffrey S. Crouse

  

Director

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Christine M. Gorjanc

Christine M. Gorjanc

  

Director

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Kimber D. Lockhart

Kimber D. Lockhart

  

Director

   September 15, 2021

/s/ Chitra Nayak

Chitra Nayak

  

Director

   September 15, 2021
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