UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

(Amendment No. 10)*

 

SINOVAC BIOTECH LTD. 

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Shares 

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

P8696W104 

(CUSIP Number)

 

Andrew Y. Yan 

c/o SAIF Advisors Limited 

Suite 2516-2520, Two Pacific Place 

88 Queensway 

Hong Kong 

+852 2918-2200 

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

September 15, 2023 

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box. ¨

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. P8696W104   Page 2 of 6 Pages

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons

 

SAIF Partners IV L.P.

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ⌧

3.

SEC Use Only

 

4.

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

WC

5.

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)     ¨

 

6.

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Cayman Islands

 

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person With

7. Sole Voting Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
8. Shared Voting Power
   
  0
9. Sole Dispositive Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
10. Shared Dispositive Power
   
  0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
   
  10,780,820(1)
12. Check if the Aggregate Amount In Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (see Instructions)    ¨
   
13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
   
  15.03%(2)
14. Type of Reporting Person (see Instructions)
   
  PN

 

 

 

(1) Representing 10,780,820 Common Shares of the Issuer held by SAIF Partners IV L.P. before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares (as defined in the Issuer’s annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “2022 Annual Report”)). SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer, after taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares.

 

(2) The percentage of 15.03% is calculated based on 71,724,902 Common Shares of the Issuer outstanding as of March 31, 2023 according to the 2022 Annual Report, before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares. This percentage would be 18.89% if calculated based on 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer that SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold and 114,133,056 shares (including 99,502,243 Common Shares and 14,630,813 Series B Preferred Shares) of the Issuer as of March 31, 2023, taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares, according to the 2022 Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. P8696W104   Page 3 of 6 Pages

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons

 

SAIF IV GP, L.P.

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ⌧

3.

SEC Use Only

 

4.

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

WC

5.

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)     ¨

 

6.

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Cayman Islands

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person With

7. Sole Voting Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
8. Shared Voting Power
   
  0
9. Sole Dispositive Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
10. Shared Dispositive Power
   
  0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
   
  10,780,820(1)
12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (see Instructions)   ¨
   
13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
   
  15.03%(2)
14. Type off Reporting Person (see Instructions)
   
  PN

 

 

 

(1) Representing 10,780,820 Common Shares of the Issuer held by SAIF Partners IV L.P. before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares. SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer, after taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares.

 

(2) The percentage of 15.03% is calculated based on 71,724,902 Common Shares of the Issuer outstanding as of March 31, 2023 according to the 2022 Annual Report, before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares. This percentage would be 18.89% if calculated based on 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer that SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold and 114,133,056 shares (including 99,502,243 common shares and 14,630,813 Series B Preferred Shares) of the Issuer as of March 31, 2023, taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares, according to the 2022 Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. P8696W104   Page 4 of 6 Pages

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons

 

SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd.

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ⌧

3.

SEC Use Only

 

4.

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

WC

5.

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)     ¨

 

6.

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Cayman Islands

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person With

7. Sole Voting Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
8. Shared Voting Power
   
  0
9. Sole Dispositive Power
   
  10,780,820(1)
10. Shared Dispositive Power
   
  0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
   
  10,780,820(1)
12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (see Instructions)    ¨
   
13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
   
  15.03%(2)
14. Type off Reporting Person (see Instructions)
   
  CO

 

 

 

(1) Representing 10,780,820 Common Shares of the Issuer held by SAIF Partners IV L.P. before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares. SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer, after taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares.

 

(2) The percentage of 15.03% is calculated based on 71,724,902 Common Shares outstanding of the Issuer as of March 31, 2023 according to the 2022 Annual Report, before taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares. This percentage would be 18.89% if calculated based on 21,561,640 shares of the Issuer that SAIF Partners IV L.P. would hold and 114,133,056 shares (including 99,502,243 common shares and 14,630,813 Series B Preferred Shares) of the Issuer as of March 31, 2023, taking into account the issuance of the Exchange Shares, according to the 2022 Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. P8696W104   Page 5 of 6 Pages

 

This Amendment No.10 to Schedule 13D is being filed on behalf of each of SAIF Partners IV L.P., SAIF IV GP, L.P., and SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd. (each, a “Reporting Person,” and collectively, the “Reporting Persons”), to amend the Schedule 13D relating to the common shares, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Shares”), of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (the “Issuer”), filed by the Reporting Persons on May 31, 2011, as amended by Amendment No.1 to Schedule 13D filed on August 23, 2011, Amendment No.2 to Schedule 13D filed on September 30, 2011, Amendment No.3 to Schedule 13D filed on November 29, 2011, Amendment No.4 to Schedule 13D filed on December 30, 2011, Amendment No.5 to Schedule 13D filed on February 2, 2016, Amendment No. 6 to Schedule 13D filed on June 26, 2017, Amendment No. 7 to Schedule 13D filed on December 12, 2022, Amendment No. 8 to Schedule 13D filed on March 15, 2023 and Amendment No. 9 to Schedule 13D filed on May 25, 2023 (the “Original Schedule 13D”). The information in each Item below amends the information disclosed under the corresponding Item of the Original Schedule 13D. Except as amended and supplemented in previous amendments and herein, the information set forth in the Original Schedule 13D remains unchanged. Capitalized terms used herein have meanings as assigned thereto in the Original Schedule 13D unless defined herein. The information set forth in response to each separate Item below shall be deemed to be a response to all Items where such information is relevant.

 

Item 6.   Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 6 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

 

On September 15, 2023, the Seller and the Buyer entered into an amendment No.3 to the Investment Agreement (the “Amendment No.3”) to extend the period of the Buyer’s right of first refusal period (“ROFR Period”), during which the Buyer has a right to elect to purchase all of the shares of the Issuer that the Seller would sell to any person (other than any of its affiliate or an existing limited partner) at the same price and subject to the same material terms and conditions proposed by such person under the Investment Agreement (as amended), to November 25, 2023. As a result of this extension of the ROFR Period, the period during which the Buyer may exercise the Put Option is also extended in the following manner: (i) if the Buyer and the Seller enter into a share purchase agreement with respect to any shares of the Issuer by November 25, 2023, the Seller may exercise the Put Option prior to the closing of the sales under such share purchase agreement to sell the Put Option Shares to the Buyer; and (ii) if no such share purchase agreement is executed by November 25, 2023, the Seller may exercise the Put Option within 15 business days immediately after November 25, 2023 to sell the Put Option Shares to the Buyer.

 

References to each of the Investment Agreement and the Amendment No.3 in this Statement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Investment Agreement and the Amendment No.3, which are attached hereto as exhibits or incorporated herein by reference as if set forth in their entirety herein.

 

Item 7. Material to Be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 of the Original Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated as follows:

 

Exhibit 7.01 Joint Filing Agreement by and among SAIF Partners IV L.P., SAIF IV GP L.P. and SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd., dated as of June 27, 2017.
Exhibit 7.02 Investment Agreement dated November 1, 2022 between SAIF Partner IV L.P. and YZ Healthcare L.P.
Exhibit 7.03 Amendment No.1 to Investment Agreement dated March 15, 2023 between SAIF Partner IV L.P. and YZ Healthcare L.P.
Exhibit 7.04 Amendment No.2 to Investment Agreement dated May 25, 2023 between SAIF Partner IV L.P. and YZ Healthcare L.P.
Exhibit 7.05 Amendment No.3 to Investment Agreement dated September 15, 2023 between SAIF Partner IV L.P. and YZ Healthcare L.P.

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. P8696W104   Page 6 of 6 Pages

 

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: September 15, 2023

 

  SAIF Partners IV L.P.
     
  By:

/s/ Andrew Y. Yan

  Name: Andrew Y. Yan
  Title: Director of SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd., which is the General Partner of SAIF IV GP, L.P., which is the General Partner of SAIF Partners IV L.P.
     
  SAIF IV GP L.P.
     
  By:

/s/ Andrew Y. Yan

  Name: Andrew Y. Yan
  Title: Director of SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd., which is the General Partner of SAIF IV GP, L.P.
     
  SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd.
     
  By:

/s/ Andrew Y. Yan

  Name: Andrew Y. Yan
  Title: Director of SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd.
     

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 7.05 

 

AMENDMENT NO.3 TO THE INVESTMENT AGREEMENT

 

This AMENDMENT NO.3 TO THE INVESTMENT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) dated as of September 15, 2023 is made by and between (i) SAIF PARTNERS IV L.P., an exempted limited partnership registered and existing under the Laws of the Cayman Islands (the “Seller”) and (ii) YZ Healthcare L.P., an exempted partnership established under the Laws of the Cayman Islands (the “Buyer”). The Buyer and the Seller are hereinafter referred to as the “Parties” and each a “Party.

 

WHEREAS, the Parties have entered into that certain investment agreement dated November 23, 2022, as amended by (i) an amendment No.1 to the investment agreement dated March 15, 2023, and (ii) an amendment No.2 to the investment agreement dated May 25, 2023 (collectively, the “Investment Agreement”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions of which, the Seller desires to sell to the Buyer, and the Buyer desires to purchase from the Seller, certain Common Shares and Exchange Shares (each as defined in the Investment Agreement), all upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Investment Agreement.

 

WHEREAS, the Parties desire to amend the Investment Agreement so as to extend the ROFR Period (as defined in the Investment Agreement) for another three months following the expiry date comtemplated under the Investment Agreement.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual promises, covenants and agreements of the Parties contained herein, the Parties agree as follows:

 

1.            Amendment to the Investment Agreement. Section 2.2 of the Investment Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

“Section 2.2 Notice of Transfer. For a period beginning on the Deposit Payment Date and ending on November 25, 2023 (both inclusive, the “ROFR Period”), the Seller shall not Transfer any Common Shares or Exchange Shares to any Person unless the Seller (i) has first complied with the provisions of this Article II and (ii) Transfers all (and not less than all) of the Common Shares held by it and the Exchange Shares held by it or to be released to its account (as the case may be) to a purchaser or a group of purchasers, save that (x) the Seller may Transfer any Common Shares or Exchange Shares to any Affiliate of the Seller without complying with the other provisions of this Article II provided that (A) the Seller shall continue to be entitled to 100% of the economic interest in any Common Shares and Exchange Shares so Transferred and (B) such Affiliate delivers to the other Parties a deed of adherence to this Agreement in a form reasonably satisfactory to the other Parties, agreeing to be bound by this Agreement as if it were the Seller and (y) the Seller may Transfer any Common Shares or Exchange Shares in compliance with Section 2.6. During the ROFR Period, if the Seller proposes to Transfer all or a portion of the Common Shares held by it and/or the Exchange Shares that are held by it or may be released to its account to a purchaser or a group of purchasers (the “Transferee”), then at least seven (7) Business Days before the earlier of such Transfer or its entry into any definitive agreement regarding such Transfer, the Seller shall give the Buyer written notice of the Seller’s intention to make the Transfer (the “Transfer Notice”), which shall include (A) a description of the shares of the Company to be transferred (the “Offered Shares”), (B) the consideration and the material terms and conditions upon which the proposed Transfer is to be made, including a copy of the draft share purchase agreement (and such other definitive agreement) to be entered into between the Seller and the Transferee.”

 

 

 

 

2.            Definitions; References. Unless otherwise speicifcally defined herein, all capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings abscribed to them under the Investment Agreement.

 

3.            Effectiveness; No Further Amendment. All of the provisions of this Amendment shall be effective as of the date hereof. The Parties agree that all other provisions of the Investment Agreement shall, subject to the amendment in Section 1 of this Amendment, continue unamended, in full force and effect and constitute legal and binding obligations of the Parties. This Amendment forms an integral and inseparable part of the Investment Agreement.

 

4.            Others. Section 6.4 (Confidentiality), Section 7.2 (Amendment; Waivers) to Section 7.12 (No Strict Construction) of the Investment Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference and made applicable to this Amendment mutatis mutandis.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

   
  SAIF PARTNERS IV L.P.
  By: SAIF IV GP, L.P., its general partner
  By: SAIF IV GP Capital Ltd., its general partner
   
  By: /s/ Andrew Y. Yan
  Name: Andrew Y. Yan
  Title: Director

 

  Address: M&C Corporate Services Limited, PO Box 309 GT, Ugland House, South Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (with a copy to: c/o SAIF Advisors Limited, 2516-2520, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)
   
  Telephone: 852-2918 2200
  Fax: 852-2234 9116
  E-mail: pwan@sbaif.com / achan@sbaif.com
  Attention: Patrick Wan / Anita Chan

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

 

  YZ Healthcare L.P.
   
  By: YZ HEALTHCARE GP LIMITED, its general partner
   
  By: /s/ Jiao Shuge
  Name: Jiao Shuge
  Title: Director

 

  Address: Level 23, 28 Henessy Road.
    Hong Kong
  Telephone: 2972 0222
  Fax: 2972 0611
  E-mail: Alston.Chan@oci-intl.com
  Attention: Alston Chan

 

 

 


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