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Invitae to Issue $50M of Shares in Public Offering

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Invitae said after the close of the market on Monday that it plans to offer $50 million in shares of its common stock in a public offering.

Based on a stock price of $7.02 per share, the last reported sale price of its stock on March 23, Invitae said in a prospectus filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it anticipates offering 7,122,507 shares. The company also plans to give underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $7.5 million of shares of its common stock at the public offering price.

The company has not yet priced the offering but estimated net proceeds to be approximately $46.7 million. Proceeds will go toward working capital and other general corporate purposes. A portion may also be used for acquisitions or investments in complementary businesses, assets, or technologies, it added in its SEC document, as well as investments in certain securities.  

JP Morgan Securities and Cowen and Company are joint book-running managers, and William Blair & Company, is the lead manager for the offering.