NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Israeli plant genomics company Evogene said in an amended registration statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that it aims to raise $79 million in net proceeds through its initial public offering in the US.

Evogene said that it plans to offer 5 million shares of its common stock at a proposed maximum offering price of $17.16 per share. If the underwriters on the offering exercise their overallotment option, that figure would rise to $90 million.

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