Enlivex Therapeutics Announces up to $15 Million Registered Direct Offering

  • Single healthcare-focused institutional investor
  • $5 million upfront with up to an additional $10 million of gross proceeds upon the exercise in full of clinical milestone-linked warrants

Nes-Ziona, Israel, May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENLV, the “Company”), a clinical-stage macrophage reprogramming immunotherapy company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a single healthcare-focused institutional investor for the issuance and sale in a registered direct offering of an aggregate of 3,571,429 ordinary shares (or ordinary share equivalents in lieu thereof) and clinical milestone-linked warrants, composed of Series A warrants to purchase up to 3,571,429 ordinary shares and Series B warrants to purchase up to 3,571,429 ordinary shares, at a purchase price of $1.40 per ordinary share (or ordinary share equivalents in lieu thereof) and associated warrants.  

The warrants will have an exercise price of $1.40 per share and will be exercisable immediately upon issuance. The Series A warrants will expire upon the earlier of 18 months following the issuance date and 60 days following the Company’s public announcement of positive topline results from the ENX-CL-05-001 trial of AllocetraTM for the treatment of moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis. The Series B warrants will expire upon the earlier of five and one-half years following the issuance date and 60 days following the Company’s public announcement of its filing with the FDA for approval for Allocetra’sTM osteoarthritis related indication.

The offering is expected to close on or about May 29, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The gross proceeds to the Company from the offering are expected to be approximately $5.0 million, before deducting the placement agent’s fees and other offering expenses payable by the Company. The potential gross proceeds from the warrants, if fully exercised on a cash basis, will be approximately $10.0 million. No assurance can be given that any of the warrants will be exercised. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.

H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.

The securities described above are being offered and sold by the Company in a registered direct offering pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-264561), including a base prospectus, that was originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 29, 2022, and declared effective by the SEC on May 5, 2022. The offering of such securities in the registered direct offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement that forms a part of such effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to the registered direct offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained, when available, from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at (212) 856-5711 or e-mail at placements@hcwco.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities described herein or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Enlivex

Enlivex is a clinical stage macrophage reprogramming immunotherapy company developing Allocetra™, a universal, off-the-shelf cell therapy designed to reprogram macrophages into their homeostatic state. Resetting non-homeostatic macrophages into their homeostatic state is critical for immune system rebalancing and resolution of life-threatening and life-debilitating conditions. For more information, visit https://www.enlivex.com.

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Shachar Shlosberger, CFO
Enlivex Therapeutics, Ltd.

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