August 10, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that it had exchanged certain outstanding warrants that were issued as part of a financing in 2014 (the “2014 Warrants”) for shares of the company’s common stock.
The 2014 Warrants have anti-dilution features such that the exercise price of the warrants decreases if the company sells shares of its common stock for consideration below the exercise price of the 2014 Warrants, and upon certain other events. In addition, the number of warrants increases inversely to the exercise price decrease. These features can lead to extreme levels of dilution to existing shareholders and can be a significant barrier for potential new investors.
The company negotiated individual exchange agreements with certain of the holders of the 2014 warrants, whereby warrants representing the vast majority of the existing 2014 Warrants were exchanged for 2,021,419 new shares of common stock. As a result of the issuance of the shares of common stock, the exercise price and number of shares subject to the remaining 2014 Warrants were adjusted.
Mark Perrin, InVivo’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, said, “We believe that these exchange agreements benefit our shareholders and the company by creating a substantially cleaner balance sheet for the company and removing a significant financial overhang. This puts us in a much stronger financial position as we work toward reopening enrollment in The INSPIRE Study and delivering on our mission for spinal cord injury patients.”
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and who now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. In 2015, the company’s investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™received the 2015 Becker’s Healthcare Spine Device Award. The publicly-traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.
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InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp.
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