Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of common stock consisting of 8,234,000 shares at $8.49 per share. In connection with this offering, Keryx granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase 1,235,100 additional shares of common stock. We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of our common stock to fund pre-launch/launch inventory build-up and select pre-commercial/commercial activities related to Zerenex, and other general corporate purposes.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. The co-managers for the offering are Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, JMP Securities LLC, Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Brean Capital, LLC and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. Burrill Securities LLC, Dawson James Securities, Inc., Maxim Group LLC, MLV & Co. LLC and Trout Capital LLC are acting as advisors to the company.