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Jan 2020
dbv tech
USD 154 million
Global Offering

DBV Technologies


Kempen & Co acted as Co-Manager in dbv Technologies’ Global Offering of USD 154 million

dbvTransaction highlights

  • Placement of 9,071,162 ADSs at a price of USD 10.25 per ADS and 2,964,419 ordinary shares at a price of €18.63 per ordinary shares, representing a discount of 9.5% vis-à-vis the pre-launch closing price per ADS
  • Gross proceeds amount to c. USD 154 million and are expected to be used to prepare for the commercialization of Viaskin Peanut, including marketing efforts related to launch in the second half of 2020, if approved, as well as to advance the discovery and development of product candidates using its Viaskin Platform and for working capital and general corporate purposes
  • Kempen & Co has been supporting DBV Technologies for a long period of time and DBV Technologies is one of the Kempen Life Sciences Research team’s new top picks for 2020
  • This transaction marks Kempen’s 10th US transaction in underwriting capacity since obtaining its US license in the summer of 2018 and the second Kempen Life Sciences transaction of 2020

Company description

DBV Technologies is developing Viaskin®, an investigational proprietary technology platform with broad potential applications in immunotherapy. Viaskin is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy, or EPIT®, DBV’s method of delivering biologically active compounds to the immune system through intact skin. With this new class of self-administered and non-invasive product candidates, the Company is dedicated to safely transforming the care of food-allergic patients, for whom there are no approved treatments. DBV’s food allergies programs include ongoing clinical trials of Viaskin Peanut and Viaskin Milk, and preclinical development of Viaskin Egg. DBV is also pursuing a human proof-of-concept clinical trial of Viaskin Milk for the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and exploring potential applications of its platform in vaccines and other immune diseases. DBV Technologies has global headquarters in Montrouge, France, and offices in Bagneux, France, and North American operations in Summit, NJ and New York, NY. The Company’s ordinary shares are traded on segment B of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DBV, ISIN code: FR0010417345), part of the SBF120 index, and the Company’s ADSs (each representing one-half of one ordinary share) are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Ticker: DBVT).

Background Kempen Life Sciences & Healthcare

Over the past year, Kempen & Co has successfully completed a large number of transactions in its Life Sciences & Healthcare franchise. Recent transactions include: Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the €19.0 million capital increase by Sequana Medical, Lead Manager in the USD 557 million Global offering by argenx, Co-Manager in the USD 79.2 million US public offering by Merus, Co-Manager in the USD 57.5 million capital increase by ProQR, Co-Manager in the USD 150 million NASDAQ Initial Public Offering of BioNTech, Sole Bookrunner in the €9.0 million capital increase by MDxHealth, Co-Manager in the USD 20 million global offering of Celyad, Co-Manager in the USD 582 million NASDAQ Initial Public Offering of Genmab, Joint Bookrunner in the €116 million secondary sale of Fagron shares by Waterland and Baltisse, Joint Bookrunner in the €48.7 million rights issue by Transgene, Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 727 million capital increase by Oncopeptides, Co-Manager in the USD 84 million NASDAQ Initial Public Offering of HOOKIPA Pharma.

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