Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to CRISPR in connection with the transaction, while Homburger acted as legal counsel to Jefferies LLC as the agent in the offering.
CRISPR Therapeutics AG, Switzerland announced subsequent sales under the Open Market Sale Agreement with Jefferies LLC, under which CRISPR may offer and sell, from time to time at its sole discretion through Jefferies (as its sales agent), common shares having an aggregate offering price of up to USD 350 million. The sales will be made by any method that is deemed an “at the market offering” (ATM) under the US Securities Act.
CRISPR is a leading gene editing company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its proprietary CRISPR/Cas9 platform. CRISPR/Cas9 is a revolutionary gene editing technology that allows for precise, directed changes to genomic DNA. CRISPR is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. CRISPR’s common shares are listed on the Nasdaq.
The Walder Wyss team was led by Alex Nikitine (Picture) and further included Rafael Zemp, Christian Lütolf, Maurus Winzap and Janine Corti.
The Homburger team comprised Frank Gerhard and Lorenzo Togni.
Involved fees earner: Frank Gerhard – Homburger; Lorenzo Togni – Homburger; Janine Corti – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Christian Lütolf – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Alex Nikitine – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Maurus Winzap – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Rafael Zemp – Walder Wyss Ltd.;