Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, today announced the closing which occurred on May 10, 2021 of its previously announced global offering to specified categories of investors of an aggregate of 8,145,176 new ordinary shares, after full exercise of the overallotment option granted to the underwriters (the “Option”), consisting of a public offering of 2,850,088 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing two ordinary shares, in the United States at an offering price of $26.41 per ADS (the “U.S. Offering”), and a concurrent private placement of 2,445,000 ordinary shares in Europe (including in France) and other countries outside of the United States at the corresponding offering price of €11.00 per ordinary share (the “European Private Placement”, and, together with the U.S. Offering, the “Global Offering”). Aggregate gross proceeds of the Global Offering, after full exercise of the Option, before deducting underwriting commissions and estimated expenses payable by the Company, were approximately $107.6 million (€89.6 million).
Valneva’s ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Paris under the symbol “VLA” and its ADSs are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “VALN”. The ADSs began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on May 6, 2021.
Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Guggenheim Securities and Bryan, Garnier & Co. acted as joint bookrunners for the Global Offering. Namsen Capital acted as Valneva’s capital markets advisor.
About Valneva SE
Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19.