WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CinCor Pharma, Inc. (“CinCor”) (Nasdaq: CINC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its lead clinical candidate, baxdrostat, for the treatment of hypertension and other cardio-renal diseases, today announced that it has launched an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CinCor may, in lieu of common stock, offer and sell to certain investors pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of its common stock in the underwritten public offering. CinCor also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of its common stock. All of the securities to be sold in the proposed offering will be offered by CinCor.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Piper Sandler & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the proposed offering may be completed or the actual size or terms of the proposed offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the registration statement and the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering may be obtained, when available, on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or may be obtained by contacting: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at (866) 471-2526 or by email at email@example.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC by mail at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, by telephone at (866) 718-1649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; and Piper Sandler & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924 or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
CinCor, founded in 2018, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a mission to bring innovation to the pharmaceutical treatment of cardio-renal diseases. Its lead asset, baxdrostat (CIN-107), a highly selective, oral small molecule inhibitor of aldosterone synthase, is in clinical development for the treatment of hypertension and primary aldosteronism.
About Baxdrostat (CIN-107)
Baxdrostat is a highly selective, oral small molecule inhibitor of aldosterone synthase, the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of aldosterone in the adrenal gland, in development for patient populations with significant unmet medical needs, including treatment-resistant hypertension and primary aldosteronism. Hypertension, which is defined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association as resting blood pressure above 130/80 mm Hg, is generally acknowledged to be one of the most common preventable risk factors for premature death worldwide. Though often asymptomatic, hypertension significantly increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease, amongst other diseases. It is estimated that as much as 20% of the global population suffers from hypertension, including nearly one-half of the adult population in the U.S., or 116 million hypertensive patients.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements with regard to the completion, timing, terms and size of the proposed public offering and CinCor’s expectations with respect to granting the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expected,” “proposed,” “intends,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions and no assurance can be given that the proposed securities offering discussed above will be consummated on the terms described or at all. Completion of the proposed securities offering and the terms thereof are subject to numerous factors, many of which are beyond the control of CinCor, including, without limitation, market conditions and the other risk factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” and “Risk Factor Summary” in CinCor’s registration statement on Form S-1 and the preliminary prospectus included therein and in CinCor’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on March 22, 2022, and other filings and reports that CinCor may file from time to time with the SEC, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2022, filed with the SEC on August 8, 2022. Other risks and uncertainties of which CinCor is not currently aware may also affect the company’s forward-looking statements and may cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from those anticipated. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made and are based on management’s assumptions and estimates as of such date. CinCor undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
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