ROTH Capital Partners Acts as Co-Manager
for Acer Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ACER)
in its $46 Million Follow-On

   

For more information please contact:

Investment Banking
Eric B. Cheng
Managing Director
Co-Head of Healthcare
Investment Banking
(646) 358-1901
echeng@roth.com

James Antonopoulos
Managing Director
Co-Head of Healthcare
Investment Banking
(646) 358-1906
jantonopoulos@roth.com

Equity Capital Markets
Aaron Gurewitz
Head of Equity
Capital Markets
(949) 720-5703
agurewitz@roth.com
 
Nazan Akdeniz
Senior Vice President
(949) 720-5740
nakdeniz@roth.com
 
Lou Ellis
Senior Vice President
(949) 720-5739
lellis@roth.com

Transaction Information
Acer Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ACER), a pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases with critical unmet medical need, has closed an underwritten public offering of 2,555,555 shares of its common stock, which includes the sale of 333,333 additional shares pursuant to the full exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters. The shares were sold at the public offering price of $18.00 per share, resulting in the gross proceeds for Acer Therapeutics of approximately $46 Million.

Acer intends to use the proceeds from this offering to fund its research and development efforts, to seek regulatory approval for EDSIVO™, to invest in pre-commercial activities for EDSIVO™, to advance development of ACER-001, to acquire or in-license product candidates, and for general corporate purposes, including working capital and other general and administrative purposes.

ROTH Capital Partners acted as co-manager for the offering.

About Acer Therapeutics
Acer, headquartered in Newton, MA, is a pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapies for patients with serious rare and ultra-rare diseases with critical unmet medical need. Acer’s late-stage clinical pipeline includes two candidates for severe genetic disorders: EDSIVO™ (celiprolol) for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS), and ACER-001 (a fully taste-masked, immediate release formulation of sodium phenylbutyrate) for urea cycle disorders (UCD) and Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD). There are no FDA-approved drugs for vEDS and MSUD and limited options for UCD, which collectively impact approximately 7,000 patients in the U.S. Acer’s product candidates have clinical proof-of-concept and mechanistic differentiation, and Acer intends to seek approval for them in the U.S. by using the regulatory pathway established under section 505(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) that allows an applicant to rely at least in part on third-party data for approval, which may expedite the preparation, submission, and approval of a marketing application. For more information, please visit https://acertx.com.
(Source: Company Press Release | 8/1/18)

About ROTH Capital Partners
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.

Date of Announcement: 8/7/18

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