ROTH Capital Partners Acts as Financial Advisor
for Avid Bioservices (CDMO)

   

For more information please contact:

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

Eric B. Cheng
Managing Director
Co-Head of Healthcare
Investment Banking
(646) 358-1901
echeng@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
Avid Bioservices, Inc. and Oncologie, Inc. have entered into an Asset Assignment and Purchase Agreement for Avid's phosphatidylserine (PS)-targeting program including bavituximab. Bavituximab is an investigational immune-modulatory monoclonal antibody that targets PS, a phospholipid that inhibits the ability of immune cells to recognize and fight tumors. In addition to bavituximab, the deal includes Avid's other PS-targeting antibodies, including betabodies, as well as certain other assets and licenses useful and/or necessary for the potential commercialization of bavituximab.

Under terms of the agreement, Avid will receive an aggregate of $8 million in upfront payments from Oncologie paid over a period of six months from the execution date of the agreement and will be eligible to receive up to $95 million in development, regulatory and commercialization milestones. Oncologie will be responsible for all future research, development and commercialization of bavituximab, and related intellectual property costs, with Avid receiving royalties on net sales that are upward tiering into the mid-teens. As part of the deal, Oncologie will also enter into an agreement with Avid for future contract development and manufacturing activities in support of bavituximab.

ROTH Capital Partners acted as financial advisor to Avid in this transaction, rendering a Fairness Opinion to its board of directors.

About Avid Bioservices, Inc
Avid Bioservices is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products derived from mammalian cell culture. The company provides a comprehensive range of process development, high quality cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. With nearly 25 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch and perfusion modes, Avid's services include cGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, bulk packaging, stability testing and regulatory strategy, submission and support. The company also provides a variety of process development activities, including cell line development and optimization, cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development and product characterization.  For more information, please visit https://avidbio.com.
(Source: Company Press Release | 2/12/18)

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: 2/15/18

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