ROTH Capital Partners Acts as Co-Placement Agent
for Targovax ASA (OSE:TRVX) in its
NOK 73.7 Million Private Placement

   

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
Targovax ASA (OSE:TRVX), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing immune activators to target hard-to-treat solid tumors, has closed a private placement offering of 10,521,973 new shares at a subscription price of NOK 7.0 per share, resulting in the gross proceeds for Targovax ASA of approximately NOK 73.7 million. The Private Placement took place through an accelerated bookbuilding process after close of market on 21 March 2019.

Targovax ASA intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement to finance its ongoing clinical development, extension of cash runway into the third quarter of 2020, additional manufacturing development activities and general corporate purposes.

ROTH Capital Partners acted as co-placement agent for the transaction.

About Targovax ASA
Activating the patient's immune system to fight cancer Targovax (OSE:TRVX) is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing immune activators to target hard-to-treat solid tumors. Immuno-oncology is currently one of the fastest growing therapeutic fields in medicine.

Targovax's lead product candidate, ONCOS-102, is a genetically modified oncolytic adenovirus, which has been engineered to selectively infect and replicate in cancer cells. It has been shown to activate the immune system to generate tumor-specific immune responses. In phase I trials, ONCOS-102 induced both local and systemic innate and adaptive immune activation, which has been associated with clinical benefit. ONCOS-102's targeted path-to-market indication is mesothelioma, where the virus is currently being tested in a randomized phase II trial. Another trial, in checkpoint inhibitor refractory advanced melanoma, is expected to produce important proof-of-concept immune activation data in heavily pre-treated patients.

Targovax is also developing a neo-antigen cancer vaccine targeting tumors with oncogenic RAS-mutations, which are known to drive cancer. The TG vaccine program has shown strong RAS-specific immune activation and a signal of clinical efficacy in a 32-patient trial with TG01 in resected pancreatic cancer. A next generation product candidate, TG02 is currently tested in a phase I trial in colorectal cancer, both as monotherapy and in combination with Keytruda (an anti-PD1 check point inhibitor). For more information, please visit www.targovax.com. (Source: Company Press Release | 3/21/19)

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: 4/4/19

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