Immunomedics, Royalty Pharma announce royalty funding, stock purchase agreements
Immunomedics and Royalty Pharma announced that Immunomedics has agreed to sell tiered, sales-based royalty rights on global net sales of sacituzumab govitecan to Royalty Pharma for $175 million. Royalty Pharma has also purchased $75 million in common stock of Immunomedics, at $17.15 per share, which represents a more than 15% premium over the stock's 15-day trailing average closing price. This $250 million funding provides Immunomedics the resources to support the Company's next phase of growth as it focuses on developing sacituzumab govitecan in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, advanced urothelial cancer and other indications of high medical need and on further building its clinical, medical affairs, commercial and manufacturing infrastructure. The royalty rate commences at 4.15 percent on net annual sales of up to $2 billion, declining step-wise based on sales tiers to 1.75 percent on net global annual sales exceeding $6 billion. This transaction will provide sufficient cash to fund operations into 2020.