Salarius, Aspire Capital announce a $10.9M stock purchase agreement
Salarius Pharmaceuticals announced that it has entered into a $10.9M common stock purchase agreement, including a $1M initial common stock purchase, with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC, a Chicago-based institutional investor. With the investment by Aspire plus non-dilutive funding from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas and ongoing financial support from the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Salarius believes it is well-capitalized to advance its current clinical programs through a number of near-term, value creating milestones, including early safety and efficacy data readouts from the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of Seclidemstat, Salarius' lead drug candidate, in Ewing sarcoma and the Phase 1 clinical trial of Seclidemstat in advanced solid tumors. Under the agreement, Aspire Capital is committed to purchase up to $10.9M of Salarius' common stock over a 30-month span extending into 2022, subject to certain terms and conditions. Immediately upon execution of the agreement, Aspire Capital made an initial purchase of 210,526 shares for $1M, a per share purchase price of $4.75, which is equal to the closing sale price of Salarius' shares on October 24, 2019, the date of the agreement. Any additional sales to Aspire Capital under the agreement will occur at the sole discretion of Salarius and at prices based on the market price of Salarius' common stock at the time of each sale. Under the terms of the agreement with Aspire Capital, Salarius retains full control over the timing of any stock sales made under the agreement and the amount of stock sold to Aspire Capital. There are no warrants, options, financing swaps, derivatives or other securities associated with the agreement. The agreement contains no restrictions on the use of proceeds, financial covenants or restrictions on future financings and no rights of first refusal, participation rights, penalties or liquidated damages. Lastly, Salarius maintains the right to terminate the agreement at any time, at its discretion, without any additional cost or penalty. The proceeds from this agreement will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.