PONTE VEDRA, Fla., July 12, 2023 — Cadrenal Therapeutics, Inc., (“Cadrenal” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CVKD) a biopharmaceutical company developing tecarfarin, a late-stage novel oral and reversible anticoagulant (blood thinner) for certain rare medical conditions, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the issuance and sale of 4,285,715 of its shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.75 per share (or pre-funded warrant in lieu thereof) in a private placement priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules. In addition, the Company has agreed to issue to the investors in the offering unregistered warrants (the “warrants”) to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,285,715 shares of common stock. The aggregate gross proceeds to the Company from the private placement is expected to be approximately $7.5 million. The offering is expected to close on or about July 14, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital purposes.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The warrants to be issued in the offering will be exercisable immediately upon issuance at an exercise price of $1.75 per share and will expire five and one-half years from the date of issuance.
The unregistered shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants and warrants sold in the offering described above were offered in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and Regulation D promulgated thereunder and, along with the shares of common stock underlying the pre-funded warrants and warrants, have not been registered under the Act or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the shares of common stock, the pre-funded warrants, the warrants and the shares of common stock underlying the pre-funded warrants and warrants may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. The securities were offered only to accredited investors. Pursuant to a registration rights agreement with the investors, the Company has agreed to file one or more registration statements with the SEC covering the resale of the unregistered shares of common stock and the shares issuable upon exercise of the unregistered pre-funded warrants and warrants.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Cadrenal Therapeutics, Inc.
Cadrenal Therapeutics is developing tecarfarin, a late-stage novel oral and reversible anticoagulant (blood thinner) with orphan drug and Fast Track designations for the prevention of systemic thromboembolism (blood clots) of cardiac origin in patients with end-stage kidney disease, or ESKD, and atrial fibrillation. Tecarfarin is specifically designed to leverage a different metabolism pathway than the oldest and most commonly prescribed Vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) used in the prevention of thrombosis. Tecarfarin has been evaluated in eleven (11) human clinical trials and more than 1,000 individuals. In Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 2/3 clinical trials, tecarfarin has generally been well-tolerated in both healthy adult subjects and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). For more information, please visit: www.cadrenal.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Matthew Szot, CFO
Lytham Partners, LLC
Robert Blum, Managing Partner
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