Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO), (“Vapotherm” or the “Company”), a global medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of its proprietary Vapotherm high velocity therapy® products, which are used to treat patients of all ages suffering from respiratory distress, today announced that it closed its previously announced private placement on February 10, 2023, for the issuance and sale of 17,502,244 shares of its common stock and pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 4,402,508 shares of its common stock. The pre-funded warrants have a term of 30 years and an exercise price of $0.001 per share. In addition, the Company issued accompanying warrants to purchase one share of common stock for each share of common stock or pre-funded warrant purchased by the investors. The warrants were exercisable immediately upon issuance, in whole or in part, at an exercise price of $1.17 per share and have a 5-year life.
Gross proceeds were approximately $23.0 million before deducting the placement agent fees and other offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for sales and marketing, working capital, and other general corporate purposes.
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. acted as the sole placement agent for this offering.
The securities issued have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Pursuant to the terms of private placement, Vapotherm has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the securities sold in the private placement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO) is a publicly traded developer and manufacturer of advanced respiratory technology based in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. The Company develops innovative, comfortable, non-invasive technologies for respiratory support of patients with chronic or acute breathing disorders. Over 3.6 million patients have been treated with the use of Vapotherm high velocity therapy® systems.
Vapotherm high velocity therapy is mask-free non-invasive respiratory support and is a front-line tool for relieving respiratory distress—including hypercapnia, hypoxemia, and dyspnea. It allows for the fast, safe treatment of undifferentiated respiratory distress with one tool. The HVT 2.0 and Precision Flow systems’ mask-free interfaces deliver optimally conditioned breathing gases, making it comfortable for patients and reducing the risks and care complexities associated with mask therapies. While being treated, patients can talk, eat, drink and take oral medication.
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