Fluidigm announces exercise of underwriters over-allotment option and closing of $60 million public offering of common stock
The shares include 549,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the over-allotment option granted by Fluidigm to the underwriters, which option was exercised in full. The net proceeds from the sale of the shares, after deducting the underwriters’ discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Fluidigm, will be approximately $56.1 million.
Fluidigm currently plans to use the net proceeds from this offering for research and development, commercialization of its products, working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Piper Jaffray & Co. and Cowen and Company, LLC acted as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Leerink Swann LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as the co-managers for the offering.
Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) develops, manufactures and markets microfluidic systems for growth markets in the life science and agricultural biotechnology, or Ag-Bio, industries. Fluidigm’s proprietary microfluidic systems consist of instruments and consumables, including chips, assays and other reagents. These systems are designed to significantly simplify experimental workflow, increase throughput and reduce costs, while providing the excellent data quality demanded by customers. Fluidigm actively markets four microfluidic systems, including nine different commercial chips, to leading academic institutions, diagnostic laboratories, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and Ag-Bio companies. Fluidigm products are marketed for research purposes only (not for diagnostic use).