CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Epizyme, Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,142,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, before underwriting discounts. In addition, Epizyme has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 771,300 shares of common stock at the same price to cover over-allotments, if any. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Market on May 31, 2013 under the ticker symbol "EPZM."
The offering is expected to close on June 5, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Citigroup, Cowen and Company and Leerink Swann LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC and Wedbush Securities Inc. are acting as co-managers.
A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 30, 2013. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by email at [email protected], or by phone at 1-800-831-9146; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, phone (631) 274-2806, fax (631) 254-7140; or Leerink Swann LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by email at [email protected], or by phone at 1-800-808-7525.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
About Epizyme, Inc.
Epizyme is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers. Epizyme has built a proprietary product platform that the company uses to create small molecule inhibitors of a 96-member class of enzymes known as histone methyltransferases, or HMTs. HMTs are part of the system of gene regulation, referred to as epigenetics, that controls gene expression. Genetic alterations can result in changes to the activity of HMTs, making them oncogenic (cancer-causing).