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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Prices USD 400m Stock Offering
19 August 2019 - - US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCPH) has priced registered underwritten public offering of 10,810,810 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of USD 37.00 per share, the company said.

The gross proceeds to Deciphera from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be USD 400m.

This offering is expected to close on or about August 19, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Deciphera has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,621,621 additional shares of its common stock.

J.P. Morgan, Piper Jaffray and Jefferies acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Guggenheim Securities acted as lead manager for the offering. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey acted as co-manager for the offering.

Deciphera intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund: clinical trials for ripretinib, including the expansion stage of its current Phase 1 clinical trial, its ongoing pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials, and additional clinical trials, as well as clinical research outsourcing and manufacturing of clinical trial material, and pre-commercialisation manufacturing process development and validation.

It also plans to use the funds for clinical trials for DCC-3014, including the expansion stage of its current Phase 1 clinical trial, as well as clinical research outsourcing and manufacturing of clinical trial material; clinical trials for rebastinib, including its current Phase 1b/2 clinical trial, as well as clinical research outsourcing and manufacturing of clinical trial material; Investigational New Drug-enabling studies and the potential development of DCC-3116; new and ongoing research activities for future drug candidates using its proprietary kinase switch control inhibitor platform; continued growth of its commercial and medical affairs capabilities to support its transition from a development-stage company toward a commercial-stage company; and working capital purposes, including general operating expenses.

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies.

Its small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers.
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