ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT), a commercial-stage biotechnology company leading the development of novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) to treat hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced the receipt of the $50 million second tranche under its convertible credit facility with Deerfield Partners, L.P. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, Deerfield). Under the terms of the Facility Agreement dated April 24, 2020, Deerfield agreed to provide to the Company up to $115 million in financing consisting of two separate tranches. The first $65 million was received upon completion of the Company’s initial public offering in May 2020, and the second tranche of $50 million has now been received following the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accelerated approval of ZYNLONTA™ (loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl).
“Following the recent approval of ZYNLONTA, we are pleased to further strengthen our balance sheet with the $50 million second tranche draw down,” said Chris Martin, Chief Executive Officer of ADC Therapeutics. “These funds will support the continued execution of our launch and advancement of our deep pipeline of next-generation ADCs.”
Pursuant to a related Registration Rights Agreement with Deerfield, the Company will file a registration statement on Form F-3 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission within 15 days. In the event that in the future Deerfield elects to exercise its conversion option with respect to the convertible notes issued under the Facility Agreement, this registration statement will allow Deerfield to sell the resulting shares. ADC Therapeutics will not sell any securities under this registration statement.