CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VYGR), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases, today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 5,175,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $12.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares of common stock issued and sold in the offering at the closing include 675,000 shares issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares in the offering were sold by Voyager.
The aggregate net proceeds before expenses to Voyager from the offering are approximately $58.4 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions.
Morgan Stanley and Cowen acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Stifel and Wells Fargo Securities acted as lead managers for the offering, and Nomura acted as co-manager.
About Voyager Therapeutics
Voyager Therapeutics is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases. Voyager is committed to advancing the field of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy through innovation and investment in vector engineering and optimization, manufacturing and dosing and delivery techniques. Voyager’s pipeline focuses on severe neurological diseases in need of effective new therapies, including advanced Parkinson’s disease, a monogenic form of ALS, Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and severe, chronic pain. Voyager has broad strategic collaborations with Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Founded by scientific and clinical leaders in the fields of AAV gene therapy, expressed RNA interference and neuroscience, Voyager Therapeutics is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.