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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), a leading genetics company, today announced that on October 2, 2020, it completed the transaction to bring ArcherDX, a leading genomics analysis company, into Invitae to create a comprehensive offering that provides testing services for disease risk, therapy optimization and personalized cancer monitoring to enable precision approaches to cancer treatment.
“With the addition of ArcherDX’s technologies, capabilities and team, Invitae is now well positioned to accelerate the utilization of genetic information throughout a cancer patient’s journey. Starting from risk profiling and diagnostic testing, moving to therapy optimization, monitoring and recurrence surveillance, Invitae can deliver the information needed to enable best-in-class personalized cancer care,” said Sean George, Ph.D., co-founder and chief executive officer of Invitae. “Invitae is on a mission to increase access to molecular medicine to all who can benefit, and the addition of the ArcherDX platform builds out an important segment serving the current and future oncology landscape.”
In connection with the closing of the acquisition, Jason Myers, Ph.D., has been appointed to Invitae’s Board of Directors, effective October 2, 2020, and will serve as president of oncology.
Under the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Plan of Reorganization, Invitae acquired ArcherDX for upfront consideration consisting of 30.0 million shares of Invitae common stock and $325.0 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. In addition, up to an additional 27.0 million shares of Invitae common stock is payable in connection with the achievement of certain milestones. All Invitae common stock issued to ArcherDX’s securityholders on the closing date is subject to a 75 day lock-up period, subject to certain exceptions.
In connection with the acquisition, Invitae entered into a credit agreement and guaranty with Perceptive Credit Opportunities Holdings III, LP providing for a senior secured term loan facility, and on October 2, 2020, borrowed an aggregate principal amount of $135.0 million under the credit agreement and guaranty. In addition, Invitae issued to Perceptive warrants to purchase 1.0 million shares of Invitae common stock.
In connection with the acquisition, Invitae sold $275.0 million of common stock to certain accredited investors in a private placement.
Author / sources: Invitae / https://ir.invitae.com/news-and-events/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Invitae-Completes-Transaction-with-ArcherDX-to-Bring-Comprehensive-Cancer-Genetics-and-Precision-Oncology-to-Patients-Worldwide/default.aspx