Hong Kong/Toronto (November 17, 2020): Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Hutchison China MediTech Limited (Chi-Med) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) for the investment of US$100 million of shares at a price equivalent to US$30 per American Depositary Share (ADS) via a private placement.
Chi-Med is an innovative, commercial-stage, biopharmaceutical company that over the past 20 years has been committed to the discovery and global development of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. It has a portfolio of nine cancer drug candidates currently in clinical studies around the world and extensive commercial infrastructure in its home market of China.
Agus Tandiono, Managing Director and Head of Fundamental Equities Asia at CPP Investments, said, “This placement aligns with CPP Investments’ focus on providing strategic, long-term capital to industry leading companies where we can participate in the future success of the business and help create greater value through ongoing partnership. We look forward to supporting Chi-Med’s work on innovation in oncology treatment.”
Chi-Med will receive all proceeds from this private placement of the equivalent of 3,333,334 ADSs, which will fund ongoing research and clinical development and support the further growth of its commercialization capabilities both in China and globally.
Christian Hogg, Chief Executive Officer of Chi-Med, said, “We are very pleased to welcome CPP Investments as a shareholder. CPP Investments’ focus on building long-term value and its experience in healthcare investing make it an important global strategic partner to Chi-Med. We look forward to building on the partnership as we work, during the next six months, to launch both surufatinib and savolitinib in China, subject to approval, as well as submit our first U.S. NDA on surufatinib.”
Visit Chi-Med’s exchange filing on the transaction which contains additional information about this private placement.
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