Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) Files An 8-K Other Events

Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01. Other Events.

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On November 12, 2018, Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (“Avenue”), a subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a Stock Purchase and Merger Agreement (the “SPMA”) by and among Avenue, InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Buyer”) and Madison Pharmaceuticals Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Buyer, to which the Buyer intended to purchase, for $35 million, common stock representing 33.3% of the fully diluted capitalization of Avenue (the “First Stage Closing”), and subsequently acquire the remaining issued and outstanding capital stock of Avenue in a reverse subsidiary merger transaction (the “Merger Transaction” and “Second Stage Closing”, respectively), for aggregate consideration of $180 million (payable to all non-Buyer shareholders of Avenue), subject to certain reductions. In the Merger Transaction, stockholders would also receive certain contingent value rights which represent the right to receive certain contingent cash payments upon the achievement of certain milestones relating to annual net sales and gross profit targets of IV Tramadol, to a contingent value rights agreement to be entered into between Avenue and a rights agent upon the Second Stage Closing. to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the SPMA, the Buyer will, at the Second Stage Closing, hold 50% of the issued and outstanding equity interests of Avenue. The Company’s Form 8-K, filed on November 16, 2018, is herein incorporated by reference and further describes the SPMA and other ancillary agreements.

On February 8, 2019, Avenue and the Buyer completed the First Stage Closing under the SPMA. In connection with the First Stage Closing, Avenue received $35 million from the Buyer and the Buyer received 5,833,333 shares of Avenue’s common stock, resulting in an ownership interest in Avenue by the Buyer of 33.3% on a fully diluted basis.

The Company is filing this Form 8-K in connection with the completion of the First Stage Closing to the SPMA.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

ExhibitNo. Description ofExhibit
10.1 Stock Purchase and Merger Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Avenue Therapeutics, Inc., InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Madison Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.2 Stockholders Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Avenue Therapeutics, Inc., Fortress Biotech, Inc., Dr. Lucy Lu, M.D. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.3 Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.4 Guaranty, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Fortress Biotech, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.5 Voting and Support Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Avenue Therapeutics, Inc., Fortress Biotech, Inc., Dr. Lucy Lu, M.D. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.6 Waiver Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Avenue Therapeutics, Inc., Fortress Biotech, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.7 Restrictive Covenant Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Fortress Biotech, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.
10.8 Indemnification Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2018, by and between Fortress Biotech, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated herein by reference from the Company’s Form 8-K filed on November 16, 2018.

About Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO)

Fortress Biotech, Inc., formerly Coronado Biosciences, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is involved in the development of immunotherapy agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Its sole product candidate is CNDO-109. The Company is also focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. The Company’s product, CNDO-109, is a lysate (disrupted Closteroviridae (CTV)-1 cells, cell membrane fragments, cell proteins and other cellular components) that activates donor Natural Killer (NK) cells. CTV-1 is a leukemic cell line re-classified as a T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The Company holds the license to develop and commercialize CNDO-109 to activate NK cells for the treatment of cancer-related and other conditions, and a non-exclusive license to certain clinical data solely for use in the Investigational new drug (IND) for CNDO-109. The Company is conducting the Phase I clinical studies of CNDO-109.

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