Epigenomics AG / Key word(s): Contract/Disposal
10-Oct-2023 / 20:56 CET/CEST
Closing of Agreement on the Acquisition of Almost All Assets and Adjustment of Guidance for 2023
Berlin, Germany, October 10, 2023 – Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt General Standard: ECX1; the “Company”) closed today the agreement entered into on July 24, 2023 with New Day Diagnostics LLC (“New Day Diagnostics”), a U.S.-based diagnostics and contract research company, for the sale of its major assets. As a result, almost all of the Company’s assets have been transferred to New Day Diagnostics.
As part of the closing, the Company has received as consideration a cash payment of USD 0.5 million and an interest in New Day Diagnostics. Furthermore, the Company is entitled to payments in the amount of USD 1.0 million as of December 1, 2023 and further USD 0.3 million as of June 30, 2024.
The agreement with New Day Diagnostics provides for further potential cash payments. These payments depend, for one thing, on the achievement of certain milestones related to Epi proColon and in particular Epi proColon “Next-Gen” and can amount to up to USD 8.0 million. On the other hand, the Company is eligible for license payments and earn-out payments (mainly in the form of royalties on sales) in the period until 2043, the end of the patent lifetime, which are dependent on the commercialization of Epi proColon “Next-Gen”.
As a consequence of the closing of the agreement with New Day Diagnostics, the Company has adjusted its guidance for 2023 and now expects an adjusted EBITDA (before share-based payment expenses) in a range of EUR -4.5 million to EUR -5.5 million (previously EUR -7.0 million to EUR -9.0 million). The adjustment results essentially from the income for the year 2023 from the contract with New Day Diagnostics. The expected cash-consumption for 2023 of EUR 7.0 million to EUR 9.0 million remains unchanged.
Note on forward-looking statements
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