S-1MEF

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2018

Registration Number 333-          

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

TRICIDA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   2834   46-3372526

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

 

7000 Shoreline Court

Suite 201

South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 429-7800

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Gerrit Klaerner, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer & President

Tricida, Inc.

7000 Shoreline Court

Suite 201

South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 429-7800

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

With copies to:

Geoffrey W. Levin, Esq.

Sharon R. Flanagan, Esq.

Istvan A. Hajdu, Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP

787 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Telephone: (212) 839-5300

Fax: (212) 839-5599

 

David Peinsipp

Divakar Gupta, Esq.

Charles S. Kim, Esq.

Cooley LLP

101 California Street 5th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone: (415) 693-2000

Fax: (415) 693-2222

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective.

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 check the following box.  ☐

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☒ 333-225420

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer         (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  ☒    Smaller reporting company  
Emerging growth company       

If an emerging growth company, indicate by checkmark if the registrant has not elected to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☒

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

TITLE OF EACH CLASS OF

SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED

 

AMOUNT

TO BE
REGISTERED (1)

  PROPOSED
MAXIMUM
OFFERING PRICE
PER SHARE
 

PROPOSED
MAXIMUM
AGGREGATE

OFFERING

PRICE (2)

 

AMOUNT OF

REGISTRATION

FEE (2)(3)

Common stock, $0.001 par value per share

  1,610,000   $19.00   $30,590,000   $3,808.50

 

 

(1) The Registrant is registering 1,610,000 shares of common stock pursuant to this Registration Statement, which includes 210,000 shares which the underwriters have the option to purchase. Does not include shares of common stock that the Registrant previously registered on Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-225420), as amended (the “Registration Statement”).
(2) The registration fee is calculated in accordance with Rule 457(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
(3) The Registrant previously registered 11,845,000 shares of its common stock on the Registration Statement, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2018, for which a filing fee of $26,545 was paid. In accordance with Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, an additional amount of securities having the proposed maximum aggregate offering price of $30,590,000 is hereby registered.

This registration Statement shall become effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE AND INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

Pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), Tricida, Inc. (“Registrant”) is filing this Registration Statement on Form S-1 (this “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”). This Registration Statement relates to the public offering of securities contemplated by the Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-225420) (the “Prior Registration Statement”), which the Registrant originally filed with the Commission on June 4, 2018, and subsequently amended on June 18, 2018, June 25, 2018 and June 27, 2018, and which the Commission declared effective on June 27, 2018.

The Registrant is filing this Registration Statement for the sole purpose of increasing the aggregate number of shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, offered by the Registrant by 1,610,000 shares, 210,000 of which are subject to purchase upon exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of the Registrant’s common stock. The additional shares that are being registered for issuance and sale are in an amount and at a price that together represent no more than 20% of the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table contained in the Prior Registration Statement. The information set forth in the Prior Registration Statement, including all amendments and exhibits thereto, are incorporated by reference herein.

The required opinion and consents are listed on the Exhibit Index attached hereto and filed herewith.

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
number
  

Description

  5.1*    Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP
23.1*    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
23.2*    Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
24.1†    Power of Attorney

 

* Filed herewith.
Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-225420).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in South San Francisco, State of California on June 27, 2018.

 

TRICIDA, INC.
By:  

/s/ Gerrit Klaerner

 

Name:  Gerrit Klaerner, Ph.D.

 

Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on the date indicated:

 

SIGNATURE

      

DATE

/s/    Gerrit Klaerner        

Gerrit Klaerner, Ph.D.

  

Chief Executive Officer,

President and Director (principal

executive officer)

  June 27, 2018

/s/    Geoffrey M. Parker        

Geoffrey M. Parker

  

Chief Financial Officer

(principal financial officer)

  June 27, 2018

/s/    Steffen Pietzke        

Steffen Pietzke

  

Vice President of Finance and

Chief Accounting Officer

(principal accounting officer)

  June 27, 2018

*

Klaus Veitinger, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

  

Chairman of the Board of

Directors

  June 27, 2018

*

Robert J. Alpern, M.D.

   Director   June 27, 2018

*

David Bonita, M.D.

   Director   June 27, 2018

*

Sandra I. Coufal, M.D.

   Director   June 27, 2018

*

Kathryn Falberg

   Director   June 27, 2018

*

David Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D.

   Director   June 27, 2018
*By:   /s/    Geoffrey M. Parker        
 

Geoffrey M. Parker

Attorney-in-Fact

EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

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AMERICA • ASIA • PACIFIC EUROPE

June 27, 2018

Tricida, Inc.

7000 Shoreline Court, Suite 201

South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

  Re: 1,610,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We refer to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed by Tricida, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on the date hereof pursuant to Rule 462(b) (the “Additional Registration Statement”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Additional Registration Statement relates to the registration under the Securities Act of 1,610,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Additional Shares”), of the Company. The Additional Registration Statement incorporates by reference the Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-225420, filed by the Company with the SEC under the Securities Act, as amended to the date hereof (as so amended, the “Original Registration Statement”). This opinion letter is in addition to our opinion letter that was filed as Exhibit 5.1 to the Original Registration Statement. The Additional Shares are to be sold by the Company pursuant to an underwriting agreement among the Company and the Underwriters named therein, the form of which has been filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Original Registration Statement (the “Underwriting Agreement”).

This opinion letter is being delivered in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act.

We have examined (i) the Original Registration Statement; (ii) the form of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) of the Company to be filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware prior to the closing of the sale of the shares contemplated by the Original Registration Statement and the Additional Registration Statement, filed as Exhibit 3.4 to the Original Registration Statement; (iii) the form of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company to be effective prior to the closing of the sale of the shares contemplated by the Original Registration Statement and the Additional Registration Statement, filed as Exhibit 3.5 to the Original Registration Statement; (iv) the form of the Underwriting Agreement; (v) the Additional Registration Statement, and (vi) the resolutions adopted by the board of directors of the Company relating to the Original Registration Statement and the Additional Registration Statement and the issuance by the

 

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Company of the shares contemplated by the Original Registration Statement and the Additional Registration Statement. We have also examined originals, or copies of originals certified to our satisfaction, of such agreements, documents, certificates and statements of the Company and other corporate documents and instruments, and have examined such questions of law, as we have considered relevant and necessary as a basis for this opinion letter. We have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of all persons and the conformity with the original documents of any copies thereof submitted to us for examination. As to facts relevant to the opinions expressed herein, we have relied without independent investigation or verification upon, and assumed the accuracy and completeness of certificates, letters and oral and written statements and representations of public officials and officers and other representatives of the Company. We have also assumed that the Certificate of Incorporation will be approved by all requisite action of the stockholders of the Company and will be duly filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware prior to the sale of the Additional Shares.

Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Additional Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable when: (i) the Company’s board of directors or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have duly adopted final resolutions setting the price of the Additional Shares; and (ii) certificates representing the Additional Shares shall have been duly executed, countersigned and registered and duly delivered to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor in an amount not less than the par value thereof or, if any Additional Shares are to be issued in uncertificated form, the Company’s books shall reflect the issuance of such Additional Shares to the purchasers thereof against payment of the agreed consideration therefor in an amount not less than the par value thereof, all in accordance with the Underwriting Agreement as executed and delivered by the parties thereto.

This opinion letter is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. We express no opinion as to the laws, rules or regulations of any other jurisdiction, including, without limitation, the federal laws of the United States of America or any state securities or blue sky laws.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion letter as an Exhibit to the Additional Registration Statement and to all references to our Firm included in or made a part of the Additional Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act.

Very truly yours

/s/ Sidley Austin LLP

EX-23.1

Exhibit 23.1

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 of the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” and to the incorporation by reference of our report dated February 28, 2018 (except for the last paragraph of Note 1, as to which the date is June 18, 2018), with respect to the financial statements of Tricida, Inc. included in Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement (Form S-1 No. 333-225420) and related Prospectus of Tricida, Inc. for the registration of its common stock.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Redwood City, California

June 27, 2018