Vermillion, Inc. has announced that Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler, Matthew W. Strobeck and certain other investors have exercised warrants to purchase 12.1 million shares of Vermillion common stock at an exercise price of $1.46 per share.
The warrants were issued in conjunction with an equity financing transaction that closed on May 13, 2013. With the exercise of the warrants, Vermillion received $17.6 million in proceeds, bringing the total investment by investors in the May 2013 equity financing transaction to approximately $30.9 million, before transaction costs. Emerging Growth Equities, Ltd. advised Vermillion on the equity financing transaction.
Proceeds from the warrant exercise will be used to increase test sales and improve reimbursement for OVA1, expand commercial opportunities in the U.S. and new markets and advance one or more next-generation ovarian cancer diagnostic tests.