SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 8, 2021 (October 5, 2021)
XERIS BIOPHARMA HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||
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|Item 8.01|| |
Effective October 5, 2021, Xeris Biopharma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Xeris Holdco) completed the previously announced acquisition and merger contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, dated as of May 24, 2021 (the Transaction Agreement), by and among Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Xeris), Strongbridge Biopharma plc (Strongbridge), Xeris Holdco and Wells MergerSub, Inc. (MergerSub). Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, (i) Xeris Holdco acquired Strongbridge (the Acquisition) pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under Irish law; and (ii) MergerSub merged with and into Xeris, with Xeris as the surviving corporation in the merger (the Merger, and the Merger together with the Acquisition, the Transactions). As a result of the Transactions, both Xeris and Strongbridge became wholly owned subsidiaries of Xeris Holdco.
Xeris Holdco Shares Outstanding
As a result of the Transactions and as of the close of business on October 5, 2021, Xeris Holdco had approximately 124.6 million shares issued and outstanding.
Section 16 Filings
As a result of the Transactions, equity held by the former officers and directors of Xeris was exchanged for equity in Xeris Holdco on a one-for-one basis. These exchanges were required to be reported on Form 4 filings which were filed on October 5, 2021. There were no sales into the open market by the former officers and directors of Xeris at the closing of the Transaction.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|XERIS BIOPHARMA HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Name:||Steven M. Pieper|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: October 8, 2021|