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Inventiva réalise une augmentation de capital de 15 M€ souscrite par des actionnaires existants

7 février 2020

Daix (France), le 7 février 2020 – Inventiva (Euronext : IVA), société biopharmaceutique spécialisée dans le développement clinique de petites molécules administrées par voie orale pour le traitement de maladies dans les domaines de la fibrose, de la surcharge lysosomale et de l’oncologie, annonce aujourd’hui le succès de la réalisation d’une augmentation de capital de 15 millions d’euros souscrite par certains de ses actionnaires principaux existants, BVF Partners L.P., NEA, Novo Holdings A/S et Sofinnova Partners. L’augmentation de capital social a été réalisée au cours de clôture en date du 6 février 2020 sans décote.

Frédéric Cren, Président-directeur général et cofondateur d’Inventiva, a commenté : « Nous sommes très heureux du succès de cette augmentation de capital qui a été réalisée au prix du marché et qui nous permet d’étendre notre visibilité financière jusqu’à la fin du deuxième trimestre 2021. Cette opération intervient après un deuxième semestre 2019 très riche en avancées cliniques pour Inventiva, avec notamment la fin du recrutement des patients dans notre étude clinique de Phase IIb avec lanifibranor dans la NASH, les résultats positifs de l’étude clinique de Phase IIa avec odiparcil dans la MPS VI ou encore le lancement, plus tôt que prévu, de l’étude clinique avec ABB-157 chez des patients atteints de psoriasis par notre partenaire AbbVie. Grâce à la confiance renouvelée de nos investisseurs principaux, BVF Partners L.P., NEA, Novo Holdings A/S et Sofinnova Partners et cela à quelques mois des résultats de notre étude clinique dans la NASH, nous abordons l’année 2020 avec une grande confiance et des moyens financiers renforcés pour poursuivre le développement clinique de lanifibranor et odiparcil, nos deux candidats médicaments clés. »

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Yannick Tetzlaff / Tristan Roquet Montegon

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

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