Sensei Biotherapeutics Announces Pricing of Upsized IPO


BOSTON and ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the discovery and development of next generation therapeutics for cancer, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 7,000,052 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $19.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Sensei from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Sensei, are expected to be approximately $133.0 million. All of the shares are being offered by Sensei and are expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Market on February 4, 2021 under the ticker symbol “SNSE.” In addition, Sensei has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,007 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on February 8, 2021 subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Citigroup, Piper Sandler & Co. and Berenberg are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. is acting as the lead manager for the proposed offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

About Sensei Biotherapeutics

Sensei Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and delivery of next generation of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. The company has developed a proprietary bacteriophage-based platform, ImmunoPhage™, that enables the rapid generation of immune activating therapeutic agents that fully engage the immune system. Using the ImmunoPhage™ platform, Sensei is developing a library of ImmunoPhage, called Phortress™, to target multiple tumor-associated antigens to create a personalized yet off-the-shelf cocktail approach for treating cancer patients. The platform enables efficient, scalable and cost-effective manufacturing to support all of Sensei’s clinical programs. The company’s most advanced immunotherapy, SNS-301, a first-in-class ImmunoPhage™ targeting the tumor antigen Aspartyl beta Hydroxylase (ASPH), is currently in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Earlier stage programs include SNS-401, a ImmunoPhage™ cocktail for the treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and SNS-VISTA, an antibody-based therapeutic targeting an immune checkpoint gene that inhibits anti-tumor immune responses called V-domain Ig suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA).

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