Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2018



Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-37539   27-4825712

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


IRS Employer

Identification No.)

171 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 300

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 741-7700

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Underwritten Public Offering

On December 7, 2018, Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., as representative of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), to issue and sell 3,409,090 shares of common stock of the Company (“Common Stock”) in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-220127) containing a related base prospectus and prospectus supplement.

The public offering price was $44.00 per share of Common Stock. The Company estimates that the gross proceeds from the Offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, will be approximately $150.0 million. The Offering closed on December 11, 2018. In addition, the Underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase 511,363 additional shares of Common Stock.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement, speak as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. A copy of the legal opinion as to the legality of the shares of Common Stock to be issued and sold in the Offering is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

Press Releases for Underwritten Public Offering

On December 6, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of the Offering. On December 7, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. Copies of the press releases are filed as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively, to this Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



  1.1    Underwriting Agreement dated December 7, 2018 by and between Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., as representative of the several underwriters.
  5.1    Opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP.
23.1    Consent of Goodwin Procter LLP (Included in Exhibit 5.1).
99.1    Press Release dated December 6, 2018.
99.2    Press Release dated December 7, 2018.


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.

Dated: December 12, 2018


By:   /s/ Jeffrey Farrow
  Jeffrey Farrow
  Chief Financial Officer