0000921895-11-001243.txt : 20110606 0000921895-11-001243.hdr.sgml : 20110606 20110606172045 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-11-001243 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 FILED AS OF DATE: 20110606 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20110606 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001034842 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS [2834] IRS NUMBER: 943248524 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-59985 FILM NUMBER: 11896239 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1180 VETERANS BOULEVARD CITY: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94080 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1180 VETERANS BOULEVARD CITY: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94080 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND L P CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000918923 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: INVESTMENT ADVICE [6282] IRS NUMBER: 363924731 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 900 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE, SUITE 1100 CITY: CHICAGO STATE: IL ZIP: 60611 BUSINESS PHONE: 3125066500 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 900 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE, SUITE 1100 CITY: CHICAGO STATE: IL ZIP: 60611 SC 13G 1 sc13g07422rig_06022011.htm SCHEDULE 13G sc13g07422rig_06022011.htm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
(Rule 13d-102)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)
(Amendment No.  )1
 

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 (Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
 (Title of Class of Securities)
 
766559603
 (CUSIP Number)
 
May 26, 2011
 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
   o  Rule 13d-1(b)
 
   x  Rule 13d-1(c)
 
   o  Rule 13d-1(d)
 
 

_______________
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
      The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 
 
 
 

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
1,249,474
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
1,249,474
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
1,249,474
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
1.8%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

 
2

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
841,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
841,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
841,000
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
1.2%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

 
3

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
BVF Investments, L.L.C.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
3,236,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,236,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
3,236,000
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
4.7%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO

 
4

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Investment 10, L.L.C.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Illinois
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
371,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
371,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
371,000
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
Less than 1%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO

 
5

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
BVF Partners L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,697,474
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,697,474
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,697,474
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
8.3%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN, IA

 
6

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
BVF Inc.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,697,474
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,697,474
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,697,474
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
8.3%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
CO

 
7

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
Mark N. Lampert
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) x
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
United States
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,697,474
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,697,474
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,697,474
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
8.3%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

 
8

 
CUSIP NO. 766559603
 
Item 1(a).               Name of Issuer:

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”).

Item 1(b).
Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

1180 Veterans Boulevard
South San Francisco, California 94080

Item 2(a).
Name of Person Filing
Item 2(b).
Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence
Item 2(c).
Citizenship

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. (“BVF”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Delaware

Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P. (“BVF2”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Delaware

BVF Investments, L.L.C. (“BVLLC”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Delaware

Investment 10, L.L.C. (“ILL10”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Illinois

BVF Partners L.P. (“Partners”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Delaware

BVF Inc.
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: Delaware

Mark N. Lampert (“Mr. Lampert”)
900 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Citizenship: United States

Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 766559603

Item 2(d).
Title of Class of Securities:

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”)

Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:

766559603

Item 3.
If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

 
 
/x/
Not applicable.

 
(a)
/ /
Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.

 
(b)
/ /
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.

 
(c)
/ /
Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.

 
(d)
/ /
Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.

 
(e)
/ /
An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).

 
(f)
/ /
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).

 
(g)
/ /
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

 
(h)
/ /
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

 
(i)
/ /
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act.

 
(j)
/ /
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 
(k)
/ /
Group, in accordance with Rule 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: ____

Item 4.
Ownership

 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:

As of the close of business on June 3, 2011, (i) BVF beneficially owned 1,249,474 shares of Common Stock, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned 841,000 shares of Common Stock, (iii) BVLLC beneficially owned 3,236,000 shares of Common Stock, and (iv) ILL10 beneficially owned 371,000 shares of Common Stock.

Partners, as the general partner of BVF and BVF2, the manager of BVLLC and the investment adviser of ILL10, may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,697,474 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned in the aggregate by BVF, BVF2, BVLLC and ILL10.

BVF Inc., as the general partner of Partners, may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,697,474 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Partners.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 766559603

Mr. Lampert, as a director and officer of BVF Inc., may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,697,474 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by BVF Inc.

The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by any Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of any shares of Common Stock owned by another Reporting Person.  Each of Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by BVF, BVF2, BVLLC and ILL10 and the filing of this statement shall not be construed as an admission that any such person or entity is the beneficial owner of any such securities.

 
(b)
Percent of class:

Based on 68,579,117 shares of Common Stock outstanding as disclosed in the Issuer’s Prospectus Supplement filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 26, 2011.

As of the close of business on June 3, 2011, (i) BVF beneficially owned approximately 1.8% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned approximately 1.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (iii) BVLLC beneficially owned approximately 4.7% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (iv) ILL10 beneficially owned less than 1% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock and (v) each of Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert may be deemed to beneficially own approximately 8.3% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:

 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

Not Applicable.

Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

Pursuant to the operating agreement of BVLLC, Partners is authorized, among other things, to invest the contributed capital of Samana Capital, L.P., the majority member of BVLLC, in the shares of Common Stock and other securities of the Issuer and to vote, exercise or convert and dispose of each security, and is entitled to receive fees based on assets under management and, subject to certain exceptions, allocations based on realized and unrealized gains on such assets.

Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert share voting and dispositive power over the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by BVF, BVF2, BVLLC and ILL10.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 766559603

Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary That Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

Not Applicable.

Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

See Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not Applicable.

Item 10.
Certifications.

By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 766559603

SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: June 6, 2011
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, L.P.
 
INVESTMENT 10, L.L.C.
         
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its investment manager
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
Mark N. Lampert
   
Mark N. Lampert
 
President
   
President
         
         
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND II, L.P.
 
BVF PARTNERS L.P.
         
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
Mark N. Lampert
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
   
President
 
Mark N. Lampert
     
 
President
     
     
BVF INC.
         
BVF INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
Mark N. Lampert
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its manager
   
President
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
     
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
   
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
Mark N. Lampert
   
MARK N. LAMPERT
 
President
     
 
 
 
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EX-99.1 2 ex991to13g07422rig_06022011.htm JOINT FILING AGREEMENT ex991to13g07422rig_06022011.htm
Exhibit 99.1
 
Joint Filing Agreement

The undersigned hereby agree that the Statement on Schedule 13G dated June 6, 2011 with respect to the shares of Common Stock of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and any further amendments thereto executed by each and any of the undersigned shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
Dated: June 6, 2011
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, L.P.
 
INVESTMENT 10, L.L.C.
         
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its investment manager
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
Mark N. Lampert
   
Mark N. Lampert
 
President
   
President
         
         
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND II, L.P.
 
BVF PARTNERS L.P.
         
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its general partner
 
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
Mark N. Lampert
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
   
President
 
Mark N. Lampert
     
 
President
     
     
BVF INC.
         
BVF INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
Mark N. Lampert
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its manager
   
President
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
     
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
   
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
 
Mark N. Lampert
   
MARK N. LAMPERT
 
President