0001172661-15-000766.txt : 20150309 0001172661-15-000766.hdr.sgml : 20150309 20150309162448 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001172661-15-000766 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20150309 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20150309 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001347613 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS [2834] IRS NUMBER: 330505269 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-86352 FILM NUMBER: 15685491 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 420 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: SUITE 2012 CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10170 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-297-0010 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 420 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: SUITE 2012 CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10170 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20080812 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: PAWFECT FOODS INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20051221 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001055951 IRS NUMBER: 133976876 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 601 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 54TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: (212) 739-6400 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 601 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 54TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 SC 13G 1 sgyp123114.htm SCHEDULE 13G HOLDINGS REPORT



 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. )*



 

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

871639308
(CUSIP Number)

 

 

October 31, 2014
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

x Rule 13d-1(b)

o 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. 871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 2 of 9 Pages
         
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) 
 
OrbiMed Advisors LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a) o
(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
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
7,255,473
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
7,255,473
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
7,255,473
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)
 
 
o
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
7.05%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)
 
IA
 

CUSIP No. 871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 3 of 9 Pages
         
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) 
 
OrbiMed Capital LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a) o
(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
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
7,602,263
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
7,602,263
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
7,602,263
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)
 
 
o
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
7.37%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)
 
IA
 


 

 

CUSIP No. 871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 4 of 9 Pages
         
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) 
 
Samuel D. Isaly
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a) o
(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
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
14,857,736
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
14,857,736
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
14,857,736
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)
 
 
o
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
13.57%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)
 
HC
 

 

CUSIP No.  871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 5 of 9 Pages

 

Item 1.(a) Name of Issuer:

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2012

New York, NY 10170

United States

Item 2.(a) Name of Person Filing:

OrbiMed Advisors LLC

OrbiMed Capital LLC

Samuel D. Isaly

(b) Address of Principal Business Office:

601 Lexington Avenue, 54th Floor

New York, NY 10022

(c) Citizenship:

Please refer to Item 4 on each cover sheet for each filing person.

 (d) Title of Class of Securities:

Common Stock

 (e) CUSIP No.:

871639308

 
 

 

CUSIP No. 871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 6 of 9 Pages

 

 

Item 3. OrbiMed Advisors LLC and OrbiMed Capital LLC are investment advisors in accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E). Samuel D. Isaly is a control person in accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

 
 

 

CUSIP No. 871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 7 of 9 Pages

 

 

Item 4. Ownership:

Please see Items 5 - 9 and 11 for each cover sheet for each filing.

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.

 

Reporting persons are holding 13.57% (7.05% in the case of OrbiMed Advisors LLC and 7.37% in the case of OrbiMed Capital LLC) of the shares and share equivalents issuable from convertible bonds on behalf of other persons who have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, such securities, including two such persons each of which holds over 5% of the shares, namely OrbiMed Partners Master Fund Limited (7,602,263 shares, or 7.37%) and OrbiMed Partners II, L.P. (6,353,792 shares, or 6.22%).

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary which 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.

 

Not Applicable.

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not Applicable.

Item 10. Certification.

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and held in the ordinary course of business and 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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 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 8 of 9 Pages

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: March 9, 2015

 

 

  OrbiMed Advisors LLC
       
  By: Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly
    Title:  Managing Member
       
  OrbiMed Capital LLC
       
  By: Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly
    Title:  Managing Member
       
  Samuel D. Isaly
 
  Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly

 

 
 
 
 
CUSIP No.  871639308
 SCHEDULE 13G
Page 9 of 9 Pages

 

 

EXHIBIT A

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

The undersigned hereby agree that the Statement on this Schedule 13G dated March 9, 2015 (the "Schedule 13G"), with respect to the Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share, of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is filed on behalf of each of us pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that this Agreement shall be included as an Exhibit to this Schedule 13G. Each of the undersigned agrees to be responsible for the timely filing of the Schedule 13G, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning itself contained therein. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of March 9, 2015.

 

 

  OrbiMed Advisors LLC
       
  By: Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly
    Title:  Managing Member
       
  OrbiMed Capital LLC
       
  By: Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly
    Title:  Managing Member
       
  Samuel D. Isaly
 
  Samuel D. Isaly
    Name:  Samuel D. Isaly

 

 

The Statement on this Schedule 13G dated March 9, 2015 with respect to the Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share, of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is filed by Samuel D. Isaly in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(b) and Rule 13d-1(k), respectively, as control person (HC) of OrbiMed Advisors LLC and OrbiMed Capital LLC.

 

OrbiMed Advisors LLC and OrbiMed Capital LLC file this statement on Schedule 13G in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(b) and Rule 13d-1(k), respectively, as investment advisors (IA).