0000921895-13-000377.txt : 20130214 0000921895-13-000377.hdr.sgml : 20130214 20130214154550 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-13-000377 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130214 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130214 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001446847 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS [2834] IRS NUMBER: 043404176 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-85292 FILM NUMBER: 13613194 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 301 BINNEY STREET CITY: CAMBRIDGE STATE: MA ZIP: 02142 BUSINESS PHONE: 617-621-7722 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 301 BINNEY STREET CITY: CAMBRIDGE STATE: MA ZIP: 02142 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/A 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/A 1 sc13ga107422iro_12312012.htm sc13ga107422iro_12312012.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)1
 

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 (Name of Issuer)
 
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value
 (Title of Class of Securities)
 
46333X 10 8
 (CUSIP Number)
 
December 31, 2012
 (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. 46333X 10 8
 
 
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
 
20,189
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
20,189
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
20,189
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
 
PN

 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
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
 
14,377
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
14,377
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
14,377
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
 
PN

 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
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
 
5,252,561
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,252,561
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,252,561
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
6.9%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO

 
4

 
CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
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
 
5,287,127
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,287,127
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,287,127
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
6.9%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN, IA

 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
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
 
5,287,127
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,287,127
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,287,127
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
6.9%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
CO

 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
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
 
5,287,127
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,287,127
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
5,287,127
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
6.9%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8
 
Item 1(a).
Name of Issuer:

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

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

301 Binney Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

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

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.”

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

Class A common stock, $0.001 par value (the “Common Stock”)
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8

Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:

46333X 10 8

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 December 31, 2012, (i) BVF beneficially owned 20,189 shares of Common Stock, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned 14,377 shares of Common Stock and (iii) BVLLC beneficially owned 5,252,561 shares of Common Stock.

Partners, as the general partner of BVF and BVF2 and the manager of BVLLC, may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,287,127 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned in the aggregate by BVF, BVF2, and BVLLC.

BVF Inc., as the general partner of Partners, may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,287,127 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Partners.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8

Mr. Lampert, as a director and officer of BVF Inc., may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,287,127 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, and BVLLC 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:

The following percentages are based on 76,594,242 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of October 29, 2012, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 6, 2012.

As of the close of business on December 31, 2012, (i) BVF beneficially owned less than 1% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned less than 1% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (iii) BVLLC beneficially owned approximately 6.9% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock and (iv) each of Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert may be deemed to beneficially own approximately 6.9% 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.
 
 
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CUSIP NO. 46333X 10 8

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, and BVLLC.

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 to the initial Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 2012.

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. 46333X 10 8

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:  February 14, 2013

BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, 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
     
         
         
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND II, L.P.
 
BVF INC.
         
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its general partner
 
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
Mark N. Lampert
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
   
President
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
     
 
Mark N. Lampert
     
 
President
     
       
         
BVF INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
   
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
       
MARK N. LAMPERT
By:
BVF Partners L.P., its manager
     
         
By:
BVF Inc., its general partner
     
         
By:
/s/ Mark N. Lampert
     
 
Mark N. Lampert
     
 
President
     

 
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