0001213900-22-027086.txt : 20220516 0001213900-22-027086.hdr.sgml : 20220516 20220516160545 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001213900-22-027086 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 47 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20220331 FILED AS OF DATE: 20220516 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20220516 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MoonLake Immunotherapeutics CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001821586 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS [2834] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: E9 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-39630 FILM NUMBER: 22928786 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: DORFSTRASSE 29 CITY: ZUG STATE: V8 ZIP: 6300 BUSINESS PHONE: 41 41 510 8022 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: DORFSTRASSE 29 CITY: ZUG STATE: V8 ZIP: 6300 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Helix Acquisition Corp DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20200818 10-Q 1 f10q0322_moonlake.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

 QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

 

 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                      to                    

 

Commission file number: 001-39630

 

MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Cayman Islands   N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

Dorfstrasse 29

6300 Zug

Switzerland

  N/A
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

41 415108022

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Helix Acquisition Corp.
Cormorant Asset Management, LP
200 Clarendon Street
, 52nd Floor
Boston, MA

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share   MLTX   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒   No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒   No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐     No

 

As of May 16, 2022, there were 36,925,639 Class A Ordinary Shares, $0.0001 par value, no Class B Ordinary Shares, $0.0001 par value, and 15,775,472 Class C Ordinary Shares, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2022

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION    
       
Item 1. Financial Statements   1
       
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2021   1
       
  Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021   2
       
  Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021   3
       
  Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021   4
       
  Notes to Condensed Financial Statements   5
       
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   15
       
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk   19
       
Item 4. Control and Procedures   19
       
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION   20
       
Item 1. Legal Proceedings   20
       
Item 1A. Risk Factors   20
       
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   21
       
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities   21
       
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   21
       
Item 5. Other Information   21
       
Item 6. Exhibits   22
       
SIGNATURES   23

 

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Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

March 31,

2022

   December 31,
2021
 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Cash  $23,336   $666,790 
Restricted Cash   101,000,000     
Prepaid expenses   135,916    126,916 
Short-term loan receivables   15,000,000    
 
Total Current Assets   116,159,252    793,706 
           
Proceeds held in Trust Account   115,051,039    115,042,608 
TOTAL ASSETS  $231,210,291   $115,836,314 
           
LIABILITIES, CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)          
Current liabilities          
Accrued expenses  $5,797,949    3,870,251 
Capital Contributions — PIPE   116,000,000    
 
Share redemption liability   80,842,313     
Promissory note — related party   150,000    
 
Total Current Liabilities   202,790,262    3,870,251 
           
Deferred underwriting fee payable   4,025,000    4,025,000 
Total Liabilities   206,815,262    7,895,251 
           
Commitments and Contingencies   
 
    
 
 
           
Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption, none and 11,500,000 shares at $10.00 per share redemption value as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively       115,000,000 
           
Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)          
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding   
    
 
Class A Ordinary Shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 3,849,355 shares and 430,000 shares (excluding 11,500,000 shares subject to redemption) issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   385    43 
Class B Ordinary Shares, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 2,875,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   288    288 
Additional paid-in capital   34,157,345    

 
Accumulated deficit   (9,762,989)   (7,059,268)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)   24,395,029    (7,058,937)
TOTAL LIABILITIES, CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)  $231,210,291    115,836,314 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months
Ended
March 31,
 
    2022     2021  
General and administrative expenses   $ 2,711,495     $ 94,106  
Loss from Operations     (2,711,495 )     (94,106 )
                 
Other income:                
Interest expense     (657 )    
 
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account     8,431       17,815  
Total other income, net     7,774       17,815  
                 
Net loss   $ (2,703,721 )   $ (76,291 )
                 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A ordinary shares     11,878,208       11,930,000  
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class A ordinary shares   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.01 )
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B Ordinary Shares     2,875,000       2,875,000  
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class B Ordinary Shares   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.01 )

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022

 

   Class A
Ordinary Shares
   Class B
Ordinary Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Shareholders’
(Deficit)
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
Balance — January 1, 2022   430,000   $43    2,875,000   $288   $
   $(7,059,268)  $(7,058,937)
                                    
Net loss       
        
    
    (2,703,721)   (2,703,721)
                                    
Shares no longer subject to redemption   3,419,355    342              34,157,345         34,157,687 
                                    
Balance — March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)   3,849,355   $385    2,875,000   $288   $34,157,345   $(9,762,989)  $24,395,029 

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

 

   Class A
Ordinary Shares
   Class B
Ordinary Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Shareholders’
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance — January 1, 2021   430,000   $43    2,875,000   $288   $
   $(2,516,614)  $(2,516,283)
                                    
Net loss       
        
    
    (76,291)   (76,291)
                                    
Balance — March 31, 2021 (Unaudited)   430,000   $43    2,875,000   $288   $
       —
   $(2,592,905)  $(2,592,574)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2022   2021 
         
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net loss  $(2,703,721)  $(76,291)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account   (8,431)   (17,815)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   (9,000)   (6,569)
Accrued expenses   1,927,698    (7,120)
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   (793,454)   (107,795)
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
           
Proceeds from promissory note — related party   150,000    
 
Repayment of promissory note — related party   
    (58,063)
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities   150,000    (58,063)
           
Net Change in Unrestricted Cash   (643,454)   (165,858)
Unrestricted Cash – Beginning   666,790    1,335,924 
Unrestricted Cash – Ending  $23,336   $1,170,066 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Capital Contributions — PIPE   101,000,000    
 
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities   101,000,000    
 
           
Net Change in Restricted Cash   101,000,000    
 
Restricted Cash – Beginning   
    
 
Restricted Cash – Ending  $101,000,000   $ 
           
Non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Share redemption liability  $80,842,313   $
 
Short-term loan receivables  $15,000,000   $
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Description of Organization and Business Operations

 

MoonLake Immunotherapeutics (formerly known as Helix Acquisition Corp.) (the “Company”) was a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on August 13, 2020. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”).

 

The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

Business Combination

 

On April 5, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), MoonLake Immunotherapeutics, a Cayman Islands exempted company (formerly known as Helix Acquisition Corp.) (prior to the Closing Date, “Helix” and after the Closing Date, “MoonLake”) consummated the previously announced business combination (the “Closing”) pursuant to that certain Business Combination Agreement dated October 4, 2021 (the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among Helix, MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG, a Swiss stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) registered with the commercial register of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the number CHE-433.093.536 (“MoonLake AG”), the existing equity holders of MoonLake AG set forth on the signature pages to the Business Combination Agreement and the equityholders of MoonLake AG that executed joinders to the Business Combination Agreement (collectively, the “ML Parties”), Helix Holdings LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company and the sponsor of Helix (the “Sponsor”), and the representative of the ML Parties (such transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, collectively, the “Business Combination”). In connection with the Closing, the registrant changed its name from Helix Acquisition Corp. to MoonLake Immunotherapeutics.

 

The Business Combination Agreement provided for, among other things, the following transactions:

 

(i)Two business days prior to the Closing Date, the ML Parties and MoonLake AG effectuated a restructuring of MoonLake AG’s share capital to, among other things, (x) convert the existing Series A preferred shares of MoonLake AG, par value of CHF 0.10 per share, into an equal number of common shares of MoonLake AG with a par value CHF 0.10 per share (the “MoonLake AG Common Shares”), such that the ML Parties held a single class of capital stock of MoonLake AG immediately prior to the Closing and (y) approve a capital increase for the issuance of 4,006,736 Class V Voting Shares of MoonLake AG, par value CHF 0.01 per share (“MoonLake AG Class V Voting Shares”), to Helix, each Class V Voting Share due to its lower par value having ten times the voting power of a MoonLake AG Common Share (the “Restructuring”).

 

(ii)At the Closing, 2,875,000 Class B Ordinary Shares of Helix, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Ordinary Shares”), constituting all of the then-outstanding Class B Ordinary Shares, were automatically converted into Class A Ordinary Shares of Helix, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”) on a one-for-one basis.

 

(iii)At the Closing, Helix amended and restated its existing memorandum and articles of association to, among other things, establish a share structure consisting of the Class A Ordinary Shares, which carry economic and voting rights, and Class C Ordinary Shares of Helix, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class C Ordinary Shares”), which carry voting rights but no economic rights.

 

(iv)

On the Closing Date, Helix paid all unpaid transaction expenses and contributed $134,646,009 to MoonLake AG, including a $15,000,000 loan repayment that was assigned from Cormorant Asset Management LP to Helix on March 31, 2022.

  

(v)On the Closing Date, following the Restructuring, Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P., Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P., and Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS, L.P. (collectively, the “BVF Shareholders”) assigned all of their MoonLake AG Common Shares to Helix and Helix issued to the BVF Shareholders 18,501,284 Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

(vi)On the Closing Date, following the Restructuring, Helix issued 15,775,472 Class C Ordinary Shares to the ML Parties (other than the BVF Shareholders).

 

Additionally, on the Closing Date, Helix issued to the PIPE Investors (as defined below) an aggregate of 11,700,000 Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

The transactions set forth in the Business Combination Agreement constituted a “Business Combination” as contemplated by Helix’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association.

 

The material provisions of the Business Combination Agreement are described in Helix’s revised definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 4, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”) in the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal—The Business Combination Agreement” beginning on page 112.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Investment Agreement

 

On October 4, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, Helix, MoonLake AG and each of the ML Parties entered into an Investment Agreement (as amended, the “Investment Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement, two business days prior to the Closing Date, the existing shareholders of MoonLake AG held an extraordinary shareholders meeting to (i) approve the conversion of MoonLake AG Series A Preferred Shares into MoonLake AG Common Shares, (ii) approve the increase of the nominal statutory capital of MoonLake AG through the issuance of the MoonLake AG Class V Voting Shares to Helix, (iii) waive such existing MoonLake AG shareholders’ subscription rights with respect to the nominal capital increase and the issuance of the MoonLake AG Class V Voting Shares to Helix, (iv) approve the amendment of MoonLake AG’s articles of association to reflect such conversion and capital increase, and (v) elect one director nominated by Helix.

 

The foregoing description of the Investment Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Investment Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Subscription Agreements and PIPE Investment (Private Placement)

 

On October 4, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, and subsequently on March 31, 2022 and April 4, 2022, Helix entered into subscription agreements (collectively, the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors (collectively, the “PIPE Investors,” which includes affiliates of the Sponsor and certain existing equityholders of MoonLake AG) pursuant to which, and on the terms and subject to the conditions of which, the PIPE Investors have collectively subscribed for 11,700,000 Class A Ordinary Shares (the “PIPE”), 11,600,000 shares of which were issued at a price of $10.00 per share for gross proceeds of $116,000,000, and 100,000 shares of which were issued to placement agents of the PIPE in satisfaction of an aggregate of $1,000,000 of fees owed by Helix to such placement agents.

 

The PIPE Subscription Agreements contain customary representations and warranties of Helix, on the one hand, and each PIPE Investor, on the other hand, and customary conditions to closing, including the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement. The PIPE was consummated substantially concurrent with the Closing of the Business Combination. The PIPE Subscription Agreements provide for certain customary registration rights for the PIPE Investors.

 

The foregoing description of the PIPE Subscription Agreements and the PIPE is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the forms of PIPE Subscription Agreements.

 

Amended Sponsor Agreement

 

On October 4, 2021, Helix, the Sponsor, and the officers and directors of Helix (the “Insiders”) entered into an amendment (the “Amended Sponsor Agreement”) to the letter agreement among the parties dated October 19, 2020. Pursuant to the Amended Sponsor Agreement, the Sponsor and Insiders (i) waived the anti-dilution and conversion price adjustments set forth in Helix’s existing amended and restated memorandum and articles of association with respect to the Helix Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor and Insiders and (ii) voted in favor of approval of the adoption of the Business Combination Agreement, the Business Combination, and each other proposal presented by Helix for approval by Helix’s stockholders.

 

Business Prior to the Business Combination

 

All activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, identifying a target company for a Business Combination and consummating the acquisition of MoonLake AG.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on October 19, 2020. On October 22, 2020 the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 11,500,000 Class A Ordinary Shares (the “Public Shares”) at $10.00 per Public Share, which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 1,500,000 Public Shares, at $10.00 per Public Share, generating gross proceeds of $115,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 430,000 private placement shares (the “Private Placement Shares”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share in a private placement to Helix Holdings, LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $4,300,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs charged to equity amounted to $6,750,447, consisting of $2,300,000 of underwriting fees, $4,025,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $425,447 of other offering costs.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on October 22, 2020, $115,000,000 ($10.00 per Public Share) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Shares was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) and will be invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund investing solely in U.S. Treasuries and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earliest of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s shareholders, as described below.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $101 million in its operating bank accounts and working capital deficit of approximately $5.8 million.

 

The Company has incurred and expects to continue to incur significant costs in pursuit of its Business Combination. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management addressed this issue with the consummation of the Business Combination agreement on April 5, 2022 with MoonLake AG and has raised sufficient capital for its operations.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15. “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management believes that the funds which the Company has available following the completion of the Business Combination agreement will enable it to sustain operations for at least the next two years from the issuance date of these condensed financial statements. Accordingly, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern as disclosed in previously issued condensed financial statements has been alleviated.

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on February 17, 2022, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the period ending December 31, 2022 or for any future periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and, accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company had $101,000,000 and $0 restricted cash as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

Proceeds Held in Trust Account

 

At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. Interest income is recognized when earned. The Company’s portfolio of marketable securities is comprised solely of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act. Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, the proceeds were placed in the Trust Account and invested in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities. All of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the condensed balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in Trust Account are determined using available market information.

 

Share Redemption Liability

 

As of March 31, 2022, the share redemption liability consisted of 8,080,645 shares of Class A Ordinary Shares at $10.00 per share redemption value. On March 31, 2022, the Company’s shareholders redeemed 8,080,645 shares of Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption at $10.00 per share redemption value. Accordingly, 3,419,355 shares previously classified as Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption were transferred to shareholders’ equity from temporary equity.

 

Capital Contributions – PIPE

 

On October 4, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, and subsequently on March 31, 2022 and April 4, 2022, Helix entered into PIPE subscription agreements with the PIPE Investors pursuant to which, and on the terms and subject to the conditions of which, the PIPE Investors have collectively subscribed for 11,700,000 Class A Ordinary Shares (the “PIPE”), 11,600,000 shares of which were issued at a price of $10.00 per share for gross proceeds of $116,000,000. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $116,000,000 and $0 included in Capital Contributions – PIPE in the accompanying condensed balance sheets.

 

Offering Costs

 

Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with the Class A Ordinary Shares issued were initially charged to temporary equity and then accreted to ordinary shares subject to redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering (see Note 1). The Company classifies deferred underwriting commissions as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A Ordinary Shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A Ordinary Shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, an aggregate of 11,500,000 Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2021.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable ordinary shares to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable Class A Ordinary Shares resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit. On March 31, 2022, the Company’s shareholders redeemed 8,080,645 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. Accordingly, 3,419,355 of shares previously classified as Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption were transferred to shareholders’ equity.

 

At December 31, 2021, the Class A Ordinary Shares reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

 

Gross proceeds  $115,000,000 
Less:     
Class A Ordinary Shares issuance costs   (6,750,445)
Plus:     
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value   6,750,445 
      
Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption  $115,000,000 

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes.

 

ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

The Company is considered to be an exempted Cayman Islands company with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was zero for the periods presented. The Company’s management does not expect the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

Net Loss Per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net loss per ordinary share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A Ordinary Shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

As of March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net loss per ordinary share is the same as basic net loss per ordinary share for the periods presented.

 

The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share (in dollars, except per share amounts):

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2022   2021 
   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share                
Numerator:                
Allocation of net loss, as adjusted  $(2,176,839)  $(526,882)  $(61,476)  $(14,815)
Denominator:                    
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding   11,878,208    2,875,000    11,930,000    2,875,000 
                     
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share  $(0.18)  $(0.18)  $(0.01)  $(0.01)

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation coverage amount of $250,000. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximate the carrying amounts represented in the Company’s condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, “Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity” (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception and it also simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. ASU 2020-06 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s condensed financial statements.

 

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 11,500,000 Public Shares, which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 1,500,000 Public Shares, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Public Share generating gross proceeds of $115,000,000.

 

Note 4 — Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 430,000 Private Placement Shares at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share, for an aggregate purchase price of $4,300,000. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Shares were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

On August 19, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering and formation costs of the Company in consideration for 3,593,750 Class B Ordinary Shares. On March 31, 2021, the Sponsor surrendered, for no consideration, 718,750 Class B Ordinary Shares, resulting in the Sponsor holding 2,875,000 Class B Ordinary Shares (the “Founder Shares”). In September 2020, the Sponsor transferred 30,000 Founder Shares to each of its independent directors. As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, 375,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares or Private Placement Shares until the earliest of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the Class A Ordinary Shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share dividends, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A Ordinary Shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

Administrative Services Agreement

 

Commencing on October 22, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement to pay the Sponsor up to $10,000 per month for office space, utilities, administrative services and remote support services. Upon completion of a Business Combination or its liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company incurred and accrued $30,000 in fees for these services, of which are included in accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed balance sheet.

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes may be repaid upon completion of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of notes may be converted upon completion of a Business Combination into shares at a price of $10.00 per share. Such shares would be identical to the Private Placement Shares. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $150,000 and no outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.

 

Loan Assignment

 

On February 20, 2022, MoonLake AG as borrower and Cormorant as lender entered into a convertible loan agreement for $15,000,000 to provide bridge financing for MoonLake AG’s business operations until the closing of the Business Combination. The loan agreement provides for a roll-over option, pursuant to which Cormorant may elect to assign and transfer the loan to the Company in partial satisfaction of the Lender PIPE Commitment. The loan was assigned on March 31, 2022, and therefore, is included within short-term loan receivables and capital contributions – PIPE in the accompanying condensed balance sheet as of March 31, 2022.

 

Note 6 — Commitments and Contingencies

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these condensed financial statements. The condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these condensed financial statements. The specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of these financial statements.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on October 19, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares and Private Placement Shares that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans will be entitled to registration rights require the Company to register a sale of any of the Company’s securities held by them. The holders of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidating damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters were entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Share, or $4,025,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee was paid to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account following the consummation of the Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Financial Advisor Fees

 

The underwriters of Helix’s initial public offering were entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per share sold in the IPO. The deferred fee was paid to the underwriters following that consummation of the Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

In connection with the proposed Business Combination with MoonLake AG, Helix retained SVB Leerink LLC as its financial advisor in connection with the Business Combination to provide an opinion on the fairness, from a financial point of view, to Helix of the consideration to be paid by Helix in the Business Combination. Helix also retained Jefferies, one of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering, as lead capital markets advisor and lead placement agent, Cowen and Company, LLC as co-lead placement agent, and SVB Leerink as financial advisor and co-lead placement agent for the PIPE financing. Under the placement agent engagement letters between Helix and each of Jefferies, Cowen, and SVB Leerink, each of Jefferies, Cowen, and SVB Leerink were entitled to a placement agent fee based on the amount of gross proceeds of the PIPE, payable upon the consummation of the PIPE.  

 

The aggregate amount of contingent and deferred fees paid by Helix upon the consummation of the Business Combination with MoonLake AG was approximately $9.1 million (including expense reimbursements).

 

Board Member Agreements

 

Throughout 2021, Helix entered into board member agreements with the new directors that will serve as members of Helix’s Board of Directors following the proposed Business Combination with MoonLake AG. These board member agreements will take effect at the Closing of the proposed Business Combination. The annual base compensation for each new Board Member will be $35,000 per calendar year, with additional compensation for committee roles, subject to the terms of the board member agreement.

 

Note 7 — Shareholders’ Equity

 

Preference Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 5,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A Ordinary Shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 3,849,355 and 430,000 Class A Ordinary Shares issued or outstanding, respectively, excluding 11,500,000 Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption as of December 31, 2021.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 Class B Ordinary Shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Class B Ordinary Shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 2,875,000 Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding.

 

Holders of Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of shareholders, except as required by law.

 

In a vote to continue the Company in a jurisdiction outside the Cayman Islands (which required the approval of at least two-thirds of the votes of all ordinary shares), holders of the Founder Shares will have ten votes for every Founder Share and holders of the Class A Ordinary Shares will have one vote for every Class A Ordinary Share.

 

The Class B Ordinary Shares will automatically convert into Class A Ordinary Shares concurrently with or immediately following the consummation of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis (the “Initial Conversion Ratio”), subject to adjustment. In the case that additional Class A Ordinary Shares or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination, the number of Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, 20% of the total number of Class A Ordinary Shares outstanding after such conversion (after giving effect to any redemptions of Class A Ordinary Shares by Public Shareholders), including the total number of Class A Ordinary Shares issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of a Business Combination, excluding any Class A Ordinary Shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A Ordinary Shares issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any Private Placement Shares issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans; provided that such conversion of Founder Shares will never occur on a less than one-for-one basis. Pursuant to the amended sponsor letter dated as of October 4, 2021 and entered into between Helix, the Sponsor and the officers and directors of Helix (the “Insiders”), the Sponsor and the Insiders agreed, conditioned upon the Closing of the Business Combination, to waive any and all rights the Sponsor and each Insider had to any Class A Ordinary Shares in excess of the number issuable pursuant to the Initial Conversion Ratio upon conversion of the existing Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor or each Insider, as applicable, and to refuse to be issued any such excess Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

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MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS

(F/K/A HELIX ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
     
  Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
     
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The Company classifies its U.S. Treasury and equivalent securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with ASC Topic 320 “Investments - Debt and Equity Securities.” Held-to-maturity securities are those securities which the Company has the ability and intent to hold until maturity. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost on the accompanying condensed balance sheets and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts.

 

At March 31, 2022, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $115,051,039 in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account to pay for taxes.

 

At December 31, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $115,042,608 in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account to pay for taxes.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value.

 

Description  Level 

March 31,

2022

   December 31,
2021
 
Assets:             
Proceeds held in Trust Account  1   115,051,039    115,042,608 

 

Note 9 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed financial statements were available to be issued. Based upon this review, other than as described in the condensed financial statements and below, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed financial statements.

 

On April 5, 2022 the Company completed its Business Combination with MoonLake AG.

 

In connection with the Business Combination, holders of 8,080,845 shares of Class A Ordinary Shares exercised their rights to redeem those shares for cash at an approximate price of $10.00444 per share, for an aggregate of approximately $80.8 million, which was paid to such holders on the Closing Date.

 

As of the open of trading on April 6, 2022, the Class A Ordinary Shares, formerly those of Helix, began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market as “MLTX.”

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

References in this report (this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to MoonLake Immunotherapeutics (formerly known as Helix Acquisition Corp.). References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Helix Holdings, LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and variations thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

 

Overview

 

We were a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on August 13, 2020, and as of March 31, 2022, we were still operating with the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses.

 

On April 5, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), we completed the previously announced business combination (the “Closing”) pursuant to that certain Business Combination Agreement, dated October 4, 2021 (the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among Helix, MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG (“MoonLake AG”), the existing equityholders of MoonLake AG set forth on the signature pages to the Business Combination Agreement and equityholders of MoonLake AG that executed joinders to the Business Combination Agreement (collectively, the “ML Parties”), Helix Holdings LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company and the sponsor of Helix (the “Sponsor”), and the representative of the ML Parties (such transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, collectively, the “Business Combination”). In connection with the Closing, the registrant changed its name from Helix Acquisition Corp. to MoonLake Immunotherapeutics.

 

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Recent Developments

 

Our sponsor is an affiliate of Cormorant Asset Management, LP (“Cormorant”), a leading life sciences focused investment firm with over $2 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. Our registration statement for the Initial Public Offering was declared effective on October 19, 2020.

 

Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Shares, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating an initial business combination.

 

On the Closing Date, we completed the previously announced business combination pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement. In connection with the Closing, the registrant changed its name from Helix Acquisition Corp. to MoonLake Immunotherapeutics.

 

The Business Combination Agreement provided for, among other things, the following transactions:

 

  Two business days prior to the Closing Date, the ML Parties and MoonLake AG effectuated a restructuring of MoonLake AG’s share capital to, among other things, (x) convert the existing Series A preferred shares of MoonLake AG, par value of CHF 0.10 per share, into an equal number of MoonLake AG Common Shares such that the ML Parties held a single class of capital stock of MoonLake AG immediately prior to the Closing and (y) approve a capital increase for the issuance of 4,006,736 Class V Voting Shares of MoonLake AG, par value CHF 0.01 per share (“MoonLake AG Class V Voting Shares”), to Helix, each Class V Voting Share due to its lower par value having ten times the voting power of a MoonLake AG Common Share (the “Restructuring”).
     
  At the Closing, 2,875,000 Class B ordinary shares of Helix, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Ordinary Shares”), constituting all of the then-outstanding Class B Ordinary Shares, were automatically converted into Class A ordinary shares (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”) on a one-for-one basis.
     
  At the Closing, Helix amended and restated its existing memorandum and articles of association (the “Prior MAA,” and, as amended, the “MAA”) to, among other things, establish a share structure consisting of the Class A Ordinary Shares, which carry economic and voting rights, and Class C Ordinary Shares, which carry voting rights but no economic rights.
     
 

On the Closing Date, Helix paid all unpaid transaction expenses and contributed $134,646,009 to MoonLake AG, including a $15,000,000 loan repayment that was assigned from Cormorant Asset Management LP to Helix on March 31, 2022.

     
  On the Closing Date, following the Restructuring, Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P., Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P., and Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS, L.P. (collectively, the “BVF Shareholders”) assigned all of their MoonLake AG Common Shares to Helix and Helix issued to the BVF Shareholders 18,501,284 Class A Ordinary Shares.
     
  On the Closing Date, following the Restructuring, Helix issued 15,775,472 Class C Ordinary Shares to the ML Parties (other than the BVF Shareholders).

 

Additionally, on the Closing Date, Helix issued to the PIPE Investors an aggregate of 11,700,000 Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

As of the open of trading on April 6, 2022, the Class A Ordinary Shares, formerly those of Helix, began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) as “MLTX.”

 

Results of Operations

 

From our inception through March 31, 2022, we neither engaged in any operations (other than searching for a Business Combination after our Initial Public Offering) nor generated any operating revenues to date. Our only activities from inception through March 31, 2022 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and, subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination and consummating the acquisition of MoonLake. We did not generate any operating revenues prior to the completion of our initial Business Combination. We expect to generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held after the Initial Public Offering. We expect that we will incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance).

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022, we had a net loss of $2,703,721, which consisted of general and administrative expenses of $2,711,495 and interest expense of $657, offset by interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $8,431.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net loss of $76,291, which consisted of general and administrative expenses of $94,106 offset by interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $17,815.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Until the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our only source of liquidity was an initial purchase of ordinary shares by the Sponsor and loans from our Sponsor.

 

On October 22, 2020, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 11,500,000 Public Shares, which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 1,500,000 Public Shares, at a price of $10.00 per Share, generating gross proceeds of $115,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 430,000 Private Placement Shares to the Sponsor at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share generating gross proceeds of $4,300,000.

  

Following the Initial Public Offering, the full exercise of their over-allotment option and the sale of the Private Placement Shares, a total of $115,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account, and we had $1,646,100 of cash held outside of the Trust Account, after payment of costs related to the Initial Public Offering, and available for working capital purposes. We incurred $6,750,447 in transaction costs, including $2,300,000 of underwriting fees, $4,025,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $425,447 of other offering costs.

 

For the three months ending March 31, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $793,454. Net loss of $2,703,721 was affected by interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $8,431 and changes in operating assets and liabilities, which provided $1,918,698 of cash for general and administrative expenses.

 

For the three months ending March 31, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $107,795. Net loss of $76,291 was affected by interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $17,815 and changes in operating assets and liabilities, which used $13,689 of cash for general and administrative expenses.

 

As of March 31, 2022, we had cash and marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $115,051,039. We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account, which interest shall be net of taxes payable and excluding deferred underwriting commissions, to complete our Business Combination. We may withdraw interest from the Trust Account to pay taxes, if any. Through March 31, 2022, the Company did not withdraw any interest earned on the Trust Account to pay our taxes. To the extent that our share capital or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete a Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

 

At March 31, 2022, we held $101,023,336 of cash outside of the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, structure, negotiate, satisfy PIPE payments and complete a Business Combination.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to us. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into shares, at a price of $10.00 per share, at the option of the lender. The shares would be identical to the Private Placement Shares. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were $150,000 and no amounts outstanding under any working capital loans.

 

MoonLake previously expected it would have sufficient capital to fund its operations through at least the next three and a half years. As a result of the level of redemptions at the time of consummation of the Business Combination, MoonLake expects it will have sufficient capital to fund its operations for at least the next two years.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, utilities, administrative services and remote support services provided to the Company. We began incurring these fees on October 22, 2020 and continued to incur these fees monthly until the completion of our Business Combination with MoonLake.

 

The underwriters were entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Share, or $4,025,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee was paid to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account upon the completion of our Business Combination with MoonLake, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

On July 22, 2021, Helix retained SVB Leerink as its financial advisor in connection with the Business Combination, and SVB Leerink commenced its review of MoonLake and the proposed transaction. On the same date, Helix also retained Jefferies as lead capital markets advisor and lead placement agent, Cowen and Company, LLC (“Cowen”) as co-lead placement agent, and SVB Leerink as financial advisor and co-lead placement agent for the PIPE financing. Under the placement agent engagement letters between Helix and each of Jefferies, Cowen, and SVB Leerink, each of Jefferies, Cowen, and SVB Leerink are entitled to a placement agent fee based on the amount of gross proceeds of the PIPE, payable upon the consummation of the PIPE, and contingent upon the consummation of our Business Combination.

 

Effective July 1, 2021, MoonLake AG entered into an agreement with Richter-Helm Biologics GmbH & Co. KG (“RHB”), based in Bovenau, Germany (the “RHB Agreement”), for the manufacture of sonelokimab. MoonLake AG may terminate the RHB Agreement for convenience in accordance with its terms. Either party may also terminate the RHB Agreement with respect to an uncured breach by the other party in accordance with its terms. The RHB Agreement includes confidentiality and intellectual property provisions to protect MoonLake AG’s proprietary rights related to its product candidates.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have not identified any critical accounting policies.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our Class A Ordinary Shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of our balance sheets.

 

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Net Loss per Ordinary Share

 

We calculate earnings per share to allocate net loss evenly to Class A and Class B Ordinary Shares. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of common stock share pro rata in the loss of the Company.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, “Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity” (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception and it also simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. ASU 2020-06 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed financial statements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company, as defined by Rule 12b-2 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K, and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, and due to a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting over the accounting for complex financial instruments, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were not effective as of March 31, 2022.

 

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined in the Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f). Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance to our management and board of directors regarding the preparation and fair presentation of published financial statements. A control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Because of these inherent limitations, management does not expect that our internal control over financial reporting will prevent all error and all fraud. Management conducted an evaluation of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued in 2013 by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the “2013 Framework”). Based on our evaluation under the 2013 Framework, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of March 31, 2022, due to the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the Company’s accounting for complex financial instruments. As a result, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Form 10-Q present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the period presented.

 

Management has implemented remediation steps to improve our internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, we expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards. We plan to further improve this process by enhancing access to accounting literature, identification of third-party professionals with whom to consult regarding complex accounting applications and consideration of additional staff with the requisite experience and training to supplement existing accounting professionals.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

The Company has made changes in its internal control over financial reporting to enhance our processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements to better evaluate and understand the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our financial statements, including providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The Company can offer no assurance that these changes will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in our revised definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 4, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”). Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in the Proxy Statement. We may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

 

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Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

On October 22, 2020, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 11,500,000 Public Shares, which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 1,500,000 Public Shares, at a price of $10.00 per Share, generating gross proceeds of $115,000,000. Jefferies LLC acted as the sole book-running manager. The securities sold in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-249197). The registration statement became effective on October 19, 2020.

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the full exercise of the over-allotment option, we consummated a private placement of 430,000 Private Placement Shares to our Sponsor at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share, generating total proceeds of $4,300,000. Such securities were issued pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering, the full exercise of the over-allotment option, and the sale of the Private Placement Shares, $115,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account.

 

We paid a total of $2,300,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $425,447 for other offering costs related to the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters agreed to defer $4,025,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

No.   Description of Exhibit
3.1   Memorandum and Articles of Association of MoonLake Immunotherapeutics (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 11, 2022)
10.1   Contract Manufacturing Agreement, dated October 15, 2018, by and between MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG, as assignee of MERCK Healthcare KGaA, and Richter-Helm Biologics GmbH & Co. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2022)
10.2   Amendment No. 2 to Contract Manufacturing Agreement, by and between MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG, as assignee of MERCK Healthcare KGaA, and Richter-Helm Biologics GmbH & Co. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2022)
10.3   Assignment of Contract Manufacturing Agreement, dated July 1, 2021, by and among MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG, MERCK Healthcare KGaA, and Richter-Helm Biologics GmbH & Co. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2022).
10.4   Clinical and Commercial Manufacturing Agreement, dated April 11, 2022, effective July 1, 2021, by and between MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and Richter-Helm Biologics GmbH & Co. KG (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the registrant’s Amendment No. 3 to Form S-1 filed with the SEC on May 2, 2022)
10.5   License Agreement, dated April 29, 2021, by and between MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and MERCK Healthcare KGaA (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2022)
10.6   Side Letter to License Agreement, dated April 29, 2021, by and between MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and MERCK Healthcare KGaA. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2022)
10.7   Loan Agreement, dated October 15, 2021, by and among MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and the Lenders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.28 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2022)
10.8   Amendment to the Loan Amendment, dated January 18, 2022, by and among MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and the Lenders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2022)
10.9   Second Amendment to the Loan Agreement, dated February 15, 2022, by and among MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG and the Lenders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 of the registrant’s Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2022)
10.10   Convertible Loan Agreement, dated as of February 20, 2022, by and among Cormorant Private Healthcare Fund IV. L.P., MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG, Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P., Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P., Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS, L.P. and Helix Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the registrant’s Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on February 25, 2022)
31.1*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*   Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1**   Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2**   Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS*   Inline XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104*   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

* Filed herewith.
** Furnished.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

  MOONLAKE IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS
     
Date: May 16, 2022   /s/ Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
  Name: Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
                                                 
Date: May 16, 2022   /s/ Matthias Bodenstedt
  Name:  Matthias Bodenstedt
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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EX-31.1 2 f10q0322ex31-1_moonlake.htm CERTIFICATION

Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

I, Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Moonlake Immunotherapeutics;
  
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)[Paragraph omitted pursuant to SEC Release Nos. 33-8238/34-47986 and 33-8392/34-49313];

 

c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 16, 2022 By: /s/ Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
    Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

EX-31.2 3 f10q0322ex31-2_moonlake.htm CERTIFICATION

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

I, Matthias Bodenstedt, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Moonlake Immunotherapeutics;

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)[Paragraph omitted pursuant to SEC Release Nos. 33-8238/34-47986 and 33-8392/34-49313];

 

c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 16, 2022 By: /s/ Matthias Bodenstedt
    Matthias Bodenstedt
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

EX-32.1 4 f10q0322ex32-1_moonlake.htm CERTIFICATION

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADDED BY
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Moonlake Immunotherapeutics (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

  2. To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Date: May 16, 2022 By: /s/ Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
    Dr. Jorge Santos da Silva
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

EX-32.2 5 f10q0322ex32-2_moonlake.htm CERTIFICATION

Exhibit 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADDED BY
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Moonlake Immunotherapeutics (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Matthias Bodenstedt, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

  2. To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Date: May 16, 2022 By: /s/ Matthias Bodenstedt
    Matthias Bodenstedt
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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