8-K 1 v308549_8k.htm FORM 8-K

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 2, 2012

 

Derma Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Pennsylvania 1-31070 23-2328753
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS employer
of incorporation) File Number) identification number)

 

214 Carnegie Center, Suite 300

Princeton, NJ  08540

(609) 514-4744

(Address including zip code and telephone

number, of principal executive offices)

 

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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

On April 2, 2012, Derma Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Piper Jaffray & Co. (“Piper Jaffray”) with respect to an underwritten registered direct offering of 2,125,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a price of $9.25 per share.  Net proceeds from the offering, after underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $17.9 million. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for the continued development of DSC127 and for general corporate purposes. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about April 5, 2012.

 

The sale of the Common Stock is being made pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-173870) (the “Registration Statement”), including a prospectus supplement dated April 2, 2012 to the prospectus contained therein dated May 20, 2011, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants and includes the terms and conditions for the sale of the Common Stock, indemnification and contribution obligations and other terms and conditions customary in agreements of this type.

 

From time to time in the ordinary course of their respective businesses, Piper Jaffray and certain of its affiliates may have in the past or may in the future engage in commercial banking or investment banking transactions with, or provide financial advisory services to, the Company and its affiliates for which they were paid, or may in the future be paid, customary fees.

 

A copy of the Purchase Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this report, and the description of the terms of the Purchase Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the legal opinion of Thompson Hine LLP, relating to the validity of the shares to be issued in the offering, is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this report and is filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement. A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the offering is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference. 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibits are included with this report:

 

Exhibit    
Number   Description
     
1.1   Purchase Agreement, dated April 2, 2012, by and between the Company and Piper Jaffray & Co.
5.1   Opinion of Thompson Hine LLP
23.1   Consent of Thompson Hine LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)
99.1   Press Release, dated April 2, 2012

 

 
 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

  DERMA SCIENCES, INC.
   
  By:      /s/ John E. Yetter
    John E. Yetter, CPA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date:  April 4, 2012

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX


 

Exhibit    
Number   Description
     
1.1   Purchase Agreement, dated April 2, 2012, by and between the Company and Piper Jaffray & Co.
5.1   Opinion of Thompson Hine LLP
23.1   Consent of Thompson Hine LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)
99.1   Press Release, dated April 2, 2012