Inducement Grants

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lacour_98
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Inducement Grants

Post by lacour_98 » Thu May 16, 2024 11:41 pm

After hours PR on Inducement Grants, some 2.9MM shares at a strike price of $3.90. A signal of FDA approval of IMET for Low-Risk MDS?

kmall
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Re: Inducement Grants

Post by kmall » Fri May 17, 2024 12:08 am


Ryan
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Re: Inducement Grants

Post by Ryan » Fri May 17, 2024 2:01 am

lacour_98 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2024 11:41 pm
After hours PR on Inducement Grants, some 2.9MM shares at a strike price of $3.90. A signal of FDA approval of IMET for Low-Risk MDS?
Wow, it’s a huge # of shares. They either hired a very senior Executive, or granted inducements to their entire sales force at once, perhaps at the end of the training period for those who made it through.

The PR is nebulous about the # of employees for this (huge) traunch of shares.

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Re: Inducement Grants

Post by kmall » Fri May 17, 2024 4:40 pm

Ryan - I believe your assumption on the sales force and perhaps a few additional recent hires being the recipients of this latest round of inducement grants is on target. 2.9M is a tremendous sum for even two or three executives, which I would think would also merit a PR from the company. I'm not saying that this is the case, but many biotechs will award inducement grants in a more progressive fashion before a BO negotiation is finalized. One example which comes to mind is the acquisition of Forty-Seven Biotech by Gilead in 2020 for $4.9B. Inducement grants from the summer of 2019 leading up to the eventual BO several months later were on a monthly and bi-weekly basis. -Kmall

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Re: Inducement Grants

Post by LWS » Fri May 17, 2024 6:23 pm

Dr. Feller told us (shareholders meeting, May 9th) that Geron was in the process of increasing its staff from 162 to between 250 and 300. These inducements would be consistent with that goal. I cannot imagine this kind of rapid expansion, unless they were sure that the 12 to 2 ODAC recommendation was already accepted by FDA. Could Dr. Scarlett and Dr. Feller already know? Remember, CDER had listed Imetelstat as one of the 10 most important new medicines for 2024.

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Post by kmall » Fri May 17, 2024 4:40 pm

Ryan - I believe your assumption on the sales force and perhaps a few additional recent hires being the recipients of this latest round of inducement grants is on target. 2.9M is a tremendous sum for even two or three executives, which I would think would also merit a PR from the company.
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