Hercules Capital Provides $115MM Loan Facility to X4 Pharmaceuticals

X4 Pharmaceuticals, a provider and developer of novel small-molecule therapeutics to benefit people with rare diseases of the immune system, closed a $115 million loan facility with Hercules Capital. The company also announced that it drew down $22.5 million upon the transaction’s closing.

“This expanded loan facility creates significant financial flexibility for X4 as we continue preparations for the potential commercial launch of mavorixafor in individuals with WHIM syndrome and continue to advance mavorixafor for certain chronic neutropenic disorders,” Adam Mostafa, CFO of X4 Pharmaceuticals, said. “The initial draw down not only strengthens our balance sheet on a non-dilutive basis and extends our projected cash runway into 2025, but the overall transaction also creates expanded, future optionality beyond the equity capital markets as we potentially commence product sales and monetize a priority review voucher next year.”

“Hercules is very pleased to continue to support X4 and expand our partnership ahead of the potential approval and commercial launch of mavorixafor in WHIM syndrome and expected upcoming development progress in potentially treating certain chronic neutropenic disorders,” Bryan Jadot, senior managing director and head of life sciences at Hercules Capital, said. “This substantial capital commitment from Hercules aims to assist X4 in further advancing its important mission of developing and commercializing novel therapies for the treatment of rare diseases of the immune system.”

The term loan facility provides for up to $115 million of term loans in the aggregate, available to be funded in multiple tranches. In addition to its initial drawdown, X4 may, for a period of time following U.S. approval of mavorixafor in individuals with WHIM syndrome, draw an additional tranche of up to $20 million. An additional tranche will be available to X4 in the amount of up to $7.5 million for a period of time following achievement of a certain clinical development-related milestone. The availability of a final tranche of up to $32.5 million in support of X4’s growth initiatives is subject to the approval of the lenders. In addition, the availability of each tranche is subject to certain customary conditions to drawing. The facility refinances $32.5 million in outstanding principal indebtedness and extends the initial interest-only period and maturity of existing and future borrowings. X4 is under no obligation to draw funds in the future.

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