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Aug 21st, 2012
 
Fluidigm announces exercise of underwriters’ over-allotment option and closing of $60 million public offering of common stock
 
Fluidigm Corporation a supplier of microfluidic systems for growth markets in the life science and agricultural biotechnology industries announces that it has closed the previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,209,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $60 million.
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The shares include 549,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the over-allotment option granted by Fluidigm to the underwriters, which option was exercised in full. The net proceeds from the sale of the shares, after deducting the underwriters’ discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Fluidigm, will be approximately $56.1 million.

Fluidigm currently plans to use the net proceeds from this offering for research and development, commercialization of its products, working capital and other general corporate purposes. 

Piper Jaffray & Co. and Cowen and Company, LLC acted as the joint book-running managers for the offering.  Leerink Swann LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as the co-managers for the offering.

About Fluidigm
Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) develops, manufactures and markets microfluidic systems for growth markets in the life science and agricultural biotechnology, or Ag-Bio, industries. Fluidigm’s proprietary microfluidic systems consist of instruments and consumables, including chips, assays and other reagents. These systems are designed to significantly simplify experimental workflow, increase throughput and reduce costs, while providing the excellent data quality demanded by customers. Fluidigm actively markets four microfluidic systems, including nine different commercial chips, to leading academic institutions, diagnostic laboratories, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and Ag-Bio companies. Fluidigm products are marketed for research purposes only (not for diagnostic use).


 
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