SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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SCHEDULE 13G
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Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
(Amendment No.   )*
 

NanoViricides, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

630087302

(CUSIP Number)
 

January 22, 2020

(Date of event which requires filing of this statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule 13G is filed:
 
¨ Rule 13d-1(b)
x Rule 13d-1(c)
¨ Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 10 Pages)

 

______________________________

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 2 of 10 Pages

 

 

1

 

 

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Empery Asset Master, Ltd.

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

 

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

 

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH

 

5

 

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

6

 

 

SHARED VOTING POWER

381,728 shares of Common Stock

 

 

7

 

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

8

 

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

381,728 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9

 

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

381,728 shares of Common Stock

 

10

 

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

¨

 

11

 

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.67% (See Item 4)

 

12

 

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

CO

         

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 3 of 10 Pages

 

 

1

 

 

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Empery Asset Management, LP

 

 

2

 

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

 

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH

 

5

 

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

6

 

 

SHARED VOTING POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

7

 

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

8

 

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10

 

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

¨

 

11

 

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

9.51% (See Item 4)

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

PN

         

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 4 of 10 Pages

 

 

1

 

 

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Ryan M. Lane

 

2

 

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

 

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

 

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH

 

5

 

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

6

 

 

SHARED VOTING POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

7

 

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

8

 

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9

 

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10

 

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

¨

 

11

 

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

9.51% (See Item 4)

 

12

 

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

         

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 5 of 10 Pages

 

 

1

 

 

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Martin D. Hoe

 

2

 

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

 

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

 

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH

 

5

 

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

6

 

 

SHARED VOTING POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

7

 

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

8

 

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9

 

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

640,000 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10

 

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

¨

 

11

 

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

9.51% (See Item 4)

 

12

 

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

         

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 6 of 10 Pages

 

Item 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER:
   
  The name of the issuer is NanoViricides, Inc. (the "Company").
   
Item 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES:
   
  The Company's principal executive offices are located at 1 Controls Drive, Shelton, CT 06484.

 

Item 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING:
   
 

This statement is filed by the entities and persons listed below, who are collectively referred to herein as "Reporting Persons," with respect to the shares of Common Stock (as defined in Item 2(d) below) of the Company:

 

Empery Fund

 

(i)       Empery Asset Master, Ltd., to which the Investment Manager (as defined below) serves as investment manager, with respect to the shares of Common Stock held by it (the "EAM Fund").

 

 

Investment Manager

 

(ii)       Empery Asset Management, LP (the "Investment Manager"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock held by the EAM Fund and other funds to which the Investment Manager serves as investment manager (the "Empery Funds").

 

Reporting Individuals

 

(iii)       Mr. Ryan M. Lane ("Mr. Lane"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock held by the Empery Funds.

 

(iv)       Mr. Martin D. Hoe ("Mr. Hoe"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock held by the Empery Funds.

 

The Investment Manager serves as the investment manager to each of the Empery Funds. Each of the Mr. Lane and Mr. Hoe (the "Reporting Individuals") is a Managing Member of Empery AM GP, LLC (the "General Partner"), the general partner of the Investment Manager.

 

Item 2a. ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
   
 

The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is:

 

1 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1205

New York, New York 10020

   

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 7 of 10 Pages

 

Item 2b. CITIZENSHIP:
   
  Citizenship is set forth in Row 4 of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each such Reporting Person.
   
Item 2c. TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:
   
  Common Stock, $0.001 par value (the "Common Stock")

  

Item 2d. CUSIP NUMBER:
   
  630087302
   
Item 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13d-1(b) OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

 

  (a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act,
  (b) ¨ Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act,
  (c) ¨ Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act,
  (d) ¨ Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
  (e) ¨ Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940,
  (f) ¨ Employee Benefit Plan or Endowment Fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F),
  (g) ¨ Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G),
  (h) ¨ Savings Association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act,
  (i) ¨ Church Plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
  (j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

  If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please
specify the type of institution: ____________________________________
   

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 8 of 10 Pages

 

Item 4. OWNERSHIP.

 

 

The information as of the date of the event which requires filing of this statement required by Items 4(a) – (c) is set forth in Rows 5 – 11 of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each such Reporting Person. The percentage set forth in Row 11 of the cover page for each Reporting Person is based on 6,728,675 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of January 8, 2020, as represented in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 8, 2020.

 

The Investment Manager, which serves as the investment manager to the Empery Funds, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all shares of Common Stock held by the Empery Funds. Each of the Reporting Individuals, as Managing Members of the General Partner of the Investment Manager with the power to exercise investment discretion, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all shares of Common Stock held by the Empery Funds. The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by any Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of shares of Common Stock owned by another Reporting Person. Each of the Empery Funds and the Reporting Individuals hereby disclaims any beneficial ownership of any such shares of Common Stock.

   

 

Item 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS.
  Not applicable.
   
Item 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON.
  See Item 2(a) above.

 

Item 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY.
  Not applicable.

 

Item 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.
  Not applicable.

 

Item 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP.
  Not applicable.

 

Item 10. CERTIFICATION.
   
  Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
  By signing below each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

  

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 9 of 10 Pages

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

DATED: January 27, 2020

 

EMPERY ASSET MASTER, LTD.

By: EMPERY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP

By: EMPERY AM GP, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

By: _/s/ Ryan M. Lane                                     

Name: Ryan M. Lane

Title: Managing Member

   
  EMPERY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP
  By: EMPERY AM GP, LLC, its General Partner
   
  By: _/s/ Ryan M. Lane___________________
  Name:  Ryan M. Lane
  Title:  Managing Member
   
  _/s/ Ryan M. Lane______________________
  Ryan M. Lane
   
  _/s/ Martin D. Hoe______________________
  Martin D. Hoe

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 63008730213GPage 10 of 10 Pages

 

EXHIBIT 1

 

JOINT ACQUISITION STATEMENT
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-1(k)

 

The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing statement on Schedule 13G is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and that all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13G shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of filing additional joint acquisition statements. The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it contained therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning the others, except to the extent that he or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

 

DATED: January 27, 2020

 

 

EMPERY ASSET MASTER, LTD.

By: EMPERY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP

By: EMPERY AM GP, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

By: _/s/ Ryan M. Lane                                    

Name: Ryan M. Lane

Title: Managing Member

 

   
  EMPERY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP
  By: EMPERY AM GP, LLC, its General Partner
   
  By: _/s/ Ryan M. Lane___________________
  Name:  Ryan M. Lane
  Title:  Managing Member
   
  _/s/ Ryan M. Lane______________________
  Ryan M. Lane
   
  _/s/ Martin D. Hoe______________________
  Martin D. Hoe