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UNITED STATES
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) August 27, 2021
BRICKELL BIOTECH, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware000-2108893-0948554
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

5777 Central Avenue
Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 505-4755
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareBBIThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01. Entry into Material Definitive Agreement.
License and Development Agreement
On August 27, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), Brickell Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a License and Development Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Voronoi Inc. (“Voronoi”), pursuant to which the Company acquired exclusive, worldwide rights to research, develop and commercialize novel therapeutics generated from a proprietary DYRK1A inhibitor platform. In accordance with the terms of the License Agreement, in exchange for the license rights, within 30 days following the Effective Date, the Company will make a one-time payment of $2.5 million in cash and issue 2,816,901 shares of its common stock (the “Shares”) to Voronoi, which number of Shares was based on a price of $0.89 per share, representing a premium of 35% to the 10-day trailing volume-weighted average trading price of the Company's common stock.
With respect to the first-generation compounds arising from the DYRK1A inhibitor platform, the License Agreement provides that the Company will make payments to Voronoi of up to $211.0 million in the aggregate contingent upon achievement of specified development, regulatory and commercial milestones. With respect to the second-generation compounds arising from the DYRK1A inhibitor platform, the Company will make payments to Voronoi of up to $107.5 million in the aggregate contingent upon achievement of specified development, regulatory and commercial milestones. Further, the License Agreement provides that the Company will pay Voronoi tiered royalty payments ranging from low single digits up to 10% of net sales of products arising from the DYRK1A inhibitor platform. All of the contingent payments and royalties are payable in cash except for $1,000,000 of the development and regulatory milestone payments, which amount is payable in Company common stock.
Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Company will be responsible for, and bear the future costs of, worldwide development and commercialization of all the licensed compounds.
The foregoing summary of the License Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the License Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
The information contained above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.01.
Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The information contained above in Item 1.01 related to the Common Stock is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.
This issuance by the Company of the Shares is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Regulation D thereunder. Voronoi has represented to the Company that it is an “accredited investor” as defined in the Securities Act and that the Shares are being acquired for investment purposes and not with a view to resale or distribution.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD.
On September 1, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the aforementioned transactions with Voronoi. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
10.1*
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
*Certain confidential information contained in this agreement has been omitted because it is both not material and is the type that the registrant treats as private or confidential.



SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 1, 2021Brickell Biotech, Inc.
By:
/s/ Robert B. Brown
Name:Robert B. Brown
Title:Chief Executive Officer