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PureTech Founded Entity Akili Interactive, a Leader in Digital Medicine, to Become Publicly Traded Through Combination with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I

PureTech Founded Entity Akili Interactive, a Leader in Digital Medicine, to Become Publicly Traded Through Combination with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I


In addition to PureTech’s advanced Wholly Owned Pipeline, Founded Entities are an additional source of value and Akili is now set to join the growing list of publicly-traded Founded Entities for PureTech, which also include Karuna Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KRTX), Vor Biopharma (Nasdaq: VOR) and Gelesis (NYSE: GLS)


Fully committed PIPE of $162 million led by $100 million from Social Capital with remaining $62 million from new and existing investors including: Suvretta Capital Management’s Averill strategy, Apeiron Investment Group, Temasek, co-founder PureTech Health, Polaris Partners, Evidity Health Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners and Omidyar Technology Ventures


Transaction values the combined company at an equity value post-money of up to approximately $1 billion and is expected to provide up to $412 million in gross cash proceeds


Transaction will support commercial launch of EndeavorRx®, a first-of-its-kind, FDA-cleared and CE-marked prescription digital therapeutic for pediatric ADHD, as well as advance clinical development pipeline across multiple neuropsychiatric diseases, including expanded ADHD populations, multiple sclerosis, autism, and depression


PureTech Health plc (Nasdaq: PRTC, LSE: PRTC) (“PureTech” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company announces today that its Founded Entity, Akili Interactive (“Akili”), a leading digital medicine company developing cognitive treatments through game-changing technologies, has entered into a definitive agreement to become publicly traded via a merger with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I (“SCS”) (Nasdaq: DNAA), a special purpose acquisition company. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2022, after which Akili will be listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the new ticker symbol “AKLI.” As a public company with world-class backing and strong financial flexibility, Akili will be positioned to pioneer a new class of digital medicines for millions of people living with cognitive impairment.


“Akili, as with all our Founded Entities, was co-invented and advanced through initial milestones by the PureTech team, and we are proud of Akili’s continued path of success, most notably with the FDA clearance of EndeavorRx and now with its potential listing on Nasdaq,” said Bharatt Chowrira, Ph.D., J.D., President and Chief Business, Legal and Operating Officer of PureTech and Akili Board Member. “With Akili on its way to becoming yet another publicly-traded Founded Entity for PureTech, our unique model continues to demonstrate the multiple ways in which we are generating value at PureTech, including equity stakes in public and private Founded Entities, royalties and milestone payments due to us from certain invented products, pharma collaborations to advance non-core programs and – importantly –  our rapidly progressing and advanced Wholly Owned Pipeline which we see as our major value driver going forward.”


[Full Akili Release]


About PureTech Health

PureTech is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing highly differentiated medicines for devastating diseases, including inflammatory, fibrotic and immunological conditions, intractable cancers, lymphatic and gastrointestinal diseases and neurological and neuropsychological disorders, among others. The Company has created a broad and deep pipeline through the expertise of its experienced research and development team and its extensive network of scientists, clinicians and industry leaders. This pipeline, which is being advanced both internally and through PureTech's Founded Entities, is comprised of 25 therapeutics and therapeutic candidates, including two that have received both U.S. FDA clearance and European marketing authorization, as of the date of PureTech's most recently filed Half Year Report and corresponding Form 6-K. All of the underlying programs and platforms that resulted in this pipeline of therapeutic candidates were initially identified or discovered and then advanced by the PureTech team through key validation points based on the Company's unique insights into the biology of the brain, immune and gut, or BIG, systems and the interface between those systems, referred to as the BIG Axis.


For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter @puretechh.


Ownership Information

PureTech's percentage ownership of Akili as of December 31, 2021 was approximately 22.3 percent on a diluted basis, prior to the transaction. This calculation of PureTech's holding includes issued and outstanding shares as well as options and warrants to purchase shares, but excludes unallocated shares authorized to be issued pursuant to equity incentive plans. PureTech’s ownership of Akili will be updated following completion of the transaction.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are or may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including without limitation those statements that relate to expectations regarding Akili’s merger with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I (Nasdaq: DNAA) or matters related thereto, including expectations regarding the completion of the transaction and potential timing for the same, expectations regarding the use of proceeds from the merger transaction, expectations with respect to the commercial launch of EndeavorRx®, expectations with respect to Akili’s future prospects, development plans, and strategies, the competitive environment in which Akili operates, PureTech’s mechanisms for value generation, and PureTech’s future prospects, value drivers, development plans, and strategies. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, those risks, uncertainties and other important factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC and in our other regulatory filings. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding the present and future business strategies of the Company and the environment in which it will operate in the future. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as at the date of this press release. Except as required by law and regulatory requirements, we disclaim any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014.





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Last Updated: 26-Jan-2022