Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2018



Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36912   46-1537286

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

6310 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 101

San Diego, California 92121

(858) 752-6170

(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)



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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 8, 2018, Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (“Cidara”) entered into a Controlled Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., as sales agent (“Cantor Fitzgerald”), pursuant to which Cidara may offer and sell, from time to time, through Cantor Fitzgerald, shares of Cidara common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $35.0 million.

Cidara is not obligated to sell any shares under the Sales Agreement. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, Cantor Fitzgerald will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable law and regulations to sell shares from time to time based upon Cidara’s instructions, including any price, time or size limits specified by Cidara.

Under the Sales Agreement, Cantor Fitzgerald may sell shares by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at-the-market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Cantor Fitzgerald’s obligations to sell shares under the Sales Agreement are subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, including the effectiveness of the registration statement on Form S-3 filed by Cidara with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 8, 2018 (the “Registration Statement”). Cidara will pay Cantor Fitzgerald a commission of 3.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of shares and has agreed to provide Cantor Fitzgerald with customary indemnification and contribution rights. Cidara has also agreed to reimburse Cantor Fitzgerald for legal fees and disbursements, not to exceed $50,000 in the aggregate, in connection with entering into the Sales Agreement.

The Sales Agreement may be terminated by Cantor Fitzgerald or Cidara at any time upon notice to the other party, or by Cantor Fitzgerald at any time in certain circumstances, including the occurrence of a material and adverse change in Cidara’s business or financial condition that makes it impractical or inadvisable to market the shares or to enforce contracts for the sale of the shares.

Shares sold under the Sales Agreement will be issued pursuant to the Registration Statement and the sales agreement prospectus that forms a part of such Registration Statement, following such time as the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any shares under the Sales Agreement, nor shall there be any sale of such shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit No.



1.1    Controlled Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement, dated as of November  8, 2018, by and between Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald  & Co. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.2 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3, filed on November 8, 2018).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2018     /s/ Jeffrey L. Stein
    Jeffrey L. Stein
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer)