Kite Pharma increases proposed deal size to $120 million, raising price range to $15-$16


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Kite Pharma, a biotech developing cancer immunotherapies with the National Cancer Institute, raised the proposed deal size for its upcoming IPO on Thursday. The Santa Monica, CA-based company now plans to raise $116 million by offering 7.5 million shares at a price range of $15 to $16. The company had previously filed to offer 6.0 million shares at a range of $12 to $14. At the high end of the revised range, Kite Pharma would raise 54% more than previously anticipated. Kite Pharma, which was founded in 2009, plans to list on the NASDAQ under the symbol KITE. Kite Pharma initially filed confidentially on 4/4/2014. Jefferies & Co., Credit Suisse and Cowen & Company are the joint bookrunners on the deal. It is expected to price tonight.

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