S-8

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 10, 2021

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   04-3581650

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

30 Winter Street
Boston, Massachusetts
  02108
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

(Full Title of the Plan)

Erick Lucera

Chief Financial Officer

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

30 Winter Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

(Name and Address of Agent For Service)

(857) 400-0101

(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent For Service)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

 


CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Securities
to be Registered
 

Amount

to be

Registered(1)

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price

Per Share

 

Proposed

Maximum
Aggregate

Offering Price

  Amount of
Registration Fee

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share

  2,700,000 shares(2)    $7.16(3)   $19,332,000(3)   $2,109.12

 

 

(1) 

In accordance with Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement shall be deemed to cover any additional securities that may from time to time be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

(2) 

Consists of (i) 2,200,000 shares issuable under the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and (ii) 500,000 shares issuable under the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

(3) 

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rules 457(c) and 457(h) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on June 8, 2021.


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) on Form S-8 is being filed by AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Registrant”) for the purpose of registering (i) 2,200,000 additional shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), issuable under the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2019 Equity Incentive Plan”) and (ii) 500,000 additional shares of its Common Stock under the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan”). The Registrant previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) (i) a registration statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-250276) on November 20, 2020 with respect to the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2019 Equity Incentive Plan Prior Registration Statement”) and (ii) registration statements on Form S-8 (File Nos. 333-165530 and 333-189565) on March 17, 2010 and June 25, 2013, respectively, with respect to the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan Prior Registration Statements”, and together with the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan Prior Registration Statement, the “Prior Registration Statements”). This Registration Statement relates to the securities of the same class as that to which the Prior Registration Statements relate and is submitted in accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8 regarding registration of additional securities. In accordance with such instruction, except as otherwise set forth below, the contents of the Prior Registration Statements relating to the Plans are incorporated herein by reference.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 8. Exhibits.

The following exhibits are incorporated herein by reference:

 

Number

  

Description

4.1    Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant, as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2021 (File No. 001-34655)).
4.2    Second Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended, filed on February 8, 2010 (File No. 333-163778)).
5.1*    Opinion of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, counsel to the Registrant
23.1*    Consent of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (included in Exhibit 5)
23.2*    Consent of Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm for the Registrant
24.1*    Power of attorney (included on the signature pages of this Registration Statement)
99.1    2019 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Form DEF-14A filed on April 30, 2019 (File No. 001-34655)).

 

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99.2    Amendment No.  1 to 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Form DEF-14A filed on April  28, 2020 (File No. 001-34655)).
99.3    Amendment No.  2 to 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Form DEF-14A filed on April 28, 2021 (File No. 001-34655)).
99.3    Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix B to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Form DEF-14A filed on April 28, 2021 (File No. 001-34655)).

 

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Filed herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on this 10th day of June, 2021.

 

AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Michael Bailey

  Michael Bailey
  President & Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGNATURES

We, the undersigned officers and directors of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., hereby severally constitute and appoint Michael Bailey and Erick Lucera, and each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys with full power to them, and each of them singly, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed herewith and any and all subsequent amendments to said Registration Statement, and generally to do all such things in our names and on our behalf in our capacities as officers and directors to enable AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming our signatures as they may be signed by our said attorneys, or any of them, to said Registration Statement and any and all amendments thereto.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

  

Date

/s/ Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

  

    President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    (Principal executive officer)

   June 10, 2021

/s/ Erick Lucera

Erick Lucera

  

    Chief Financial Officer (Principal

    financial and accounting officer)

   June 10, 2021

/s/ Kenneth Bate

Kenneth Bate

       Director    June 10, 2021

/s/ Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen

       Director    June 10, 2021

/s/ Corinne Epperly

Corinne Epperly

       Director    June 10, 2021

/s/ Anthony Evnin

Anthony Evnin

       Director    June 10, 2021

 

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/s/ Gregory Mayes

Gregory Mayes

       Director    June 10, 2021

/s/ Scarlett Spring

Scarlett Spring

       Director    June 10, 2021

 

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EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

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June 10, 2021

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

30 Winter Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

 

  Re:

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended

      

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have assisted in the preparation of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to an aggregate of 2,700,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Shares”), of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issuable under the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, and the AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (collectively, the “Plans”).

We have examined the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Company, each as amended and restated to date, and originals, or copies certified to our satisfaction, of all pertinent records of the meetings of the directors and stockholders of the Company, the Registration Statement and such other documents relating to the Company as we have deemed material for the purposes of this opinion.

In our examination of the foregoing documents, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified, photostatic or other copies, the authenticity of the originals of any such documents and the legal competence of all signatories to such documents.

We assume that the appropriate action will be taken, prior to the offer and sale of the Shares in accordance with the Plans, to register and qualify the Shares for sale under all applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws.

We express no opinion herein as to the laws of any state or jurisdiction other than the state laws of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the federal laws of the United States of America.

 

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It is understood that this opinion is to be used only in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares while the Registration Statement is in effect.

Please note that we are opining only as to the matters expressly set forth herein, and no opinion should be inferred as to any other matters.

Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized for issuance and, when the Shares are issued and paid for in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Plans, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the Commission in connection with the Registration Statement in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act. In giving such consent, we do not hereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission.

 

Very truly yours,
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP
By:  

/s/ Cynthia Mazareas

  Cynthia Mazareas, Partner
EX-23.2

Exhibit 23.2

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8) pertaining to the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, and the Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan of Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of our reports dated March 16, 2021, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

June 10, 2021