Coeptis Therapeutics to go public via merger with Bull Horn Holdings corp
Coeptis Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC PINK: COEP), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative cell therapy platforms for cancer, and Bull Horn Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: BHSE) (“Bull Horn”), today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for a business combination that will result in Coeptis becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bull Horn.
Coeptis Therapeutics, Inc., along with its wholly owned subsidiary Coeptis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (together “Coeptis”), is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative cell therapy platforms for cancer that have the potential to disrupt conventional treatment paradigms and improve patient outcomes. Coeptis’ product portfolio and rights are highlighted by a cell therapy technology (CD38-GEAR-NK) and an in vitro diagnostic (CD38-Diagnostic) targeting CD38-related cancers, which the company is developing with VyGen-Bio and leading medical researchers at the Karolinska Institutet. Coeptis’ business model is designed around maximizing the value of its current product portfolio and rights through in-license agreements, out-license agreements and co-development relationships, as well as entering into strategic partnerships to expand its product rights and offerings, specifically those targeting cancer. Coeptis was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Wexford, Pa.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bull Horn will merge with and into Coeptis and the holders of the outstanding Coeptis shares will receive equity in Bull Horn valued at $175 million (subject to adjustments). The Boards of Directors of both Coeptis and Bull Horn have unanimously approved the proposed merger, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of all regulatory approvals, as well as the approval of the proposed merger by Coeptis’ and Bull Horn’s shareholders. The close of the transaction is anticipated to occur in the third quarter 2022, with Bull Horn to domesticate from the British Virgin Islands to a Delaware corporation prior to the closing.
Bull Horn will be rebranded and operate as Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. and is expected to list on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “COEP.” Coeptis Therapeutics’ current President and Chief Executive Officer, David Mehalick, will lead the combined company as President and Chief Executive Officer, and current Chief Financial Officer of Bull Horn, Chris Calise, will join the post-closing Board of Directors.
Bridgeway Capital Partners and Meister Seelig & Fein LLP served as financial and legal advisors, respectively, to Coeptis. Jones Trading and Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP served as financial and legal advisors, respectively, to Bull Horn.