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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): January 17, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38978   47-4839948

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


26 Landsdowne Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 651-8851


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   FULC   The Nasdaq Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  




Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc., or Fulcrum, expects to report that it had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of approximately $202.9 million as of December 31, 2022.

The estimated cash figure is preliminary and unaudited, represents a management estimate as of the date of this current report on Form 8-K and is subject to completion of Fulcrum’s financial closing procedures. Fulcrum’s independent registered public accounting firm has not conducted an audit or review of, and does not express an opinion or any other form of assurance with respect to, the estimated cash figure.

The information in this Item 2.02 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On January 17, 2023, Fulcrum issued a press release, or the Press Release, announcing the commencement of a proposed public offering of $100.0 million of its shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. A copy of the Press Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

On January 17, 2023, Fulcrum notified Piper Sandler & Co., or Piper Sandler, that it was suspending its use of and terminating the prospectus supplement, or the ATM Prospectus Supplement, related to the potential issuance from time to time of Fulcrum’s common stock pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement, or the Sales Agreement, dated May 9, 2022, by and between Fulcrum and Piper Sandler. Fulcrum will not make any sales of its securities pursuant to the Sales Agreement, unless and until a new prospectus supplement or a new registration statement is filed. Other than the termination of the ATM Prospectus Supplement, the Sales Agreement remains in full force and effect. A copy of the Sales Agreement was filed as Exhibit 1.1 to Fulcrum’s current report on Form 8-K on May 9, 2022.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:




99.1    Press release, dated January 17, 2023
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


Date: January 17, 2023     By:  

/s/ Curtis Oltmans

    Name:   Curtis Oltmans
    Title:   General Counsel

Exhibit 99.1



Fulcrum Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – January 17, 2023Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc.® (Nasdaq: FULC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of patients with genetically defined rare diseases, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $100.0 million of shares of its common stock. Fulcrum also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $15.0 million of shares of its common stock offered in the public offering. All of the shares in the proposed offering are to be sold by Fulcrum.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, SVB Securities and Piper Sandler & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as lead manager for the proposed offering. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

The shares are being offered by Fulcrum pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that was previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by mail at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; SVB Securities LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 53 State Street, 40th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, by phone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6105 or by email at syndicate@svbsecurities.com; or Piper Sandler & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at prospectus@psc.com.

The final terms of the offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Fulcrum Therapeutics

Fulcrum Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of patients with genetically defined rare diseases in areas of high unmet medical need. Fulcrum’s two lead programs in clinical development are losmapimod, a small molecule for the treatment of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), and FTX-6058, a small molecule designed to increase expression of fetal hemoglobin for the treatment of sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies, including beta-thalassemia. Fulcrum’s proprietary product engine FulcrumSeek, identifies drug targets that can modulate gene expression to treat the known root cause of gene mis-expression.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the timing, size and completion of the proposed public offering. All such forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties related to fluctuations in Fulcrum’s stock price, changes in market conditions, the final terms of the public offering and satisfaction of customary

closing conditions related to the public offering, as well as the other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section in the prospectus supplement and registration statement referenced above and in Fulcrum’s most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as well as other risks detailed in Fulcrum’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance that Fulcrum will be able to complete the public offering on the anticipated terms. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Fulcrum undertakes no duty to update this information, even if subsequent events cause its views to change, unless required by law.


Dee Smith

Executive Director, Corporate Communications

Fulcrum Therapeutics