Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/14/2018 15:56:46)

 

 

United States

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 2)*

 

 

ESPERION THERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

29664W105

(CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2017

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing This Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

☐ Rule 13d-1(b)

☒ Rule 13d-1(c)

☐ Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 


CUSIP No.     29664W105  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

BB Biotech AG

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☒        (b)  ☐

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Switzerland

Number of

Shares

  Beneficially  

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

with:

   5.    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   6.   

Shared Voting Power

 

2,362,964

   7.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   8.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

2,362,964

  9.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

2,362,964

10.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares  ☐

 

11.   

Percent of Class Represented by amount in Row (9)

 

9.0%

12.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

HC,CO

 

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CUSIP No.     29664W105  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Biotech Target N.V.

 

   

I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only):

 

N/A

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☒        (b)  ☐

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Curacao

Number of

Shares

  Beneficially  

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

with:

   5.    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   6.   

Shared Voting Power

 

2,362,964

   7.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   8.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

2,362,964

  9.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

2,362,964

10.   

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares  ☐

 

11.  

Percent of Class Represented by amount in Row (9)

 

9.0%

12.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

CO

 

 

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Explanatory Note: This Amendment No. 2 (this “ Amendment No. 2 ”) amends the Schedule 13G filed by BB Biotech AG (“ BB Biotech ”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Biotech Target N.V. (collectively with BB Biotech, the “ Reporting Persons ”) on September 27, 2016, accession number 0001193125-16-721586 (the “ Schedule 13G ”), as previously amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Schedule 13G filed by the Reporting Persons on February 14, 2017, accession number 0001193125-17-043057 (“ Amendment No. 1 ”). Each of the Schedule 13G and Amendment No. 1 were inadvertently misfiled under Esperion Therapeutics, Inc./MI (CIK 0001066745) and should have been filed under Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (CIK 0001434868) (the “ Issuer ”). All future filings relating to the Schedule 13G, as amended, will be filed under the Issuer.

 

Item 4. Ownership

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

  (a) Amount beneficially owned: 2,362,964

 

  (b) Percent of class: 9.0%

 

  (c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

  (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote 0

 

  (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote 2,362,964

 

  (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 0

 

  (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 2,362,964

 

Item 10. Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

BB Biotech AG

 

Date: February 13, 2018

   

By:

  /s/ Michael Hutter
     

Signatory Authority

   

Name:

  Michael Hutter
   

Title:

  Signatory Authority

 

Date: February 13, 2018

   

By:

  /s/ Ivo Betschart
     

Signatory Authority

   

Name:

  Ivo Betschart
   

Title:

  Signatory Authority

Biotech Target N.V.

 

Date: February 13, 2018

   

By:

  /s/ Michael Hutter
     

Signatory Authority

   

Name:

  Michael Hutter
   

Title:

  Signatory Authority

 

Date: February 13, 2018

   

By:

  /s/ Ivo Betschart
     

Signatory Authority

   

Name:

  Ivo Betschart
   

Title:

  Signatory Authority

 

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit A: Agreement by and between BB Biotech AG and Biotech Target N.V. with respect to the filing of this disclosure statement.*

 

 

* Previously filed as an exhibit to BB Biotech AG and Biotech Target N.V.’s Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2016.

 

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