As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 31, 2022
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-3 REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-259353
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|245 Main Street, 2nd Floor||245 Main Street, 2nd Floor|
|Cambridge, MA 02142||Cambridge, MA 02142|
|(617) 682-3625||(617) 682-3625|
|(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)||(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)|
With a copy to:
Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.
Victor Goldfeld, Esq.
John L. Robinson, Esq.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable.
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DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
This Post-Effective Amendment (the “Post-Effective Amendment”) relates to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Commission File No. 333-259353), originally filed by Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Checkmate”), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on September 7, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”), registering up to $150,000,000 in aggregate principal amount for issuance of the Company’s common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants and/or units, in any combination, together or separately, in one or more offerings in amounts. The Registration Statement became effective on September 15, 2021.
On May 31, 2022, pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 18, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Checkmate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a New York corporation (“Regeneron”), and Scandinavian Acquisition Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron (“Purchaser”), Purchaser merged with and into Checkmate, with Checkmate surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron.
As a result of the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement, Checkmate has terminated all offerings of its securities pursuant to the Registration Statement. Checkmate, by filing this Post-Effective Amendment, hereby terminates the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and removes from registration any and all securities registered but unsold under the Registration Statement as of the date hereof. As a result of this deregistration, no securities remain registered for sale pursuant to the Registration Statement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Town of Greenburgh, State of New York, on this day of May 31, 2022.*
|CHECKMATE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Nouhad Husseini|
|Name: Nouhad Husseini|
|Title: Managing Director|
* Pursuant to Rule 478 under the Securities Act no other person is required to sign this Post-Effective Amendment.