UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED

PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

(Amendment No.   )1

 

Realm Therapeutics plc

 (Name of Issuer)

Ordinary shares, nominal value of £0.10 per share

 (Title of Class of Securities)

75606L103

 (CUSIP Number)

July 3, 2018

 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of 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)

 

 

 

1              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 disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on 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).

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         8,261,8691  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          8,261,8691  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        8,261,8691  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        7.0%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

1 Includes (i) 185,933 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each of which represents twenty-five Shares (as defined below in Item 2) and in the aggregate 4,648,325 Shares and (ii) 1,139,568 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants (as defined below in Item 4).

2

CUSIP NO. 75606L103

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         5,346,9601  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          5,346,9601  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        5,346,9601  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        4.6%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

1 Includes (i) 120,333 ADSs, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 3,008,325 Shares and (ii) 737,512 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS LP  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Cayman Islands  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         968,6731  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          968,6731  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        968,6731  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        Less than 1%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

1 Includes (i) 21,800 ADSs, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 545,000 Shares and (ii) 133,610 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BVF Partners OS Ltd.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Cayman Islands  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         968,6731  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          968,6731  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        968,6731  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        Less than 1%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

1 Includes (i) 21,800 ADSs, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 545,000 Shares and (ii) 133,610 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BVF Partners L.P.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         17,773,8291  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          17,773,8291  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        17,773,8291  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        14.9%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN, IA  

  

1 Includes (i) 360,866 ADS, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 9,021,650 Shares and (ii) 2,451,563 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BVF Inc.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         17,773,8291  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          17,773,8291  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        17,773,8291  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        14.9%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

1 Includes (i) 360,866 ADS, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 9,021,650 Shares and (ii) 2,451,563 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Mark N. Lampert  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☒
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        United States  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         0 shares  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         17,773,8291  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          0 shares  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          17,773,8291  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        17,773,8291  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        14.9%1  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

1 Includes (i) 360,866 ADS, each of which represents twenty-five Shares and in the aggregate 9,021,650 Shares and (ii) 2,451,563 Shares issuable upon the exercise of certain Warrants.

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CUSIP NO. 75606L103

Item 1(a).Name of Issuer:

 

Realm Therapeutics plc, incorporated under the law of England and Wales (the “Issuer”).

 

Item 1(b).Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

 

267 Great Valley Parkway

Malvern, PA 19355

 

Item 2(a).Name of Person Filing
Item 2(b).Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence
Item 2(c).Citizenship

 

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. (“BVF”)

1 Sansome Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, California 94104

Citizenship: Delaware

 

Biotechnology Value Fund II, L.P. (“BVF2”)

1 Sansome Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, California 94104

Citizenship: Delaware

 

Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS LP (“Trading Fund OS”)

PO Box 309 Ugland House

Grand Cayman, KY1-1104

Cayman Islands

Citizenship: Cayman Islands

 

BVF Partners OS Ltd. (“Partners OS”)

PO Box 309 Ugland House

Grand Cayman, KY1-1104

Cayman Islands

Citizenship: Cayman Islands

 

BVF Partners L.P. (“Partners”)

1 Sansome Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, California 94104

Citizenship: Delaware

 

BVF Inc.

1 Sansome Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, California 94104

Citizenship: Delaware

 

Mark N. Lampert (“Mr. Lampert”)

1 Sansome Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, California 94104

Citizenship: United States

 

Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”

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Item 2(d).Title of Class of Securities:

 

Ordinary shares, nominal value of £0.10 per share (the “Shares”)

 

Item 2(e).CUSIP Number:

 

75606L103

 

Item 3.If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

 

    /x/ Not applicable.
       
  (a) / / Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.
       
  (b) / / Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.
       
  (c) / / Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.
       
  (d) / / Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.
       
  (e) / / An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
       
  (f) / / An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
       
  (g) / / A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
       
  (h) / / A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
       
  (i) / / A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act.
       
  (j) / / Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).  
       
  (k) / / Group, in accordance with Rule 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: ____

 

Item 4.Ownership

 

(a)Amount beneficially owned:

 

As of the close of business on July 18, 2018, the Reporting Persons held 6,128,906 Warrants exercisable for an aggregate of 2,451,563 Shares (the “Warrants”). Each Warrant is convertible into 0.4 of a Share. Such Warrants have an initial exercise price of £0.58 per Share, subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms of the Warrants, and expire in April 2020.

 

As of the close of business on July 18, 2018 (i) BVF beneficially owned 8,261,869 Shares, including 1,139,568 Shares issuable upon the exercise of Warrants, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned 5,346,960 Shares, including 737,512 Shares issuable upon the exercise of Warrants and (iii) Trading Fund OS beneficially owned 968,673 Shares, including 133,610 Shares issuable upon the exercise of Warrants.

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Partners OS, as the general partner of Trading Fund OS, may be deemed to beneficially own the 968,673 Shares beneficially owned by Trading Fund OS.

 

Partners, as the general partner of BVF, BVF2, the investment manager of Trading Fund OS, and the sole member of Partners OS, may be deemed to beneficially own the 17,773,829 Shares beneficially owned in the aggregate by BVF, BVF2, Trading Fund OS, and certain Partners managed accounts (the “Partners Managed Accounts”), including 3,196,327 Shares, which includes (i) 32,800 ADSs representing 820,000 Shares in the aggregate and (ii) 440,873 Shares issuable upon the exercise of Warrants, held in the Partners Managed Accounts.

 

BVF Inc., as the general partner of Partners, may be deemed to beneficially own the 17,773,829 Shares beneficially owned by Partners.

 

Mr. Lampert, as a director and officer of BVF Inc., may be deemed to beneficially own the 17,773,829 Shares beneficially owned by BVF Inc.

 

The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by any Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of any Shares owned by another Reporting Person. Partners OS disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares beneficially owned by Trading Fund OS. Each of Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares beneficially owned by BVF, BVF2, Trading Fund OS, and the Partners Managed Accounts, and the filing of this statement shall not be construed as an admission that any such person or entity is the beneficial owner of any such securities.

 

(b)Percent of class:

 

The following percentages are based on a denominator which is the sum of: (i) 116,561,917 Shares outstanding, as of March 31, 2018, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Prospectus on Form 424B4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3, 2018 and (ii) certain or all of the 2,451,563 Shares underlying certain Warrants, as applicable.

 

As of the close of business on July 18, 2018 (i) BVF beneficially owned approximately 7.0% of the outstanding Shares, (ii) BVF2 beneficially owned approximately 4.6% of the outstanding Shares, (iii) Trading Fund OS beneficially owned less than 1% of the outstanding Shares, (iv) Partners OS may be deemed to beneficially own less than 1% of the outstanding Shares, and (v) each of Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert may be deemed to beneficially own approximately 14.9% of the outstanding Shares (2.7% of the outstanding Shares are held in the Partners Managed Accounts).

 

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

 

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

 

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 

(ii)Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

 

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 

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

 

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

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(iv)Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

 

See Cover Pages Items 5-9.

 

Item 5.Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 6.Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

Partners, BVF Inc. and Mr. Lampert share voting and dispositive power over the Shares beneficially owned by BVF, BVF2, Trading Fund OS, and the Partners Managed Accounts.

 

Item 7.Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary That Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 8.Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 

See Exhibit 99.1.

 

Item 9.Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 10.Certifications.

 

By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its 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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SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: July 18, 2018

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, L.P.   BVF INC.
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its general partner   By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

By: BVF Inc., its general partner     Mark N. Lampert
        President
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President  

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

      MARK N. LAMPERT
       
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND II, L.P.    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its general partner    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
BVF PARTNERS L.P.    
       
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
BVF PARTNERS OS LTD.    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its sole member    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS LP    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its investment manager    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Joint Filing Agreement

 

The undersigned hereby agree that the Statement on Schedule 13G dated July 18, 2018 with respect to the Ordinary shares, nominal value of £0.10 per share of Realm Therapeutics plc, and any further amendments thereto executed by each and any of the undersigned shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Dated: July 18, 2018

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND, L.P.   BVF INC.
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its general partner   By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

By: BVF Inc., its general partner     Mark N. Lampert
        President
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President  

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

      MARK N. LAMPERT
       
BIOTECHNOLOGY VALUE FUND II, L.P.    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its general partner    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
BVF PARTNERS L.P.    
       
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
BVF PARTNERS OS LTD.    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its sole member    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President    
       
       
Biotechnology Value Trading Fund OS LP    
       
By: BVF Partners L.P., its investment manager    
By: BVF Inc., its general partner    
       
By:

/s/ Mark N. Lampert

   
  Mark N. Lampert    
  President