Burrill Securities supports WILEX in exploring financing partners

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Munich, Germany / San Francisco, CA, USA, 02 July 2013 WILEX AG (ISIN DE0006614720 / WL6 / FSE) has engaged the investment banking firm Burrill Securities LLC as its exclusive advisor to assist the Company in selecting partners for the financing of WILEX’s projects.

WILEX is a biopharmaceutical company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Regulated Market / Prime Standard. The Company was founded in 1997 by a team of physicians and oncologists from the Technical University of Munich. WILEX’s mission is to develop diagnostic and therapeutic product candidates for the specific detection and targeted treatment of various types of cancer. The Company’s product candidates are based on antibodies and small molecules. WILEX Group works within the segments therapeutics, diagnostics and customer specific research and is one of the most comprehensive personalized medicine companies in Germany.

Burrill Securities provides life sciences companies with access to financial resources through global capital and a complementary blend of financial advisory services on public and private financings and cross-border transactions, including M&A, strategic partnerships, spinouts, and public and private capital raising. It provides companies enhanced access to public market investors through its Institutional Equities business. Burrill Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC is the investment banking arm of Burrill & Company (www.burrillandco.com).

WILEX’s Chief Executive Officer Olaf Wilhelm, MD, PhD commented: “We believe that we can best serve the interests of all our shareholders by exploring every possible alternative to enhance shareholder value as well as to secure financing of planned future phase III trials.”

“We are excited to work with the WILEX management team to unlock maximum shareholder value. We have known the Company for a long time and the mix of targeted therapeutics and diagnostics is a good fit for the market today”, commented Stephen Hurly, CEO Burrill Securities.

WILEX AG is based in Munich, Germany and focused on oncology. In the field of therapeutics, WILEX develops antibodies and small molecules. (RENCAREX®: Phase III, MESUPRON®: Phase II, WX-554: Phase Ib/II and WX-037: preclinical). In the segment diagnostics, REDECTANE® is an antibody-based imaging agent that is currently in a Phase III program. The Company also has a portfolio of biomarker assays that are marketed via its US subsidiary WILEX Inc. under the brand Oncogene Science. WILEX’s subsidiary Heidelberg Pharma GmbH offers preclinical contract research services and a highly promising antibody drug conjugate (ADC) technology platform. The business model of WILEX comprises research and product development as well as the commercialization of its activities. WILEX’s customers and partners include leading international pharmaceutical companies. Website: http://www.WILEX.com, ISIN DE0006614720 / WKN 661472 / Symbol WL6.


Katja Arnold (CIRO)
Director Corporate Communications
Grillparzerstr. 10
81675 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89-41 31 38-126
Fax: +49 (0)89-41 31 38-99

Email: investors@wilex.com

Burrill Securities
Stephen Hurly
Managing Director
1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2700
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: 1-415-591-5457
Email: shurly@b-c.com  


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