UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

(Amendment No. 4)*

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

MABVAX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

(Titles of Class of Securities)

55414P702

(CUSIP Number)

May 9, 2019

(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)

 

*

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out of 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 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, as amended (the “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. 55414P702  

 

  1   

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OPKO Health, 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

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

488,131 (1)

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

488,131 (1)

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

  9   

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

488,131 (1)

10  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.99% (2)

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

CO

 

(1)

Comprised of (i) 135,371 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 (the “Common Stock”), of Mabvax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (the “Issuer”) and (ii) 277,778 shares of Common Stock into which shares of Series L Preferred Stock of the Issuer could be converted and 74,982 shares of Common Stock into which Series I Preferred Stock of the Issuer could be converted. Excludes (i) 32,625 shares of Common Stock into which Class I Preferred Stock of the Issuer cannot currently be converted due to a provision that precludes OPKO from converting such preferred stock as applicable, if such conversion would result in OPKO or any of its affiliates beneficially owning in excess of 4.99% of the shares of Common Stock, and (ii) 150,150 shares of Common Stock into which Class E Preferred Stock of the Issuer cannot currently be converted due to a provision that precludes OPKO from converting such preferred stock as applicable, if such conversion would result in OPKO or any of its affiliates beneficially owning in excess of 4.99% of the shares of Common Stock.

 

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(2)

Calculated based on (i) 9,429,582 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of April 24, 2019, as reported in the Issuer’s amended quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2019 (the “Quarterly Report”), and (ii) 352,760 shares of Common Stock underlying currently convertible preferred stock.

 

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CUSIP No. 55414P702  

 

  1   

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Phillip Frost, M.D.

  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 SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
WITH:
     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

487,855 (2)

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

487,855 (2)

  9   

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

487,855 (2)

10  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ☒

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.99% (1)

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

(1)

Calculated based on 9,429,582 shares of the Common Stock outstanding as of April 24, 2019, as reported in the Quarterly Report.

(2)

Represents (i) 140,778 shares of common stock held by Frost Gamma Investments Trust (“FGIT”), (ii) 69,299 shares of common stock underlying Series D Convertible Preferred Stock and (iii) 277,778 shares of common stock underlying Series L Convertible Preferred Stock. Excludes (i) 129,388 shares of common stock underlying Series D Convertible Preferred Stock which contains a 4.99% beneficial ownership blocker and (ii) 107,607 shares of common stock underlying Series I Convertible Preferred Stock held by FGIT which contains a 4.99% beneficial ownership blocker. Dr. Frost is the trustee of FGIT. Frost Gamma L.P. is the sole and exclusive beneficiary of FGIT. Dr. Frost is one of two limited partners of Frost Gamma L.P. The general partner of Frost Gamma L.P. is Frost Gamma, Inc., and the sole shareholder of

 

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  Frost Gamma, Inc. is Frost-Nevada Corporation. Dr. Frost is the sole shareholder of Frost-Nevada Corporation. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of any pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

 

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CUSIP No. 55414P702  

 

  1   

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Frost Gamma Investments Trust

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a)  ☒        (b)  ☒

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Florida

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

487,855 (2)

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

487,855 (2)

  9   

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

487,855 (2)

10  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.99% (1)

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO

 

(1)

Calculated based on 9,429,582 shares of the Common Stock outstanding as of April 24, 2019, as reported in the Quarterly Report.

(2)

Represents (i) 140,778 shares of common stock held by Frost Gamma Investments Trust (“FGIT”), (ii) 69,299 shares of common stock underlying Series D Convertible Preferred Stock and (iii) 277,778 shares of common stock underlying Series L Convertible Preferred Stock. Excludes (i) 129,388 shares of common stock underlying Series D Convertible Preferred Stock which contains a 4.99% beneficial ownership blocker and (ii) 107,607 shares of common stock underlying Series I Convertible Preferred Stock held by FGIT which contains a 4.99% beneficial ownership blocker. Dr. Frost is the trustee of FGIT. Frost Gamma L.P. is the sole and exclusive beneficiary of FGIT. Dr. Frost is one of two limited partners of Frost Gamma L.P. The general partner of Frost Gamma L.P. is Frost Gamma, Inc., and the sole shareholder of

 

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  Frost Gamma, Inc. is Frost-Nevada Corporation. Dr. Frost is the sole shareholder of Frost-Nevada Corporation. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of any pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

 

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EXPLANTORY NOTE

This Schedule 13G (the “Statement”) is filed (i) by OPKO Health, Inc. (“OPKO”) and (ii) to amend the Schedule 13G filed by Phillip Frost, M.D. and Frost Gamma Investments Trust (“FGIT”) on April 10, 2015 (the “Original 13G”), as amended on February 8, 2016, February 3, 2017 and January 31, 2018.

On September 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed a civil complaint in the Southern District of New York (the “Complaint”), against a number of individuals and entities, including OPKO and its CEO and Chairman, Dr. Frost.

In December 2018, OPKO, Dr. Frost and FGIT entered into settlements with the SEC, which, upon approval by the court in January 2019, resolved the claims against OPKO, Dr. Frost and FGIT. Pursuant to the settlement between OPKO and the SEC, and without admitting or denying any of the allegations of the Complaint, OPKO agreed to be enjoined from future violations of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), a claim that requires no showing of scienter, and to pay a civil monetary penalty, which has been paid. OPKO also agreed, within certain stipulated time periods, to: (i) establish a Management Investment Committee (“MIC”) that will make recommendations to an Independent Investment Committee (“IIC”) of OPKO’s board of directors in connection with existing and future strategic minority investments; and (ii) retain an Independent Compliance Consultant (“ICC”) on a time-limited basis to, among other things, advise OPKO on whether filings pursuant to Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act for previous strategic minority investments made at the suggestion of or in tandem with Dr. Frost and his related persons or entities should be made or amended to reflect group membership with Dr. Frost.

Under the terms of the settlement between the SEC, Dr. Frost and FGIT, and without admitting or denying any of the allegations in the Complaint, Dr. Frost agreed to injunctions from violations of Sections 5(a) and (c) and 17(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, claims which may be satisfied by strict liability and negligence, respectively, and Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, also a strict liability claim; to pay a civil monetary penalty, disgorgement and pre-judgment interest, which have been paid; and to be prohibited, with certain exceptions, from trading in penny stocks.

The ICC has concluded his work, determined that certain prior investments in the Issuer by OPKO and Dr. Frost should have been grouped under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, and recommended the filing of this form.

OPKO has now established the MIC and IIC, and following the establishment of these committees, any group between OPKO, Dr. Frost and affiliated entities with respect to investments in the Issuer has ceased to exist.

 

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Item 1(a).

Name of Issuer:

Mabvax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.

 

Item 1(b).

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

11535 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92121

 

Item 2(a).

Name of Person Filing:

This statement is being filed by:

 

  (i)

OPKO Health, Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware;

 

  (ii)

Phillip Frost, M.D.; and

 

  (iii)

Frost Gamma Investments Trust, a trust organized under the laws of the State of Florida.

The Reporting Persons have entered into a joint filing agreement, dated as of May 9, 2019, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.

 

Item 2(b).

Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:

The principal business address of each of the Reporting Persons is as follows:

OPKO Health, Inc.

4400 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, Florida 33137

Phillip Frost, M.D.

Frost Gamma Investments Trust

4400 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 1500

Miami, Florida 33137

 

Item 2(c).

Citizenship:

See response to Item 4 of each of the cover pages.

 

Item 2(d).

Titles of Classes of Securities:

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

 

Item 2(e).

CUSIP Number:

55414P702

 

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(n):

 

  (a)

☐ Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

  (b)

☐ Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

  (c)

☐ Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

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  (d)

☐ Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 

  (e)

☐ Investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).

 

  (f)

☐ Employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).

 

  (g)

☐ Parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

 
  (h)

☐ Savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (13 U.S.C. 1813).

 

  (i)

☐ Church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).

 

  (j)

Non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240. 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

  (k)

☐ Group in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240. 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:                     

 

Item 4.

Ownership

 

  (a)

Amount Beneficially Owned:

See responses to Item 9 on each cover page.

 

  (b)

Percent of Class:

See responses to Item 11 on each cover page.

 

  (c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

  (i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

See responses to Item 5 on each cover page.

 

  (ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

See responses to Item 6 on each cover page.

 

  (iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

See responses to Item 7 on each cover page.

 

  (iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

See responses to Item 8 on each cover page.

 

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Item 5.

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following ☒.

OPKO ceased to be a member of a group with Dr. Frost no later than the establishment of the IIC and MIC on February 1, 2019. None of the Reporting Persons are the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the outstanding Common Stock

 

Item 6.

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

Not Applicable.

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

See response to Item 2(a) above.

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

The information set forth under the heading “Explanatory Note” and Item 5 is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 8.

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group.

The information set forth under the heading “Explanatory Note” and Item 5 is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 9.

 

Item 10.

Certification.

By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its or his 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 and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11.

 

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SIGNATURE

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

Dated: May 9, 2019

 

OPKO Health, Inc.
By:    /s/ Kate Inman
 

 

Kate Inman

  General Counsel, Secretary

 

Phillip Frost, M.D.
By:   

*

 

Frost Gamma Investments Trust
By:    *
 

 

Phillip Frost, M.D.

Trustee

 

By:   

/s/ Steven D. Rubin

 

 

Attorney-in-Fact

 

*  This Schedule 13G was executed by Steven D. Rubin on behalf of the individuals listed above pursuant to a Power of Attorney, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 2.

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit 1    Agreement of Joint Filing as required by Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Act.
Exhibit 2    Power of Attorney.

 

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