SC 14D9/A





Washington, D.C. 20549




(Rule 14d-101)

Solicitation/Recommendation Statement

Under Section 14(d)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 4)




(Name of Subject Company)




(Name of Person Filing Statement)



Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)


(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Eliot Forster, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Eddeva B920

Babraham Research Campus

Cambridge, CB22 3AT, United Kingdom


(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications

on behalf of the person filing statement)

With copies to:

William C. Hicks, Esq.

Matthew J. Gardella, Esq.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

One Financial Center

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 542-6000




Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.




This Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 14D-9 (the “Amendment”) amends and supplements the Solicitation/ Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Schedule 14D-9”) previously filed by F-star Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 7, 2022 relating to the offer by invoX Pharma Limited, a private limited Company organized under the laws of England and Wales (“Parent” or “invoX Pharma”), Fennec Acquisition Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (“Purchaser”) and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, and Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited, a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Guarantor”) to acquire any and all of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock (the “Company Shares”), at a purchase price of $7.12 per Company Share (the “Offer Price”), net to the seller thereof in cash, and less any required withholding taxes, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated July 7, 2022 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), and in the related Letter of Transmittal (which, together with the Offer to Purchase, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time, constitute the “Offer”).

Except as otherwise set forth below, the information set forth in the Schedule 14D-9 remains unchanged and is incorporated by reference as relevant to the items in this Amendment. Capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Schedule 14D-9. This Amendment is being filed to reflect certain updates as reflected below.

Item 8. Additional Information. 

Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

Under the subsections entitled “—Regulatory Approvals—National Security and Investment Act” on page 49, the following sentence is hereby added at the end of such subsection, as set forth below:

“On September 29, 2022, the United Kingdom’s Investment Security Unit informed the parties that its investigation was complete and that the parties were cleared to proceed with the proposed transaction under the UK’s National Security and Investment Act (“NSIA”).”



After due 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.


F-star Therapeutics, Inc.

/s/ Eliot Forster, Ph.D.

  Name: Eliot Forster, Ph.D.
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Dated: October 3, 2022