UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.     )*

 

 

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

23257D 10 3

(CUSIP Number)

July 28, 2017

(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 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 the 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 (“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. 23257D 10 3

 

  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Perceptive Advisors LLC

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

   5                       

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

2,685,882

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,685,882

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,685,882

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

6.1%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

IA


CUSIP No. 23257D 10 3

 

  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Joseph Edelman

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States of America

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

   5                       

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

2,685,882

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,685,882

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,685,882

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

6.1%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

IN


CUSIP No. 23257D 10 3

 

  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund, Ltd.

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

   5                       

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

2,685,882

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,685,882

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,685,882

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

6.1%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

CO


Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Issuer”)

 

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

7999 Gateway Blvd, Suite 130

Newark, CA 94560

 

Item 2(a). Names of Persons Filing:

The names of the persons filing this report (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”) are:

Perceptive Advisors LLC (“Perceptive Advisors”)

Joseph Edelman (“Mr. Edelman”)

Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund, Ltd. (the “Master Fund”)

 

Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:

The address of the principal business office of each of the Reporting Persons is:

51 Astor Place, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10003

 

Item 2(c). Citizenship:

Perceptive Advisors is a Delaware limited liability company

Mr. Edelman is a United States citizen

The Master Fund is a Cayman Islands corporation

 

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

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”)

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:

23257D 10 3.

 

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to §§ 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Ownership.

The information required by this item with respect to each Reporting Person is set forth in Rows 5 through 9 and 11 of the cover page to this Schedule 13G. The ownership percentages reported are based on 43,864,121 outstanding shares of Common Stock, as reported in the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed on November 8, 2017.


The Master Fund directly holds 2,685,882 shares of Common Stock. Perceptive Advisors serves as the investment manager to the Master Fund and may be deemed to beneficially own the securities directly held by the Master Fund. Mr. Edelman is the managing member of Perceptive Advisors and may be deemed to beneficially own the securities directly held by the Master Fund.

 

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 Persons have ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following ☐.

 

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 or Control Person.

Not applicable.

 

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

Not applicable.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification.

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 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, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11.


SIGNATURE

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

Date: November 14, 2017

 

PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC
By:  

/s/ Joseph Edelman

  Name:   Joseph Edelman
  Title:   Managing Member

 

/s/ Joseph Edelman

JOSEPH EDELMAN

 

PERCEPTIVE LIFE SCIENCES MASTER
FUND, LTD.
By:   Perceptive Advisors LLC
By:  

/s/ Joseph Edelman

  Name:   Joseph Edelman
  Title:   Managing Member


EXHIBIT 1

AGREEMENT

The persons below hereby agree that the Schedule 13G to which this agreement is attached as an exhibit, as well as all future amendments to such Schedule 13G, shall be filed on behalf of each of them. This agreement is intended to satisfy the requirements of Rule 13d-1(k)(1)(iii) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Date: November 14, 2017

 

PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC
By:  

/s/ Joseph Edelman

  Name:   Joseph Edelman
  Title:   Managing Member

 

/s/ Joseph Edelman

JOSEPH EDELMAN

 

PERCEPTIVE LIFE SCIENCES MASTER
FUND, LTD.
By:   Perceptive Advisors LLC
By:  

/s/ Joseph Edelman

  Name:   Joseph Edelman
  Title:   Managing Member