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Spexis to file an application for a debt-restructuring moratorium

Spexis AG / Key word(s): Strategic Company Decision

08-Nov-2023 / 07:15 CET/CEST
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Allschwil, Switzerland, November 8, 2023

Spexis to file an application for a debt-restructuring moratorium


Spexis AG (SIX: SPEX) is in the process of filing an application for a debt-restructuring moratorium with the Western District Court of the Canton Basel-Landschaft.


As previously reported in various Spexis announcements, SPRIM Global Investments (SGI) has been a repeat investor and debt lender to the Company since February 2023. As of yesterday, Spexis and SGI had been negotiating terms of an additional tranche of financing to continue implementation of the COPILOT study, when Spexis received – without any advance notice that same would be forthcoming - notices from SGI of alleged events of default on various secured loans in the aggregate principal amount of USD 4.5 Mio. which Spexis AG, EnBiotix, Inc. (the wholly-owned subsidiary of Spexis) and Spexis Australia Pty Ltd. have entered into with SGI over the past several months. For its part, Spexis contends that the alleged events of default have not occurred.   


However, given this development, the Board of Directors has concluded that continuing funding of the ongoing clinical development and research activities with its current cash reserves of approximately CHF 800k is not feasible. Accordingly, and with no other near-term sources of funding being available, the Company shall seek to move into a debt-restructuring moratorium as soon as practically possible.


In conjunction with the Company's above announcement and the immediate implementation of restructuring measures, eight Swiss and two U.S. employees are currently in an ongoing employment relationship with the company or its subsidiaries.


The Company expects to issue further announcements as progress with its debt-restructuring moratorium procedure is made.  

About Spexis

Spexis (SIX: SPEX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Allschwil, Switzerland, focused on rare diseases and oncology. For further information please visit:



For further information please contact:

For Investors: 
Stephen Jasper
Managing Director
Gilmartin Group
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Dr. Stephan Feldhaus
Feldhaus & Partner
+41 79 865 9256


This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current assumptions and forecasts of Spexis management. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development, in particular Spexis’ results, financial situation, and performance. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only of the date of this communication. Spexis disclaims any intention or obligation to update and revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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