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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000919574-19-006500
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2019-10-18 16:36:29
Filed By:
Armistice Capital
Company:
Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYEG)
Filing Date:
2019-10-18
SEC Url:
13D Filing
Ownership Summary

Please notice the below summary table is generated without human intervention and may contain errors. Please refer to the complete filing displayed below for exact figures.

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Armistice Capital 0 3,245,000 0 3,245,000 3,245,000 63.8%
Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd 0 3,245,000 0 3,245,000 3,245,000 63.8%
Steven Boyd 0 3,245,000 0 3,245,000 3,245,000 63.8%
Filing

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

(Amendment No. 5)*

 

 

EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

30233M503
(CUSIP Number)

 

 

Daniel Radden

c/o Armistice Capital LLC

510 Madison Avenue

7th Floor

New York, NY 10022

Telephone Number: (212) 231-4930

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive

Notices and Communications)

 

 

October 18, 2019
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of ss.240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box [X].
   
* 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 disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 

 


CUSIP No.
30233M503    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS  
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)  
     
  Armistice Capital, LLC  

 

2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]

 

3. SEC USE ONLY  
     
     

 

4. SOURCE OF FUNDS  
     
  AF  

 

5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
[_]

 

6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
     
  Delaware  

 

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

7. SOLE VOTING POWER  
     
  0  

 

8. SHARED VOTING POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
  0  

 

10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
     
  3,245,000  

 

12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES  
[_]

 

13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
     
  63.8%  

 

14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
     
  IA, OO  
     

 

 

 


CUSIP No.
30233M503    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS  
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)  
     
  Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd.  

 

2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]

 

3. SEC USE ONLY  
     
     

 

4. SOURCE OF FUNDS  
     
  WC  

 

5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
[_]

 

6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
     
  Cayman Islands  

 

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

7. SOLE VOTING POWER  
     
  0  

 

8. SHARED VOTING POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
  0  

 

10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
     
  3,245,000  

 

12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES  
[_]

 

13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
     
  63.8%  

 

14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
     
  CO  
     

 

 

 


CUSIP No.
30233M503    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS  
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)  
     
  Steven Boyd  

 

2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]

 

3. SEC USE ONLY  
     
     

 

4. SOURCE OF FUNDS  
     
  AF  

 

5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
[_]

 

6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
     
  United States of America  

 

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

7. SOLE VOTING POWER  
     
  0  

 

8. SHARED VOTING POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
  0  

 

10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
     
  3,245,000  

 

11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
     
  3,245,000  

 

12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES  
[_]

 

13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
     
  63.8%  

 

14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
     
  IN, HC  
     

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 30233M503    

 

Item 1. Security and Issuer.  

 

 

The name of the issuer is EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Issuer"). The address of the Issuer's principal executive offices is 271 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 108, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452. This Amendment No. 5 to Schedule 13D relates to the Issuer's Common Stock, $0.01 par value (the "Shares").

 

 
     

 

Item 2. Identity and Background.  

 

  (a), (f) The persons filing this statement are: (i) Armistice Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Armistice Capital"); (ii) Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd., a Cayman Islands corporation (the "Master Fund"); and (iii) Steven Boyd, a United States citizen ("Mr. Boyd", and collectively with Armistice Capital and the Master Fund, the "Reporting Persons").    
       
  (b), (c)

Armistice Capital is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission that is principally engaged in the business of providing investment management services to private investment vehicles, including the Master Fund. The principal business address of Armistice Capital is 510 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

 

The Master Fund is principally engaged in the business of investing in securities. The principal business address of the Master Fund is c/o dms Corporate Services Ltd., 20 Genesis Close, P.O. Box 314, Grand Cayman KY1-1104, Cayman Islands. The board of directors of the Master Fund consists of Steven Boyd, Kevin A. Phillip and Gregory S. Bennett.

 

Steven Boyd is the managing member of Armistice Capital and a director of the Master Fund. Mr. Boyd's business address is 510 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

 
       
  (d) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).  
       
  (e) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.  
     
 

 

 

 

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.  
     
  The funds for the purchase of the 3,245,000 Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons came from the working capital of the Master Fund, which is the direct owner of such Shares.  The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of the Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons is approximately $8,356,429.02.  No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares, other than any borrowed funds used for working capital purposes (including certain leverage arrangements) in the ordinary course of business.  
     

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.  
 

 

The Reporting Persons are filing this Schedule 13D/A to report a change in their respective beneficial ownership percentages of the Shares, as indicated in Item 5 below. In particular, the Master Fund currently holds Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Issuer that is convertible into 852,500 Shares. The Series C Convertible Stock was previously subject to a blocker provision that prevented the Master Fund from converting the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock into Shares if it would be more than a 4.99% beneficial owner of the Shares following such conversion. The Issuer's shareholders agreed to approve the removal of the foregoing blocker provision at the Issuer's annual meeting of stockholders that was held on June 20, 2019.

 

Mr. Boyd currently serves as a member of the Issuer's board of directors (the "Board").

 

 
 

The Reporting Persons purchased the Shares for investment in the ordinary course of their investment activities based on the Reporting Persons' belief that the Shares, when purchased, were undervalued and represented an attractive investment opportunity. The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer's financial position, the price levels of the Shares, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, engaging in communications with management and/or the Board, engaging in discussions with stockholders of the Issuer and others about the Issuer and the Reporting Persons' investment, reshaping the Issuer's corporate strategy, recommending business development transactions, proposing changes to management, operations and the structure of the Board (including the composition of the Board), purchasing additional Shares, selling some or all of their Shares, engaging in short selling of or any hedging or similar transaction with respect to the Shares, or changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.

 

Except as otherwise set forth herein, the Reporting Persons do not have any present plans or proposals which would relate to, or result in, the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) – (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D. However, subject to market conditions and in compliance with applicable securities laws, the Reporting Persons reserve the right, at a later date, to effect one or more of such changes or transactions in the number of Shares they may be deemed to beneficially own in open-market or privately negotiated transactions, on such terms and at such times as the Reporting Persons may deem advisable.

 
     

 

 

 

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.  
     
  (a) - (d)

As of the date hereof, each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 3,245,000 Shares, constituting 63.8% of the Shares, based upon 5,088,960 Shares outstanding as of the date hereof, as adjusted for warrants and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Issuer beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons. Each of the Reporting Persons has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 0 Shares and the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 3,245,000 Shares. Each of the Reporting Persons has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 0 Shares and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 3,245,000 Shares.

 

There have been no transactions in the Shares by the Reporting Persons since the last Schedule 13D/A filed by the Reporting Persons in respect of the Issuer.

 
       
  (e)

N/A

 

 

 

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.  
     
 

The information set forth in Item 4 above is incorporated by reference in its entirety in this Item 6. The Reporting Persons do not have any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with any person with respect to securities of the Issuer that is not described in: (i) this Item 6; (ii) Item 4 above; (iii) attached hereto and/or incorporated herein by reference; and/or (iv) described in a prior Schedule 13D filed by the Reporting Persons in respect of the Issuer.

 

 

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.  

 

 

Exhibit A: Joint Filing Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

  October 18, 2019
  (Date)
 

 

 

  Armistice Capital, LLC*
   
  By:   /s/ Steven Boyd
   

Name: Steven Boyd

Title: Managing Member

     
     
  Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd.
   
  By:   /s/ Steven Boyd
   

Name: Steven Boyd

Title: Director

     
     
  Steven Boyd*
   
  /s/ Steven Boyd

 

 

* The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interests therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that such person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.

 

Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).

 

 

Exhibit A

 

AGREEMENT

 

 

The undersigned agree that this Amendment No. 5 to Schedule 13D, dated October 18, 2019, relating to the Common Stock, $0.01 par value, of EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.

 

 

  October 18, 2019
  (Date)
 

 

 

  Armistice Capital, LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Steven Boyd
   

Name: Steven Boyd

Title: Managing Member

     
     
  Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd.
   
  By:   /s/ Steven Boyd
   

Name: Steven Boyd

Title: Director

     
     
  Steven Boyd
   
  /s/ Steven Boyd