Schedule 13D

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. ___)*

 

 

Metacrine, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

59101E103

(CUSIP Number)

Louis S. Citron, Esq.

New Enterprise Associates

1954 Greenspring Drive, Suite 600, Timonium, MD 21093

(410) 842-4000

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

September 22, 2020

(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 §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

* 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.

The information required on 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. 59101E103

13D Page 2 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

New Enterprise Associates 16, L.P.

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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

 

Delaware Limited Partnership

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

PN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 3 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

NEA Partners 16, L.P.

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 Limited Partnership

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

PN

 

   

  

 

 

 

 CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 4 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

NEA 16 GP, LLC

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 Limited Liability Company

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

OO

 

   

 

 

 

  

  CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 5 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Forest Baskett

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 6 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Ali Behbahani

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 7 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Carmen Chang

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 8 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Anthony A. Florence, Jr.

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 9 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Mohamad H. Makhzoumi

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 citizen

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

    3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

    3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 10 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Joshua Makower

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 citizen

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

    3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 11 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Scott D. Sandell

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 citizen

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 12 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Peter W. Sonsini

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 citizen

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 13 of 22 Pages    

 

1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Paul Walker

 

   
2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

 

 

 

 

(a)

(b)

3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
4.  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

  

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 citizen

  

   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH  

 7.

 

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  8.  

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

  9.  

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0 Shares

 

  10.  

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,060,527 shares

 

11.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,060,527 shares

 

   
12.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)    

 

 

 

   
13.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

  

11.8%

 

   

 14.

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

   

IN

 

   

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103

13D Page 14 of 22 Pages    

Item 1.  Security and Issuer.

This statement relates to the common shares, $0.0001 par value (the “Common Stock”), of Metacrine, Inc. (the “Issuer”), having its principal executive office at 3985 Sorrento Valley Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121.

 

Item 2.  Identity and Background.

 

This statement is being filed by:

 

(a) New Enterprise Associates 16, L.P. (“NEA 16”), NEA Partners 16, L.P. (“NEA Partners 16”), which is the sole general partner of NEA 16; and NEA 16 GP, LLC (“NEA 16 LLC” and, together with NEA Partners 16, the “Control Entities”), which is the sole general partner of NEA Partners 16; and

 

(b) Forest Baskett (“Baskett”), Ali Behbahani (“Behbahani”), Carmen Chang (“Chang”), Anthony A. Florence, Jr. (“Florence”), Mohamad H. Makhzoumi (“Makhzoumi”), Joshua Makower (“Makower”), Scott D. Sandell (“Sandell”), Peter W. Sonsini (“Sonsini”) and Paul Walker (“Walker”) (together, the “Managers”). The Managers are the managers of NEA 16 LLC.

 

The persons named in this Item 2 are referred to individually herein as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”

 

The address of the principal business office of NEA 16 and each Control Entity is New Enterprise Associates, 1954 Greenspring Drive, Suite 600, Timonium, MD 21093. The address of the principal business office of Behbahani is New Enterprise Associates, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. The address of the principal business office of Baskett, Chang, Makhzoumi, Makower, Sandell, Sonsini and Walker is New Enterprise Associates, 2855 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. The address of the principal business office of Florence is New Enterprise Associates, 104 5th Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

 

The principal business of NEA 16 is to invest in and assist growth-oriented businesses located principally in the United States. The principal business of NEA Partners 16 is to act as the sole general partner of NEA 16. The principal business of NEA 16 LLC is to act as the sole general partner of NEA Partners 16. The principal business of each of the Managers is to manage the Control Entities, NEA 16 and a number of affiliated partnerships with similar businesses.

 

During the five years prior to the date hereof, none of the Reporting Persons has been convicted in a criminal proceeding or has been a party to a civil proceeding ending in 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.

 

NEA 16 LLC is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. NEA 16 and NEA Partners 16 are limited partnerships organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Each of the Managers is a United States citizen.

 

Item 3.  Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

On September 15, 2020, the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by the Issuer (File No. 333-248292) in connection with its initial public offering of 6,540,000 shares of Common Stock (the “IPO”) was declared effective. The closing of the IPO took place on September 22, 2020 (the “Closing”), and in connection with such closing, NEA 16 purchased an aggregate of 769,230 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock at the offering price of $13.00 per share. Prior to the Closing, NEA 16 held (1) 9,987,500 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and (2) 1,698,116 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock purchased in a series of private transactions for an aggregate purchase price of $15,585,010.16. In connection with the Closing, each share of the Issuer’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock automatically converted into 2,291,297 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock on a 5.1-for-1 basis. NEA 16 now holds a total of 3,060,527 shares of Common Stock (the “NEA 16 Shares”).

 

The working capital of NEA 16 was the source of the funds for the purchase of the NEA 16 Shares. No part of the purchase price of the NEA 16 Shares was represented by funds or other consideration borrowed or otherwise obtained for the purpose of acquiring, holding, trading or voting the NEA 16 Shares.

 

 

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Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction.

NEA 16 acquired the NEA 16 Shares for investment purposes. Depending on market conditions, its continuing evaluation of the business and prospects of the Issuer and other factors, NEA 16 and other Reporting Persons may dispose of or acquire additional shares of the Issuer. Except as set forth above, none of the Reporting Persons has any present plans which relate to or would result in:

 

(a)The acquisition by any person of additional securities of the Issuer, or the disposition of securities of the Issuer;

 

(b)An extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries;

 

(c)A sale or transfer of a material amount of assets of the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries;

 

(d)Any change in the present board of directors or management of the Issuer, including any plans or proposals to change the number or term of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on the board;

 

(e)Any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the Issuer;

 

(f)Any other material change in the Issuer’s business or corporate structure;

 

(g)Changes in the Issuer’s charter, bylaws or instruments corresponding thereto or other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the Issuer by any person;

 

(h)Causing a class of securities of the Issuer to be delisted from a national securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association;

 

(i)A class of equity securities of the Issuer becoming eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; or

 

(j)Any action similar to any of those enumerated above.

 

Item 5.  Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

(a)NEA 16 is the record owner of the NEA 16 Shares. As the general partner of NEA 16, NEA Partners 16 may be deemed to own beneficially the NEA 16 Shares. As the sole general partner of NEA Partners 16, NEA 16 LLC may be deemed to own beneficially the NEA 16 Shares. As members of NEA 16 LLC, each of the Managers may be deemed to own beneficially the NEA 16 Shares.

 

Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the NEA 16 Shares other than those shares which such person owns of record.

 

The percentage of outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer which may be deemed to be beneficially owned by each Reporting Person is set forth on Line 13 of such Reporting Person’s cover sheet. Such percentage was calculated based on 25,921,526 shares of Common Stock reported by the Issuer to be outstanding immediately after the IPO on the Issuer’s prospectus filed under Rule 424(b)(4), filed with the SEC on September 16, 2020.

 

 

 

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(b)Regarding the number of shares as to which such person has:

 

(i)sole power to vote or to direct the vote: See line 7 of cover sheets

 

(ii)shared power to vote or to direct the vote: See line 8 of cover sheets

 

(iii)sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition: See line 9 of cover sheets

 

(iv)shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition: See line 10 of cover sheets

 

(c)Except as set forth in Item 3 above, none of the Reporting Persons has effected any transaction in the Common Stock during the last 60 days.

 

(d)No other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or any proceeds from the sale of, Common Stock beneficially owned by any of the Reporting Persons.

 

(e)

Not applicable.

 

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

NEA 16 has entered into a lock-up agreement with the underwriters of the IPO pursuant to which NEA 16 has generally agreed not to, for a period ending 180 days after September 15, 2020, without the prior written consent of Jefferies LLC and Evercore Group L.L.C. and subject to specified exceptions, will not offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant for the sale of, or otherwise dispose of or transfer, any shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock, or enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Common Stock.

 

Item 7.  Material to Be Filed as Exhibits.

Exhibit 1 – Agreement regarding filing of joint Schedule 13D.

Exhibit 2 – Power of Attorney regarding filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

EXECUTED this 28th day of September, 2020.

 

 

NEW ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES 16, L.P.

 

By:

NEA PARTNERS 16, L.P.

General Partner

 

By:

NEA 16 GP, LLC

General Partner

  

  By:          *                                

 Scott D. Sandell

 Chief Executive Officer 

 

NEA PARTNERS 16, L.P.

 

By:NEA 16 GP, LLC
General Partner

 

By:          *                                

Scott D. Sandell

Chief Executive Officer

 

  

NEA 16 GP, LLC

 

By:          *                                

Scott D. Sandell

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                 *                        

Forest Baskett

 

 

                 *                        

Ali Behbahani

 

 

                 *                        

Carmen Chang

 

 

                 *                        

Anthony A. Florence, Jr.

 

 

                 *                        

Mohamad H. Makhzoumi

 

 

                 *                        

Joshua Makower

 

 

                 *                        

Scott D. Sandell

 

 

                 *                        

Peter W. Sonsini

 

 

                 *                        

Paul Walker 

 

 

*/s/ Sasha O. Keough           

Sasha O. Keough

As attorney-in-fact

 

 

This Schedule 13D was executed by Sasha O. Keough 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 1

 

AGREEMENT

 

Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the undersigned hereby agree that only one statement containing the information required by Schedule 13D need be filed with respect to the ownership by each of the undersigned of shares of stock of Metacrine, Inc.

 

EXECUTED this 28th day of September, 2020.

 

 

NEW ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES 16, L.P.

 

By:

NEA PARTNERS 16, L.P.

General Partner

 

By:

NEA 16 GP, LLC

General Partner

  

  By:          *                                

 Scott D. Sandell

 Chief Executive Officer 

 

NEA PARTNERS 16, L.P.

 

By:NEA 16 GP, LLC
General Partner

 

By:          *                                

Scott D. Sandell

Chief Executive Officer

 

  

NEA 16 GP, LLC

 

By:          *                                

Scott D. Sandell

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                 *                        

Forest Baskett

 

 

                 *                        

Ali Behbahani

 

 

                 *                        

Carmen Chang

 

 

                 *                        

Anthony A. Florence, Jr.

 

 

                 *                        

Mohamad H. Makhzoumi

 

 

                 *                        

Joshua Makower

 

 

                 *                        

Scott D. Sandell

 

 

                 *                        

Peter W. Sonsini

 

 

                 *                        

Paul Walker 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Sasha O. Keough           

Sasha O. Keough

As attorney-in-fact

This Agreement relating to Schedule 13D was executed by Sasha O. Keough on behalf of the individuals listed above pursuant to a Power of Attorney a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 2

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Louis S. Citron, Timothy Schaller, Sasha Keough and Stephanie Brecher, and each of them, with full power to act without the others, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full power of substitution, to sign any and all instruments, certificates and documents that may be necessary, desirable or appropriate to be executed on behalf of himself as an individual or in his or her capacity as a direct or indirect general partner, director, officer or manager of any partnership, corporation or limited liability company, pursuant to section 13 or 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and any and all regulations promulgated thereunder, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and any other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with any other entity when and if such is mandated by the Exchange Act or by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, granting unto said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing necessary, desirable or appropriate, fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, thereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact, or his or her substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Power of Attorney has been signed as of the 13th day of March, 2017.

 

 

/s/ M. James Barrett            

M. James Barrett

 

/s/ Peter J. Barris                

Peter J. Barris

 

/s/ Forest Baskett                

Forest Baskett

 

/s/ Ali Behbahani                 

Ali Behbahani

 

/s/ Colin Bryant                   

Colin Bryant

 

/s/ Carmen Chang               

Carmen Chang

 

/s/ Anthony A. Florence, Jr.

Anthony A. Florence, Jr.

 

/s/ Carol G. Gallagher          

Carol G. Gallagher

 

/s/ Dayna Grayson               

Dayna Grayson

 

/s/ Patrick J. Kerins             

Patrick J. Kerins

 

/s/ P. Justin Klein                

P. Justin Klein

 

 

 

 

 

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/s/ Vanessa Larco               

Vanessa Larco

 

/s/ Joshua Makower             

Joshua Makower

 

/s/ Mohamad H. Makhzoumi

Mohamad H. Makhzoumi

 

/s/ Edward T. Mathers         

Edward T. Mathers

 

/s/ David M. Mott                

David M. Mott

 

/s/ Sara M. Nayeem            

Sara M. Nayeem

 

/s/ Jason R. Nunn                

Jason R. Nunn

 

/s/ Gregory Papadopoulos    

Gregory Papadopoulos

 

/s/ Chetan Puttagunta          

Chetan Puttagunta

 

/s/ Jon Sakoda                     

Jon Sakoda

 

/s/ Scott D. Sandell              

Scott D. Sandell

 

/s/ A. Brooke Seawell          

A. Brooke Seawell

 

/s/ Peter W. Sonsini             

Peter W. Sonsini

 

/s/ Melissa Taunton             

Melissa Taunton

 

/s/ Frank M. Torti                

Frank M. Torti

 

/s/ Ravi Viswanathan           

Ravi Viswanathan

 

/s/ Paul E. Walker               

Paul E. Walker

 

/s/ Rick Yang                      

Rick Yang