UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

(Amendment No. )

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Metacrine, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

59101E103

(CUSIP Number)

 

December 31, 2020

(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)

 

xRule 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. 59101E103  Page 2 of 7 Pages

 

1.

Name of Reporting Persons

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a) ¨

(b) x

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Maryland

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person With:

 

5.

Sole Voting Power

 

0

6.

Shared Voting Power

 

1,307,256 (1)

7.

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

8.

Shared Dispositive Power

 

1,307,256 (1)

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

1,307,256 (1)

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  ¨

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

5.0% (2)

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

CO

       

 

 

(1)Consists of shares of common stock of the Issuer held directly by Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC (“AVI”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“ARE”). ARE may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with AVI with respect to the shares reported herein.

 

(2)This percentage is calculated based upon 25,956,300 outstanding shares of the Issuer’s common stock as of November 9, 2020, as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2020.

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103  Page 3 of 7 Pages

 

1.

Name of Reporting Persons

 

Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a) ¨

(b) x

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

 

1,307,256 (1)

7.

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

8.

Shared Dispositive Power

 

1,307,256 (1)

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

1,307,256 (1)

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  ¨

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

5.0% (2)

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

       

 

(1)These shares are held directly by AVI.

 

(2)This percentage is calculated based upon 25,956,300 outstanding shares of the Issuer’s common stock as of November 9, 2020, as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2020.

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103  Page 4 of 7 Pages

 

Item 1(a)Name of Issuer

 

Metacrine, Inc.

 

Item 1(b)Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices

 

3985 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite C

San Diego, California 92121

 

Item 2(a)Name of Person Filing

 

This Statement on Schedule 13G has been filed on behalf of the following persons (each, a “Reporting Person” and collectively, the “Reporting Persons”):

 

(1) Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

(2) Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC

 

Item 2(b)Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence

 

The address of each of the Reporting Persons is:

 

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

 

Item 2(c)Citizenship

 

(1) Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Maryland

(2) Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC is organized in the State of Delaware

 

Item 2(d)Title of Class of Securities

 

Common Stock par value $0.0001 per share

 

Item 2(e)CUSIP Number

 

59101E103

 

Item 3 

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4Ownership

 

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1

 

(a) Amount beneficially owned: See Row 9 of pages 2 and 3

 

(b) Percent of class: See Row 11 of pages 2 and 3

 

(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: See Row 5 of pages 2 and 3

(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: See Row 6 of pages 2 and 3

(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Row 7 of pages 2 and 3

(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Row 8 of pages 2 and 3

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103  Page 5 of 7 Pages

 

Item 5Ownership 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 person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following. ¨

 

Item 6Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company

 

Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., which has the exclusive power to vote and dispose of shares directly owned by Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC.

 

Item 8Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

The Reporting Persons are filing this Schedule 13G jointly, but not as members of a group, and each expressly disclaims membership in a group.

 

Item 9Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10Certification

 

Not applicable.

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103  Page 6 of 7 Pages

 

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.

 

Dated: February 12, 2021

 

 

  Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
   
  By: /s/ Dean A. Shigenaga
  Name: Dean A. Shigenaga
  Title: President and Chief Financial Officer
   
   
  Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC
  By: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a
    Maryland corporation, managing member
   
  By: /s/ Dean A. Shigenaga
  Name: Dean A. Shigenaga
  Title: President and Chief Financial Officer

 

EXHIBITS

 

A:Joint Filing Agreement

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 59101E103  Page 7 of 7 Pages

 

EXHIBIT A

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a statement on Schedule 13G (including amendments thereto) with respect to the Common Stock of Metacrine, Inc. and further agree that this agreement be included as an exhibit to such filing. Each party to the agreement expressly authorizes each other party to file on its behalf any and all amendments to such statement. Each party to this agreement agrees that this joint filing agreement may be signed in counterparts.

 

In evidence whereof, the undersigned have caused this Agreement to be executed on their behalf this 12th day of February, 2021.

 

  Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
   
  By: /s/ Dean A. Shigenaga
  Name: Dean A. Shigenaga
  Title: President and Chief Financial Officer
   
   
  Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC
  By: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a
    Maryland corporation, managing member
   
  By: /s/ Dean A. Shigenaga
  Name: Dean A. Shigenaga
  Title: President and Chief Financial Officer