Vivus Adds $45.8M

Xconomy San Francisco — 

Vivus (NASDAQ: VVUS), the Mountain View, CA-based developer of drugs for obesity and erectile dysfunction, said today it has raised $45.8 million in a stock offering. The company agreed to sell about 6.9 million shares of stock at $6.65 apiece. Funds managed by QVT Financial were the lead investors in the deal, while two other existing investors participated, Vivus said. The stock offering was priced at about a 6.5 percent discount to yesterday’s closing stock price of $7.10.

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