Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) priced an overnight offering of 6 million common units, at 18 dollars and 20 cents per unit. Joint book-running managers for the offering are Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS), BofA Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Wells Fargo Securities (NYSE:WFC). The company said proceeds would go to pay down its revolving credit facility. Shares of Western Gas had touched a 52 week high of 20 dollars per share just one week ago, a price almost double its 52 week low of 10 dollars and 53 cents set just about a year ago. On Friday, shares of Western Gas were trading at 18 dollars and 18 cents, down just over 4 percent on the day.
Ziopharm Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) priced an overnight offering of just under 15 and a half million common shares, at 3 dollars and 10 cents each. Each share offered comes with a warrant to purchase another half a share, at an exercise price of 4 dollars and 2 cents. Ziopharm said it plans to use the proceeds in part for ongoing clinical development of its three product candidates. JMP Securities (NYSE:JMP) and Rodman & Renshaw (AMEX:RODM) are co-lead managers for the offering. On Friday, shares were trading down 17 and a half percent, to 3 dollars and 2 cents.
And Golden Star Resources (AMEX:GSS) priced an overnight offering of 20 million common shares 3 dollars and 75 cents each. The company said proceeds will be used in part towards committed capital projects and exploration activities. Shares of Golden Star had hit a 52 week high of 4 dollars and 39 cents per share on Wednesday of this week. In Friday trading, shares were down more than 12%, to 3 dollars and 67 cents.
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