SC 13G

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934*

(Amendment No.     )

 

 

Aravive, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

03890D108

(CUSIP Number)

December 2, 2019

(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)

 

Rule 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. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Invus Public Equities, L.P.

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Bermuda

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  PN


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Invus Public Equities Advisors, LLC

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  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

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Artal Treasury Limited

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Guernsey

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Artal International S.C.A.

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Luxembourg

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Artal International Management S.A.

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Luxembourg

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Artal Group S.A.

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Luxembourg

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Westend S.A.

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Luxembourg

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Stichting Administratiekantoor Westend

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  The Netherlands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  OO


CUSIP No. 03890D108    13G   

 

  1    

  NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

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

 

  Mr. Pascal Minne

  2  

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

  3  

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Belgium

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     5     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,350,000

     6   

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

     7   

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,350,000

     8   

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

  9    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,350,000

10  

  CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  ☐

11  

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

  9.0%

12  

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

  IN


Item 1(a).

Name of Issuer:

Aravive, Inc. (the “Issuer”)

 

Item 1(b).

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

River Oaks Tower, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77098

 

Item 2(a).

Name of Person Filing:

 

Item 2(b).

Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:

 

Item 2(c).

Citizenship:

(i) Invus Public Equities, L.P. (“Invus Public Equities”)

750 Lexington Avenue, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Citizenship: Bermuda limited partnership

(ii) Invus Public Equities Advisors, LLC (“Invus PE Advisors”)

750 Lexington Avenue, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Citizenship: Delaware limited liability company

(iii) Artal Treasury Limited (“Artal Treasury”)

PO Box 265, Suite 6, Borough House, Rue du Pre, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 3QU

Citizenship: Guernsey company

(iv) Artal International S.C.A. (“Artal International”)

Valley Park, 44, Rue de la Vallée, L-2661, Luxembourg

Citizenship: Luxembourg limited partnership

(v) Artal International Management S.A. (“Artal International Management”)

Valley Park, 44, Rue de la Vallée, L-2661, Luxembourg

Citizenship: Luxembourg société anonyme

(vi) Artal Group S.A. (“Artal Group”)

Valley Park, 44, Rue de la Vallée, L-2661, Luxembourg

Citizenship: Luxembourg société anonyme

(vii) Westend S.A. (“Westend”)

Valley Park, 44, Rue de la Vallée, L-2661, Luxembourg

Citizenship: Luxembourg société anonyme

(viii) Stichting Administratiekantoor Westend (the “Stichting”)

Ijsselburcht 3 NL-6825 BS Arnhem, The Netherlands

Citizenship: Netherlands foundation

(ix) Mr. Pascal Minne

Rue de l’Industrie 44, B-1000, Bruxelles, Belgium

Citizenship: Belgium

The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the “Reporting Persons.”

 

Item 2(d).

Title of Class of Securities:

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Shares”)


Item 2(e).

CUSIP Number:

03890D108

 

Item 3.

If This Statement Is Filed Pursuant to Sections 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing Is a(n):

This Item 3 is not applicable.

 

Item 4.

Ownership.

(a) Amount beneficially owned:

As of December 2, 2019, Invus Public Equities directly held 1,350,000 Shares. Invus PE Advisors, as the general partner of Invus Public Equities, controls Invus Public Equities and accordingly may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares held by Invus Public Equities. Artal Treasury, as the managing member of Invus PE Advisors, controls Invus PE Advisors, and accordingly may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares held by Invus Public Equities. Artal International, as its Geneva branch is the sole stockholder of Artal Treasury, may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,350,000 Shares that Artal Treasury may be deemed to beneficially own. Artal International Management, as the managing partner of Artal International, controls Artal International and, accordingly, may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares that Artal International may be deemed to beneficially own. Artal Group, as the parent company of Artal International Management, controls Artal International Management and, accordingly, may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares that Artal International Management may be deemed to beneficially own. Westend, as the parent company of Artal Group, controls Artal Group and, accordingly, may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares that Artal Group may be deemed to beneficially own. The Stichting, as the parent company of Westend, controls Westend and, accordingly, may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares that Westend may be deemed to beneficially own. Mr. Minne, as the sole member of the board of the Stichting, controls the Stichting and, accordingly, may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares that the Stichting may be deemed to beneficially own.

(b) Percent of class:

Each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the percentage of Shares listed on such Reporting Person’s cover page. Calculations of the percentage of Shares beneficially owned assume 14,949,844 Shares outstanding immediately following the Issuer’s initial public offering based on: (i) 14,649,844 Shares outstanding immediately following such offering based on information set forth in the Issuer’s prospectus on Form 424B5 filed with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 27, 2019, and (ii) 300,000 Shares issued upon the partial exercise by the underwriters in connection with such offering based on information set forth in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Issuer with the SEC on December 2, 2019.

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

Invus Public Equities, Invus PE Advisors, Artal Treasury, Artal International, Artal International Management, Artal Group, Westend, The Stichting and Mr. Minne:

 

  (i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

1,350,000

 

  (ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

  (iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

1,350,000


  (iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

Item 5.

Ownership 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 6.

Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

This Item 6 is not applicable.

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company.

This Item 7 is not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

This Item 8 is not applicable.

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group.

This Item 9 is not applicable.

 

Item 10.

Certification.

Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the Issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.


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.

 

INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES, L.P.
By:   INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES ADVISORS, LLC, its general partner

By:

 

 

/s/ Raymond Debbane

 

Name:   Raymond Debbane
Title:   President
INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES ADVISORS, LLC

By:

 

 

/s/ Raymond Debbane

 

Name:   Raymond Debbane
Title:   President
ARTAL TREASURY LIMITED

By:

 

 

/s/ Keith Le Poidevin

 

Name:   Keith Le Poidevin
Title:   Director
ARTAL INTERNATIONAL S.C.A.
By:   ARTAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT S.A., its managing partner

By:

 

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Managing Director
ARTAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT S.A.

By:

 

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Managing Director


ARTAL GROUP S.A.

By:

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Authorized Person
WESTEND S.A.
By:  

/s/ Pascal Minne

 

Name:   Pascal Minne
Title:   Director
STICHTING ADMINISTRATIEKANTOOR   WESTEND
By:  

/s/ Pascal Minne

 

Name:   Pascal Minne
Title:   Sole Member of the Board

MR. PASCAL MINNE

/s/ Pascal Minne

Dated: December 10, 2019

 


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number
  

Title

1.    Joint Filing Agreement

 

EX-1

EXHIBIT 1

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

The undersigned agree that the statement on Schedule 13G with respect to the common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of Aravive, Inc., dated as of December 10, 2019, is, and any amendments thereto signed by each of the undersigned shall be, filed on behalf of each of them pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES, L.P.
By:   INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES ADVISORS, LLC, its general partner

By:

 

 

/s/ Raymond Debbane

 

Name:   Raymond Debbane
Title:   President
INVUS PUBLIC EQUITIES ADVISORS, LLC

By:

 

 

/s/ Raymond Debbane

 

Name:   Raymond Debbane
Title:   President
ARTAL TREASURY LIMITED

By:

 

 

/s/ Keith Le Poidevin

 

Name:   Keith Le Poidevin
Title:   Director
ARTAL INTERNATIONAL S.C.A.
By:   ARTAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT S.A., its managing partner

By:

 

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Managing Director
ARTAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT S.A.

By:

 

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Managing Director


ARTAL GROUP S.A.

By:

 

/s/ Anne Goffard

 

Name:   Anne Goffard
Title:   Authorized Person
WESTEND S.A.
By:  

/s/ Pascal Minne

 

Name:   Pascal Minne
Title:   Director
STICHTING ADMINISTRATIEKANTOOR   WESTEND
By:  

/s/ Pascal Minne

 

Name:   Pascal Minne
Title:   Sole Member of the Board

MR. PASCAL MINNE

/s/ Pascal Minne

Dated: December 10, 2019