Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.
Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/09/2017 10:54:37)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 2)*

 

 

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

67552A108

(CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2016

(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. 67552A108   

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons.

QVT Financial LP

 

  2.  

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

(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

 

    0

    6.   

Shared Voting Power

 

    1,032,957

    7.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

    8.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    1,032,957

  9.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

    1,032,957

10.  

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

 

11.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

    4.44%

12.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

    PN


CUSIP No. 67552A108  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons.

QVT Financial GP LLC

 

  2.  

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

(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

 

    0

    6.   

Shared Voting Power

 

    1,032,957

    7.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

    8.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    1,032,957

  9.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

    1,032,957

10.  

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

 

11.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

    4.44%

12.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

    OO


CUSIP No. 67552A108  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons.

QVT Associates GP LLC

 

  2.  

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

(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

 

    0

    6.   

Shared Voting Power

 

    1,032,957

    7.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

    8.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    1,032,957

  9.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

    1,032,957

10.  

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

 

11.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

    4.44%

12.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

    OO


Item 1(a). Name of Issuer

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Issuer”)

 

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

The address of the Issuer’s principal executive offices is:

525 University Avenue, Suite 610, Palo Alto, California 94301, United States

 

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing

 

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

 

Item 2(c). Citizenship

QVT Financial LP

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delaware Limited Partnership

QVT Financial GP LLC

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delaware Limited Liability Company

QVT Associates GP LLC

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delaware Limited Liability Company

 

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities

Common stock, $0.00001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”).

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP Number

The CUSIP number of the Common Stock is 67552A108.

 

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to §§ 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

  (a) ☐ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

  (b) ☐ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

  (c) ☐ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

  (d) ☐ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

 

  (e) ☐ An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);


  (f) ☐ An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

  (g) ☐ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

  (h) ☐ A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

  (i) ☐ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

  (j) ☐ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J);

 

  (k) ☐ Group, in accordance with §240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:     .

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

  (a) Amount beneficially owned as of December 31, 2016:

QVT Financial LP (“QVT Financial”) is the investment manager for private investment funds (collectively, the “Funds”). The Funds aggregately own 1,032,957 shares of Common Stock. Accordingly, QVT Financial may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of an aggregate amount of 1,032,957 shares of Common Stock, consisting of the shares owned by the Funds.

QVT Financial GP LLC, as General Partner of QVT Financial, may be deemed to beneficially own the same number of shares of Common Stock reported by QVT Financial. QVT Associates GP LLC, as General Partner of the Funds, may be deemed to beneficially own the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock owned by the Funds, and accordingly, QVT Associates GP LLC may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of an aggregate amount of 1,032,957 shares of Common Stock.

The percentage disclosed in Item 11 of the Cover Pages for each reporting person is calculated on the basis of (i) 23,143,938 shares of Common Stock outstanding, which was the total number of shares issued and outstanding reported in the Issuer’s Form 10-Q, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 2, 2016; and (ii) 126,671 shares of Common Stock underlying warrants, pursuant to Rule 13d-3(d)(1)(i).

 

  (b) Percent of class:

See Item 11 of the Cover Pages to this Schedule 13G.

 

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

 

  (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

0

 

  (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

See item (a) above.

 

  (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

0


  (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

See item (a) above.

 

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.

Not Applicable

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

Not Applicable

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

Not Applicable

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group

Not Applicable

 

Item 10. 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.

Dated: February 8, 2017

 

QVT FINANCIAL LP     QVT ASSOCIATES GP LLC

By QVT Financial GP LLC,

its General Partner

   
By:  

/s/ Nicholas Brumm

    By:  

/s/ Nicholas Brumm

Name:   Nicholas Brumm     Name:   Nicholas Brumm
Title:   Managing Member     Title:   Managing Member
By:  

/s/ Meg Eisner

    By:  

/s/ Meg Eisner

Name:   Meg Eisner     Name:   Meg Eisner
Title:   Authorized Signatory     Title:   Authorized Signatory
QVT FINANCIAL GP LLC      
By:  

/s/ Nicholas Brumm

     
Name:   Nicholas Brumm      
Title:   Managing Member      
By:  

/s/ Meg Eisner

     
Name:   Meg Eisner      
Title:   Authorized Signatory