SC 13G

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )*

 

 

Akouos, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

00973J101

(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)

☒ 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).

 

 

 


  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

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

Pivotal bioVenture Partners Fund I, L.P.

  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

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,794,088

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,794,088

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,794,088

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

5.2%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN


  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

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

Pivotal bioVenture Partners Fund I G.P., L.P.

  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

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,794,088

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,794,088

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,794,088

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

5.2%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN


  1   

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

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

Pivotal bioVenture Partners Fund I U.G.P., Ltd.

  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

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

   6   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,794,088

   7   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

   8   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,794,088

  9  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,794,088

10  

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

 

11  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

5.2%

12  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

CO


Item 1(a).

Name of Issuer:

Akouos, Inc. (the “Issuer”)

 

Item 1(b).

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

645 Summer Street, Suite 200, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

Item 2(a).

Names of Persons Filing:

The names of the persons filing this report (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”) are:

Pivotal bioVentures Fund I, L.P. (“Pivotal”)

Pivotal bioVentures Partners Fund I G.P., (“Pivotal GP”)

Pivotal bioVenture Partners Fund I U.G.P., Ltd. (the “Ultimate General Partner”)

 

Item 2(b).

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

The address of the principal business office of each of the Reporting Persons is:

501 Second Street, Suite 200

San Francisco, CA 94107

 

Item 2(c).

Citizenship:

Pivotal is a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership

Pivotal GP is a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership

The Ultimate General Partner is a Cayman Islands exempted company

 

Item 2(d).

Title of Class of Securities:

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share (“Common Stock”)

 

Item 2(e).

CUSIP Number:

00973J101

 

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:

Not applicable.

 

Item 4.

Ownership.

The information required by this item with respect to each Reporting Person is set forth in Rows 5 through 9 and 11 of the cover page to this Schedule 13G. The ownership percentages reported are based on 34,382,665 outstanding shares of Common Stock, as reported in the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed on November 12, 2020.

Pivotal directly holds 1,794,088 shares of Common Stock. Pivotal GP is the general partner of Pivotal, and may be deemed to beneficially own the securities held by Pivotal. The Ultimate General Partner is the general partner of Pivotal GP and may be deemed to beneficially own the securities directly held by Pivotal.


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 Persons have 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 or Control Person.

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.

Not applicable.


SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: February 9, 2021
PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I, L.P.
By:   PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I G.P., L.P.
Its General Partner,
  By: PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD.
Its General Partner,

 

  By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
  Name:   Robert Hopfner
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARNTERS FUND I G.P., L.P.
By:  

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD

Its General Partner,

 

  By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
  Name:   Robert Hopfner
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD
By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
Name:   Robert Hopfner
Title:   Authorized Signatory


EXHIBIT 1

AGREEMENT

The persons below hereby agree that the Schedule 13G to which this agreement is attached as an exhibit, as well as all future amendments to such Schedule 13G, shall be filed on behalf of each of them. This agreement is intended to satisfy the requirements of Rule 13d-1(k)(1)(iii) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Date: February 9, 2021
PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I, L.P.
By:   PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I G.P., L.P.
Its General Partner,
  By: PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD.
Its General Partner,

 

  By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
  Name:   Robert Hopfner
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARNTERS FUND I G.P., L.P.
By:  

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD

Its General Partner,

 

  By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
  Name:   Robert Hopfner
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

PIVOTAL BIOVENTURE PARTNERS FUND I U.G.P., LTD
By:   /s/ Robert Hopfner
Name:   Robert Hopfner
Title:   Authorized Signatory