SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G/A
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.  1)*
 

Viela Bio, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

926613100

(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:
 
ý Rule 13d-1(b)
¨ Rule 13d-1(c)
¨ Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 7 Pages)

 

______________________________

*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).

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

Hillhouse Capital Advisors, Ltd.

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

-0-

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

-0-

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

4.3%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IA

         

 

* Consists of 460,000 shares of Common Stock held by funds managed by Hillhouse Capital Advisors, Ltd. ("HCA") and 1,922,414 shares of Common Stock held by funds managed by Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd. ("HCM"). HCA and HCM are under common control and share certain policies, personnel and resources.

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd.

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

-0-

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

-0-

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

2,382,414 shares of Common Stock*

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

4.3%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IA

         

 

* Consists of 460,000 shares of Common Stock held by funds managed by HCA and 1,922,414 shares of Common Stock held by funds managed by HCM. HCA and HCM are under common control and share certain policies, personnel and resources.

 

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Item 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER
  The name of the issuer is Viela Bio, Inc. (the "Company").

 

Item 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
  The Company's principal executive office is located at One MedImmune Way, First Floor, Area Two, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

 

Item 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING
 

This Schedule 13G is filed by: (i) Hillhouse Capital Advisors, Ltd., an exempted Cayman Islands company ("HCA") and (ii) Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd., an exempted Cayman Islands company ("HCM"). The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes each referred to as a "Reporting Person" and collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons."

 

HCA acts as the sole management company of Gaoling Fund, L.P. ("Gaoling") and the sole general partner of YHG Investment, L.P. ("YHG"). HCA is hereby deemed to be the beneficial owner of, and to control the voting and investment power of, shares of Common Stock (as defined in Item 2(d) below) held by the Gaoling and YHG. HCM acts as the sole management company of Hillhouse Fund III ("HFIII"). HH RSV-MIM Holdings Limited ("HH RSV-MIM") is wholly owned by HFIII. HCM is hereby deemed to be the beneficial owner of, and to control the voting power of, the Common Stock held by HH RSV-MIM. HCA and HCM are under common control and share certain policies, personnel and resources. Accordingly, each of HCA and HCM reports on this Schedule 13G that it has shared voting and dispositive power of the Common Stock beneficially owned by each of HCA and HCM.

 

 

Item 2(b). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
  The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is Suite 2202, 22nd Floor, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.

 

Item 2(c). CITIZENSHIP
  Cayman Islands

 

Item 2(d). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
  Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share (the "Common Stock").

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP NUMBER
  926613100

 

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Item 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO Rules 13d-1(b), OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:
  (a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act;
  (b) ¨ Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act;
  (c) ¨ Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act;
  (d) ¨ Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940;
  (e) ý An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) ¨

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

  (g) ¨

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

  (h) ¨

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;

 

  (i) ¨

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;

 

  (j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).
 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please

specify the type of institution: __________________

 

Item 4. OWNERSHIP
  The percentage set forth in this Schedule 13G/A is calculated based upon an aggregate of 54,837,541 shares of Common Stock reported to be issued and outstanding as of November 10, 2020, as reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2020.
   
  The information required by Items 4(a) - (c) is set forth in Rows 5 - 11 of the cover page for each of the Reporting Persons and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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: x

 

Item 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
  See Item 2.

 

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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  
  Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
  By signing below the Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired 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.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

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

DATE: February 16, 2021

 

Hillhouse Capital Advisors, LTD.  
   
   
/s/ Richard A. Hornung  
Name: Richard A. Hornung  
Title: General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer  

 

 

HILLHOUSE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LTD.  
   
   
/s/ Richard A. Hornung  
Name: Richard A. Hornung  
Title: General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer