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AveXis raises $400M in follow-on

January 17, 2018 7:30 PM UTC

AveXis Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS) raised $400 million late Tuesday through the sale of 3.9 million shares at $102 in a follow-on underwritten by Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, BofA Merrill Lynch and BMO Capital Markets. The price is a 13% discount to AveXis' close of $117.50 on Friday, before it proposed the follow-on.

Before the market opened on Tuesday, AveXis announced plans to expand its clinical development program for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) gene therapy candidate AVXS-101. The company slid $12.49 (11%) to $105.01 on Tuesday (see BioCentury Extra, Jan. 16)...