Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
AveXis, Inc. was formed on March 8, 2010 in the state of Delaware as Biolife Cell Bank, LLC. In January 2012, the Company converted from a limited liability company to a corporation, Biolife Cell Bank, Inc. In January 2014, the Company amended and restated its Certificate of Incorporation to change its name to AveXis, Inc. ("AveXis" or "the Company").
The Company is a clinical-stage gene therapy company dedicated to developing and commercializing gene therapy treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. The Company's initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is a gene therapy product candidate currently in a pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (“SMA”), Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality.
Initial Public Offering
On February 10, 2016, the Company completed an initial public offering (“IPO”), which resulted in the issuance and sale of 4,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $20.00 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $88.4 million after deducting underwriting discounts. Upon the closing of the IPO, the 3,278,938 shares of Class B-1 preferred stock, 326,557 shares of Class B-2 preferred stock, 2,365,020 shares of Class C preferred stock and 3,105,000 of Class D preferred stock were automatically converted into shares of the Company’s common stock.
On March 3, 2016, the underwriters of the Company’s IPO exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 527,941 shares of the Company’s common stock at the initial public offering price of $20.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions, resulting in additional net proceeds of approximately $9.8 million.
September 2016 Underwritten Public Offering
On September 13, 2016, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of 4,887,500 shares of its common stock, 4,597,645 shares of which were issued and sold by the Company, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase 637,500 shares from the Company, and 289,855 shares of which were sold by PBM Capital Investments, LLC ("PBM"), an existing stockholder of the Company, each at a public offering price of $34.50 per share. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions, the net proceeds to the Company were approximately $149.1 million. The Company did not receive proceeds from the sale of the common stock by PBM.
June 2017 Underwritten Public Offering
On June 26, 2017, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of 4,111,250 shares of its common stock, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase 536,250 shares from the Company, at a public offering price of $70.00 per share. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions, the net proceeds to the Company were approximately $269.9 million.
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Basis of Presentation
The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial reporting and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, therefore, do not include all information and footnote disclosures normally included in the annual consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments of a normal recurring nature that are