CHICAGO, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS) today announced that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market conditions, 3,566,474 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Additionally, PBM Capital Investments, LLC, an existing stockholder of AveXis, intends to offer and sell 433,526 shares in the proposed offering. AveXis will not receive proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholder. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or the actual size or terms of the offering.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Jefferies LLC are acting as joint book-running managers. BMO Capital Markets is acting as lead manager and Chardan is acting as co-manager of the offering. AveXis intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the applicable securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained for free, when available, from the offices of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282; by telephone at 1-866-471-2526; or by email at email@example.com or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022; by phone at 1-877-821-7388; or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.
About AveXis, Inc.
AveXis is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. The company’s initial proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101, is in an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of SMA Type 1.