AveXis, Inc.

AveXis, Inc.

AveXis, Inc.

Date Founded



2275 Half Day Road,Suite 200,Bannockburn, IL 60015

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Medical Support Services
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

AveXis, Inc. is a clinical-stage gene therapy company that engages in the research and development of novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Its proprietary gene therapy, Zolgensma, is designed to develop treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. The company was founded by John D. Harkey, Jr., David G. Genecov and John A. Carbona on March 8, 2010 and is headquartered in Bannockburn, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Scientific Officer

Chief Business Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Chief Regulatory & Quality Officer, Senior Vice President

Vice President, Business Operations

Vice President, Research & Development


Senior Director

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Recent Transactions
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Novartis AG, AveXis, Inc. purchase Astrazeneca Plc /Longmont Manufacturing Operations from AstraZeneca Plc

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Novartis International AG, Novartis AG purchase AveXis, Inc.

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AveXis, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Transaction Advisors
Investment Advisor

Advised onNovartis International AG, Novartis AG purchase AveXis, Inc.

Escrow Agent

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Advisors & Consultants

Associate Director at The W2O Group

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Deerfield Management Co. focuses on investments in growth stocks across the healthcare sector. They target companies with sound fundamentals, long-term earnings growth potential and the potential to capitalize on market trends. Deerfield's approach is based on extensive fundamental research into healthcare sector assets and investment opportunities. They invest mainly in US companies or companies that issue securities available in US public markets. Although this is their focus, there is no geographic limitation on investments and Deerfield may invest outside the US when situations warrant. Their funds generally pursue one of 3 strategies: Large-Cap, Special Situations and Private Design.Deerfield's Large-Cap strategy invests mainly in debt and equity securities, including exchange traded derivative securities, of publicly-traded companies in the healthcare sector. The strategy seeks capital appreciation through a combination of security selection based on fundamental analysis, diversification through investments in stock, debt and derivatives and a mix of long and short positions.The firm's Special Situations strategy emphasizes investments in publicly traded healthcare companies with smaller market-caps. At least 90% of investments must in healthcare companies, and essentially all investments are healthcare related. Investments include equity, debt, royalties or other assets, some of which may have limited liquidity. The strategy makes both long and short investments and may utilize leverage.Deerfield's Private Design strategy invests in public and private healthcare companies using privately created instruments, structures and transactions. This may include, but is not limited to, joint ventures, project financing, contracting for revenue streams, purchasing products/services outright (including intellectual property), participating in LBOs, restructurings and outright buyouts, and developing/participating in the development and sale of therapeutics, medical devices and healthcare products/services.

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ACM manages the Adage Capital Partners Fund (ACP). The firm seeks to achieve its objective through stock selection based primarily on intra-industry fundamental analysis with a dedicated focus on intra-industry valuation methodologies. Primary research is a central component of their investment process. ACM utilizes a staff of portfolio managers and equity analysts dedicated to tracking specific sectors represented within the Index that utilize a stock valuation methodology designed for each specific sector in selecting the investments of ACP. The firm currently utilizes one non-industry specific analyst, focusing on risk arbitrage opportunities for ACP. They may employ additional analysts and/or portfolio managers in the future, focusing on non-industry specific methodologies for identifying investments for ACP, and in connection with such methodologies ACM may cause ACP engage in additional types of investments, such as leveraged trading and/or risk arbitrage or other event driven trading.

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