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$125 Million

Akcea Therapeutics

Initial Public Offering

Lead Left Bookrunner, July 2017

Akcea Therapeutics
Akcea is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing drugs to treat patients with serious cardiometabolic diseases caused by lipid disorders. Akcea’s goal is to become the premier company offering treatments for inadequately treated lipid disorders. Akcea is advancing a mature pipeline of four novel drugs with the potential to treat multiple diseases. Akcea’s drugs, volanesorsen, AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx, AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx and AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx, are all based on antisense technology developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Ionis. Akcea’s most advanced drug, volanesorsen, has completed a Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome, or FCS, and is currently in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of familial partial lipodystrophy, or FPL. FCS and FPL are both severe, rare, genetically defined lipid disorders characterized by extremely elevated levels of triglycerides.