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Nutter Is Representing Abveris in Its Pending $190 Million Acquisition by Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST)

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Nutter is advising Abveris (formally known as AbX Biologics, Inc.), a privately-held in vivo antibody discovery services company, in connection with its pending acquisition by Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology and genomics company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology. The transaction is valued at $190 million. The Nutter team includes Shannon Zollo, Josh French, Kelly Dutremble, AJ Santaniello, and Mary Moran on corporate matters; Mark Leonardo and Guru Laxmikanthan on intellectual property matters; Mike Mooney, Laura Marsell, and Erin Whitney on tax matters; Jim Hackett on real estate matters; Tracy Vitols on employee benefits matters; David Rubin and Natalie Cappellazzo on labor and employment matters; and Seth Berman on data security matters.

Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global biopharma leaders. The company offers comprehensive antibody discovery and characterization services using its proprietary DiversimAb™ family of hyperimmune mouse models, the output of which can be humanized using the Twist antibody optimization solution to develop superior biologics for rapid clinical advancement. Read more about the transaction.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles a variety of equity and debt financings, as well as the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, and proxy contests.

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