Why Is Avalo Therapeutics (AVTX) Stock Up 69% Today?

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  • Avalo Therapeutics (AVTX) stock is rising on asset sale news.
  • The company is selling its 800 Series products to AUG Therapeutics.
  • This comes with an upfront payment of $150,000 and a “potential aggregate of $45 million” in milestone payments.
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Avalo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AVTX) stock is taking off on Wednesday after the biotechnology company announced an asset sale.

Avalo Therapeutics is selling its rights, title and interest in assets that are part of the 800 Series to AUG Therapeutics. That includes AVTX-801, AVTX-802 and AVTX-803. The deal is set to close in the fourth quarter of 2023.

As for payment, AUG Therapeutics is contributing an upfront amount of $150,000 to the purchase. It will also make milestone payments of up to $15 million for each compound. That means the total milestone payments could reach $45 million. AUG has also taken on $150,000 in liabilities connected to the 800 Series.

Dr. Garry Neil, MD, Chairman and CEO of Avalo Therapeutics, said this about the deal:

“We are excited to announce the transfer of our 800 series programs for the treatment of congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) to AUG. In AUG’s hands, these programs could advance to provide reliable treatments for patients in need. This divestiture also reaffirms Avalo’s unwavering commitment to executing our strategic focus on our immunology assets, which we believe hold the greatest value and potential for our shareholders.”

AVTX Stock Movement Today

Investors are celebrating the asset sale agreement with heavy trading of AVTX stock. As of this writing, more than 62 million shares have changed hands. That’s already well above its daily average trading volume of about 10.9 million shares.

AVTX stock is up 69.4% as of Wednesday morning.

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