Why Is Axonics (AXNX) Stock Up 20% Today?


  • Axonics (AXNX) stock is rising higher alongside a deal with Boston Scientific (BSX).
  • That has shares of AXNX being bought for $71 apiece.
  • This will see Axonics become a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific after the deal closes.
AXNX Stock - Why Is Axonics (AXNX) Stock Up 20% Today?

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Axonics (NASDAQ:AXNX) stock is rising higher on Monday following news that Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is acquiring the company for $3.7 billion.

That has Boston Scientific agreeing to purchase Axonics for $71 in cash per share. That represents a roughly 23% premium over the stock’s closing price on Friday.

Axonics CEO Raymond Cohen said the following about the deal with Boston Scientific:

“The success of Axonics is a testament to our mission-driven employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and teamwork. Our team is looking forward to the global impact we can make as part of Boston Scientific as we endeavor to bring these life-changing therapies to more patients than ever before.”

Details of the AXNX Stock Deal

The Axonics Board of Directors and Boston Scientific Board of Directors have both given their unanimous support to the deal. Now, the deal just needs to complete customary closing conditions and get approval from investors in AXNX stock.

If all goes well, the acquisition should be completed in the first half of 2024. When the deal closes, Axonics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific.

Today’s news brings with it heavy trading of AXNX stock. That has more than 6.7 million shares changing hands as of this writing. For the record, that’s well above its daily average trading volume of about 545,000 shares.

AXNX stock is up 20% as of Monday morning.

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