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IPO Alert: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) Surges in NASDAQ Market Debut

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New York, NY- Point Roberts, WA - March 20, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global financial and business news source covering leading sectors including biotech, issues an IPO alert on Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA). The stock surged in its NASDAQ IPO debut, opening at $22.90 and currently trading at $23.98.

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Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Initial public offering of 5,882,353 shares of common stock was set at $17.00 per share. In addition, Akebia has granted the underwriters a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 879,647 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price.

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Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers and Nomura is acting as a co-manager for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2014.

About Akebia Therapeutics

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel proprietary therapeutics based on hypoxia-inducible factor biology and the commercialization of these products for patients with kidney disease. Akebia’s lead product candidate, AKB-6548, is in a Phase 2b clinical trial in patients with anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease who are not dependent on dialysis. AKB-6548 is being developed as a once-daily oral therapy which works through the inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase, leading to stabilization and increased levels of HIFα and therefore improved production of hemoglobin and red blood cells.

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