OrbiMed Advisors Sells Supernus Pharma Shares for $2.1 Million

Samuel D. Isaly

OrbiMed Advisors LLC has sold Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPM) shares for $2.05 million, according to an SEC filing.

The New York-based money manager, founded in 1989, sold 297,815 shares at an average price of $6.96 apiece. It still owns 3.3 million shares in in the Rockville, Md.-based company worth $23.8 million, based on the stock’s closing price of $7.20 per share on Dec. 5.

In September, Orbimed owned 3.6 million shares representing a 14.7% stake worth $41.5 million.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on development of drugs to treat central nervous system diseases such as epilepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sold 10 million shares at $5 apiece to raise $50 million in its initial public offering in June.

OrbiMed is led by managing partner Samuel D. Isaly and invests in healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. It manages about $6 billion.

Isaly is a 44-year veteran in healthcare investing. He has been a pharmaceutical analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Legg Mason and S.G. Warburg.

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