: Decibel Therapeutics stock rallies as Regeneron moves to buy the biotech company


Decibel Therapeutics Inc. DBTX, +1.09% stock was up 85% in premarket trades on Wednesday after Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. REGN, +0.72% said it would pay $4 a share for the Boston-based clinical-stage biotechnology company with a focus on discovering and developing transformative treatments to restore and improve hearing and balance. The $4 a share stock price to buy Decibel Therapeutics amounts to a 43% premium over its closing price of $2.79 a share on Tuesday. Regeneron’s acquisition price values Decibel Therapeutics at $109 million, or up to $213 million if milestones are met. Prior to Wednesday’s trades, Decibel Therapeutics was up 36% so far in 2023, compared to a 32.7% increase by the Nasdaq.

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