All Investment Ideas
$28 mln$215 mln

IPO Atea Pharmaceuticals

Antiviral therapeutics
High risk

Total funding in 2018-2020

Invest in IPO Atea Pharmaceuticals

This investment idea is no longer available. New applications are not accepted

View more ideas
Investment Idea Details
The Company

Atea Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of next-generation therapeutics for severe human viral infections. It caters to the healthcare industry and engages in the discovery and development of antiviral therapeutics that enable patients to have treatment for infections caused by RNA and DNA viruses.

The company focuses on SARS-CoV-2, Hepatitis C, Dengue, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Atea Pharmaceuticals was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Market Opportunity

The lead product candidate, AT-527, is an orally administered, novel antiviral agent for the treatment of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. AT-527 has been shown to be well tolerated and highly effective against HCV in Phase 2 clinical trials with HCV-infected subjects and this highly selective antiviral activity has now been demonstrated in vitro against SARS-CoV-2.

Atea dosed its first patient in September 2020 and expects to report topline data from this trial in the first half of 2021. It anticipates initiating a Phase 3 clinical trial to study AT-527 in adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 requiring outpatient management in the first half of 2021. As part of the Roche License Agreement, Atea granted Roche a license to manufacture AT-527 worldwide and agreed that Roche would manufacture the global commercial supply of AT-527. As part of the consideration, Roche agreed to pay Atea an upfront payment of $350 million.


Atea hasn’t generated any revenue from product sales and may never achieve profitability in the future.

This biotech doesn’t have any products approved for sale. In addition, the IPO is richly priced compared to the recent similar listings in the biotech industry. As a whole, this is a high-risk investment.


Atea (AVIR) intends to raise as much as $260 million in an IPO of its common stock at about $1.9B valuation, at a price range of $22 to $24. The company has raised a total of $284 mln in venture funding over four rounds.

Biotech IPOs have demonstrated strong returns over the past six months. The most recent offerings include Kymera Therapeutics +43%, iTeos Therapeutics +21%, Nurix Therapeutics +37%, Shattuck Labs +39%. The expected return on investment in Atea is medium — up to 40%.

How IPO Investments Work
1. Collection of funds

2-3 weeks before the start of the company publishes information about the opening of trading: financial statements for 3 years, a description of the company's business, plans for the future, as well as the risks that management sees in their own business. We analyze such offers and publish the best ones. Investors apply for deposits. Before the deadline for applications, you can change the request or cancel it.

27 Oct
Threshold amount
2. Buy shares

We submit one large application for the purchase of shares by pre-subscription with reduced price to large investors. The application may be rejected in part or in full. Over the past three years, our applications have been rejected only three times. The next day, or every other day, we'll know at what price and at what percentage the order is executed, and we'll post it on «The my investment page».

Submit applications before
28 Oct
3. Start Bidding

The price of shares is rising from the first day due to the demand of investors deprived of the opportunity to buy shares before trading. Most of the stocks we've been recommending buying over the past three years have been starting to trade on the stock exchange at tens of percent higher than the price at which customers bought the shares. There comes a Lock up period when it is forbidden to sell shares purchased by subscription. Typically lasts 3 months.

Start Bidding
30 Oct
Return forecast
4. Receiving profit

After the expiration of the Lock Up period, the investment is automatically closed and the investor receives a profit on account of the deduction commissions UT. You can always view the results of your past investments in investment archive.

02 Feb
Early profit fixation

Although no shares are allowed to be sold during the lock-up period, our traders seek to offer investors fixed profit by way of using various financial instruments, including forwards, options, short positions etc.

From the investor’s point of view this means that he or she may close an investment by paying a certain part of its value (as a rule, approximately 15 percent). This is due to high prices for the instruments which are employed to ensure availability of fixed profit. As such, you shall press any relevant button in the Investor Account as soon as it is active.

The closing procedure is similar to commencement of investment business. You shall file a bid which is executed within a business day by UT. So, your investment is closed at the price currently prevailing on the stock exchange. However, we rarely recommend using this feature, since upon expiry of an applicable lock-up period the average performance is higher.



3 per cent of the share price. This fee is charged as soon as your investment bid is confirmed.


1.75 per cent of the purchase price paid for your shares as soon as trading is closed. This fee is charged upon closure of any relevant investment.


20 per cent of the profit your derive. This fee is charged only if you show positive performance as of the moment any relevant investment is closed.


Usually, 15 per cent (depends on the stock exchange environment). It is calculated per each investment individually.

Advantages Enjoyed by Those Investing with United Traders


Our risk managers ensure proper support throughout the entire transaction. Moreover, you may call them on +7 495 646-15-57 or 8 800 333-66-81 or visit our office, if a more detailed discussion is needed.


Such an approach allows it to limit extra risks related to bankruptcy of start-ups and considerably increase profit vs investors purchasing shares on open Market.


Millions of dollars are required to buy shares on a subscription basis. We have generated a pool of traders and investors which enables any newbie to participate in any transaction as aforesaid by investing just USD50 or more.

Invest in IPO Atea Pharmaceuticals

This investment idea is no longer available. New applications are not accepted

View more ideas