Dicerna Pharmaceuticals
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (Form: SC 13G, Received: 02/12/2014 12:48:25)
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
(Rule 13d-102)
 
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULES 13d-1(b)(c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

(Amendment No. ) *

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
253031108

(CUSIP Number)
 
February 4, 2014

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
¨ Rule 13d-1(b)

x Rule 13d-1(c)

¨ Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 14 Pages)
 
_____________
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
Page 2 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
2,428,569 (1)
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
2,428,569 (1)
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
2,428,569 (1)
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
14.61%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
_______________
(1) Comprised of shares of common stock held by Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P., of which Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. is the general partner.
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 3 of 13 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Management Company, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
2,428,569 (2)
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
2,428,569 (2)
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
2,428,569 (2)
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
14.61%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
_______________
(2) Comprised of shares of common stock held by Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P., of which Deerfield Management Company, L.P. is the investment advisor.
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 4 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
334,071
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
334,071
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
334,071
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
2.01%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 5 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
British Virgin Islands


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
273,071
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
273,071
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
273,071
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
1.64%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 6 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
848,785
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
848,785
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
848,785
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
5.10%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 7 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P.
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
British Virgin Islands


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
972,642
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
972,642
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
972,642
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
5.85%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
PN
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 8 of 14 Pages
 
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
James E. Flynn
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
 
  (a)  o
  (b)  ý
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
United States


NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
2,428,569 (3)
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
2,428,569 (3)
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
2,428,569 (3)
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
 
¨
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
 
14.61%
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
 
IN
 
__________________
(3) Comprised of shares of common stock held by Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P.
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.
253031108
13G
 Page 9 of 14 Pages
 
     
Item 1(a).   Name of Issuer:
     
   
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
     
Item 1(b).   Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
     
   
480 Arsenal Street,
Building 1, Suite 120
Watertown, MA 02472
     
Item 2(a).   Name of Person Filing:
     
   
James E. Flynn, Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P., Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. 
     
Item 2(b).   Address of Principal Business Office, or if None, Residence:
     
   
780 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017
     
Item 2(c).   Citizenship:
     
   
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. - Delaware limited partnerships

Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – British Virgin Islands limited partnerships

James E. Flynn - United States citizen
     
Item 2(d).   Title of Class of Securities:
     
   
Common Stock
     
Item 2(e).   CUSIP Number:
     
   
253031108
     
Item 3.  
 
If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:
 
(a)    o Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.
       
(b)    o Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act. 
       
(c)    o Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.
       
(d)    o Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.
 
(e)    o An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
       
(f)    o An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
       
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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(g)    o A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
       
(h)    o A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;
       
(i)    o A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;
       
(j)    o
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
     
 
(k)    o
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).
 
If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: _________________
 
Item 4.      Ownership. 
 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.
 
(a)    
Amount beneficially owned**:
       
     
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. –  2,428,569 shares
Deerfield Management Company, L.P. –  2,428,569 shares
Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. –  334,071 shares
Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P. - 273,071 shares
Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. –  848,785 shares
Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 972,642 shares
James E. Flynn –  2,428,569 shares
       
(b)    
Percent of class**:
       
     
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 14.61%
Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 14.61%
Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. – 2.01%
Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P. - 1.64%
Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 5.10%
Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 5.85%
James E. Flynn – 14.61%
 
(c)    
Number of shares as to which such person has**:
 
           
      (i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
All Reporting Persons - 0
           
      (ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 2,428,569
Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 2,428,569
Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. – 334,071
Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P. – 273,071
Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 848,785
Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 972,642
James E. Flynn - 2,428,569
   
 
 

 
 
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      (iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:
All Reporting Persons - 0
           
      (iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of :
Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 2,428,569
Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 2,428,569
Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. – 334,071
Deerfield Special Situations International Master Fund, L.P. – 273,071
Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 848,785
Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 972,642
James E. Flynn - 2,428,569
 
**See footnotes on cover pages which are incorporated by reference herein.
 
Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
 
     If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities check the following o .
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
 
     If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, such securities, a statement to that effect should be included in response to this item and, if such interest relates to more than five percent of the class, such person should be identified. A listing of the shareholders of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or the beneficiaries of employee benefit plan, pension fund or endowment fund is not required.
        
 
N/A
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
 
     If a parent holding company or Control person has filed this schedule, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G), so indicate under Item 3(g) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and the Item 3 classification of the relevant subsidiary. If a parent holding company or control person has filed this schedule pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identification of the relevant subsidiary.
 
 
N/A
 
 
 

 
 
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Item 8.
Identification  and  Classification  of Members of the Group.
 
     If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), so indicate under Item 3(j) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and Item 3 classification of each member of the group. If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to ss.240.13d-1(c) or ss.240.13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identity of each member of the group.
 
 
See Exhibit B
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
 
     Notice of dissolution of a group may be furnished as an exhibit stating the date of the dissolution and that all further filings with respect to transactions in the security reported on will be filed, if required, by members of the group, in their individual capacity. See Item 5.
 
 
N/A
 
Item 10.
Certifications.
 
         "By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a–11."
 
 
 

 
 
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SIGNATURE

     After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
DEERFIELD MGMT, L.P.
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P.
By: Flynn Management LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact
 
 
DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS INTERNATIONAL MASTER FUND, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN FUND II, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact
 
 
 

 

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13G
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DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL II, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


JAMES E. FLYNN


/s/ Jonathan Isler
Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

Date:   February 12, 2014
 
 
 

 
 
Exhibit List

Exhibit A.  Joint Filing Agreement.

Exhibit B.      Item 8 Statement.

Exhibit C (1).  Power of Attorney.
 
(1) Power of Attorney previously filed as Exhibit 24 to a Form 4 with regard to Talon Therapeutics, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 21, 2012 by Deerfield Mgmt L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund International, Limited, Deerfield Private Design Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design International, L.P. and James E. Flynn.
 
 
 

 
 
Exhibit A

Joint Filing Agreement

The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G, and all amendments thereto, relating to the Common Stock of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.


DEERFIELD MGMT, L.P.
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P.
By: Flynn Management LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact
 
 
DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS INTERNATIONAL MASTER FUND, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN FUND II, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL II, L.P.
By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner
By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler
       Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact


JAMES E. FLYNN


/s/ Jonathan Isler
Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact
 
 
 

 
 
Exhibit B
 
Due to the relationships between them, the reporting persons hereunder may be deemed to constitute a “group” with one another for purposes of Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.