UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 3)1

Avid Technology, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

05367P100

(CUSIP Number)

LAUREN TAYLOR WOLFE

CHRISTIAN ASMAR

IMPACTIVE CAPITAL LP

152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor

New York, New York 10019

 

ELIZABETH GONZALEZ-SUSSMAN, ESQ.

OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

(212) 451-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

May 5, 2020

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ¨.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent. 

 

1              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 disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on 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 (“Act”) 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. 05367P100

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital GP LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         4,356,011  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          4,356,011  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,356,011  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        10.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital LP  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         4,356,011  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          4,356,011  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,356,011  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        10.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN, IA  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         4,356,011  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          4,356,011  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,356,011  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        10.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Lauren Taylor Wolfe  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         4,356,011  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          4,356,011  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,356,011  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        10.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Christian Asmar  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         8,960 *  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         4,356,011  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          8,960 *  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          4,356,011  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,364,971 *  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        10.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

* Excludes 16,381 Shares underlying certain RSUs, which will not vest in 60 days or less as further described in Item 6.  

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The following constitutes Amendment No. 3 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 3”). This Amendment No. 3 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

Item 3.Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

Item 3 is hereby amended and restated as follows:

The 4,356,011 Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons were purchased with working capital (which may, at any given time, include margin loans made by brokerage firms in the ordinary course of business) in open market purchases. The aggregate purchase price of the 4,356,011 Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons is approximately $30,761,827, including brokerage commissions.

The 8,960 Shares beneficially owned directly by Mr. Asmar were awarded to him in his capacity as a director of the Issuer.

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

Items 5(a)-(c) are hereby amended and restated as follows:

The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 43,210,481 Shares outstanding as of March 4, 2020, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 9, 2020.

A.Impactive GP and Impactive Capital
(a)Each of Impactive GP and Impactive Capital may be deemed to beneficially own 4,356,011 Shares.

Percentage: Approximately 10.1%

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 4,356,011
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 4,356,011
(c)The transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D are set forth on Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
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B.Impactive Capital GP
(a)As the general partner of Impactive Capital, Impactive Capital GP may be deemed to beneficially own the 4,356,011 Shares beneficially owned by Impactive Capital.

Percentage: Approximately 10.1%

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 4,356,011
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 4,356,011
(c)The transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D are set forth on Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
C.Ms. Taylor Wolfe
(a)Ms. Taylor Wolfe, as a Managing Member of each of Impactive GP and Impactive Capital GP, may be deemed to beneficially own the 4,356,011 Shares beneficially owned by Impactive GP and Impactive Capital GP.

Percentage: Approximately 10.1%

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 4,356,011
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 4,356,011
(c)The transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D are set forth on Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
D.Mr. Asmar
(a)As of the close of business on May 6, 2020, Mr. Asmar directly beneficially owned 8,960 Shares. Mr. Asmar, as a Managing Member of each of Impactive GP and Impactive Capital GP, may be deemed to beneficially own the 4,356,011 Shares beneficially owned by Impactive GP and Impactive Capital GP.

Percentage: Approximately 10.1%

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 8,960
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 4,356,011
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 8,960
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 4,356,011
(c)The transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D are set forth on Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.

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The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the beneficial owners of any securities of the Issuer that he or it does not directly own. Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein that he, she or it does not directly own.

Item 6.Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

Item 6 is hereby amended to add the following:

On April 30, 2020, the Issuer awarded Mr. Asmar 16,381 RSU’s in his capacity as a director. Each RSU represents the contingent right to receive one Share. The RSU’s will vest in full on the earlier of the date of the Issuer’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or April 30, 2021.

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: May 7, 2020

  Impactive Capital GP LLC
   
  By:

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

  Impactive Capital LP
   
  By: Impactive Capital LLC
    its general partner
     
  By: /s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

  Impactive Capital LLC
   
  By:

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

   
 

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

  Lauren Taylor Wolfe

 

 

   
 

/s/ Christian Asmar

  Christian Asmar

 

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SCHEDULE A

Transactions in the Shares of the Issuer Since the Filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D

Nature of Transaction Amount of Securities
Purchased
Price per Share ($) Date of
Purchase
Purchase of Common Stock 35,449 5.7189 03/18/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 15,888 5.8330 03/19/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 19,477 5.8669 03/20/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 32,309 5.7561 03/23/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 150 6.0000 03/24/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 2,216 5.9796 03/25/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 231 6.0000 04/01/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 6,790 5.9732 04/02/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 13,759 5.9280 04/03/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 180 6.0000 04/06/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 9,045 5.9742 04/07/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 106,447 5.6269 04/08/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 98,252 5.6209 04/09/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 24,561 5.8777 04/13/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 6,509 5.9806 04/14/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 22,778 5.8690 04/15/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 18,222 5.9647 04/16/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 4,096 5.9910 04/17/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 4,225 5.9882 04/21/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 29,492 5.9764 05/05/2020
Purchase of Common Stock 10,490 5.9954 05/06/2020