Adam Weiss and James Crichton’s Scout Capital disclosed a 5% stake in Sensata Technologies (ST) last week. Scout Capital was already the largest holder of Sensata’s stock at the end of March among the 300+ hedge funds we are tracking. Scout Capital initiated a brand new 8.2 Million share position in ST during the first quarter. They added another 550K shares to their holdings. The stock currently trades at $36 and Scout Capital probably paid less than $35 for these shares.
There are a bunch of hedge funds that are bullish about Sensata. Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital had more than $250 Million in ST. Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine and John Griffin’s Blue Ridge had more than $100 Million each in ST. Phill Gross’ Adage had nearly $100 Million. Anand Parekh’s Alyeska, Peter Adam Hochfelder’s Brahman Capital, D.E. Shaw, and David Gallo’s Valinor had around $50 Million or more in Sensata at the end of March. You can see the entire list of hedge funds with Sensata holdings here.
Adam Weiss and James Crichton founded Scout Capital in 1999. Weiss worked at Dan Loeb’s Third Point as a research analyst before that. He holds an AB in Fine Arts from Harvard College and a joint law degree and MBA from Columbia University. James Warby Crichton III is a graduate of United States Military Academy and Harvard Business School.