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Fluidigm Corp (FLDM): Levin Capital Strategies Boosts Its Stake

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Levin Capital Strategies‘ stake in Fluidigm Corp (NASDAQ:FLDM) has gone up according to a recently amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund managed by John A. Levin held 3.6 million shares at the end of the June quarter and currently owns 5.7 million shares or 19.6% of Fluidigm’s outstanding stock, according to the filing.

Fluidigm Corporation is a company that develops and produces biological research equipment. Over the past 12 months, the company’s stock has lost 4.42%. In its last financial report, for the second quarter of 2016, Fluidigm posted a loss per share of $0.64 and revenue of $28.2 million, compared to a loss per share of $0.53 and revenue of $28.6 million for the corresponding quarter in 2015.

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Out of the 749 hedge funds from our database, 12 were bullish on Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) at the end of the second quarter, down from 14 at the end of March. Investors with long positions encompassed Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which held $2.35 million worth of shares, Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital, with a $489,000 stake, and Samuel Isaly’s OrbiMed Advisors. Among investors who initiated new positions in the company during the quarter were David Kim And Ken Greenberg’s Ghost Tree Capital, which acquired a position worth $1.36 million and Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, which had $412,000 invested in the company at the end of June.

On the other hand, smart money managers who decided to sell their stakes in Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM), included Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, which sold around $142,000 in stock and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, which dumped its position valued at $103,000 at the beginning of the second quarter.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Levin Capital Strategies 122,971 5,571,697 5,694,668 19.6%
LCS 61,068 0 0 Less than 1%
LCS Event Partners 16,289 0 16,289 Less than 1%
LCS L S 9,252 0 9,252 Less than 1%
John A. Levin 0 0 0 0.0%

John A. Levin
John A. Levin
Levin Capital Strategies

Page 1 of 2 – SEC Filing

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G/A

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Amendment No. 2)*

FLUIDIGM CORPORATION
——————————————————
(NAME OF ISSUER)

COMMON STOCK, $0.001 PAR VALUE PER SHARE
——————————————————
(TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES)

34385P108
——————————————————
(CUSIP NUMBER)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule is filed:

[X] Rule 13d-1(b)

[ ] Rule 13d-1(c)

[ ] Rule 13d-1(d)

*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 (“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.

– ——————————————————————————
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Levin Capital Strategies, L.P.
(EIN 87-0753486)

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) [ ]
(b) [ ]
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
3 SEC USE ONLY

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

A Delaware Limited Partnership

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
5 SOLE VOTING POWER

122,971
NUMBER OF —————————————————————
—————————————————————
SHARES 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY 4,164,216
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
EACH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING
PERSON 122,971
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
WITH 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

5,571,697
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON

5,694,668
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES*
[ ]

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

19.6%
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

IA
– ——————————————————————————

– ——————————————————————————
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

LCS, LLC

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) [ ]
(b) [ ]
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
3 SEC USE ONLY

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

A Delaware Limited Liability Corporation

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
5 SOLE VOTING POWER

61,068
NUMBER OF —————————————————————
—————————————————————
SHARES 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY 0
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
EACH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING
PERSON 61,068
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
WITH 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES*
[ ]

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Less than 1%
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

CO
– ——————————————————————————

– ——————————————————————————
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

LCS Event Partners, LLC

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) [ ]
(b) [ ]
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
3 SEC USE ONLY

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

A Delaware Limited Liability Corporation

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
5 SOLE VOTING POWER

16,289
NUMBER OF —————————————————————
—————————————————————
SHARES 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY 0
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
EACH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING
PERSON 16,289
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
WITH 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON

16,289
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES*
[ ]

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Less than 1%
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

CO
– ——————————————————————————

– ——————————————————————————
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

LCS L/S, LLC

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) [ ]
(b) [ ]
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
3 SEC USE ONLY

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

A Delaware Limited Liability Corporation

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
5 SOLE VOTING POWER

9,252
NUMBER OF —————————————————————
—————————————————————
SHARES 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY 0
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
EACH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING
PERSON 9,252
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
WITH 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON

9,252
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES*
[ ]

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Less than 1%
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

CO
– ——————————————————————————

– ——————————————————————————
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

John A. Levin

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) [ ]
(b) [ ]
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
3 SEC USE ONLY

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States of America

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
5 SOLE VOTING POWER

0
NUMBER OF —————————————————————
—————————————————————
SHARES 6 SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY 0
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
EACH 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING
PERSON 0
—————————————————————
—————————————————————
WITH 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON

0
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES*
[ ]

– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

0.0%
– ——————————————————————————
– ——————————————————————————
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

IN
– ——————————————————————————

ITEM 1.

(A) NAME OF ISSUER:

Fluidigm Corporation (the “Issuer”).

(B) ADDRESS OF ISSUER’S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES OR,IF NONE, RESIDENCE:

7000 Shoreline Court, Suite 100, South San Francisco, California 94080

ITEM 2.

(A) NAME OF PERSON FILING:

This schedule is being jointly filed by Levin Capital Strategies, L.P.
(“LCS”), LCS, LLC (“LCSL”), LCS Event Partners, LLC (“LCSEP”), LCS L/S, LLC
(“LCSLS”) and John A. Levin, the Chief Executive Officer and controlling person
of LCS, LCSL, LCSEP, LCSLS (LCS, LCSL, LCSEP, LCSLS, and John A. Levin are
sometimes collectively referred to hereinafter as “Filer”). Attached hereto as
an exhibit is a copy of the joint Schedule 13G filing agreement among the
reporting persons and entities.

(B) ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE:

The address of the principal executive office of LCS, LCSL, LCSEP, LCSLS,
and John A. Levin is: 595 Madison Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

(C) CITIZENSHIP:

The citizenship or place of organization of the reporting person is as
follows: LCS is a limited partnership organized under the laws of the State of
Delaware, and LCSL, LCSEP, LCSLS are limited liability corporations organized
under the laws of the State of Delaware. John A. Levin is a citizen of the
United States of America.

(D) TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share.

(E) CUSIP NUMBER:

34385P108

ITEM 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO 13d-1(B), OR
240.13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO 13d-1(b) OR 13d-2(b) OR (c),
CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

(a) [ ] Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
(b) [ ] Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act
(c) [ ] Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act
(d) [ ] Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the
Investment Company Act of 1940
(e) [x] Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the
Investment Advisers Act of 1940: see Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E)
(f) [ ] Employee Benefit Plan, Pension Fund which is subject to
the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act of 1974 or Endowment Fund; see Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F)
(g) [ ] Parent Holding Company, in accordance with Rule 13d-
1(b)(ii)(G);
(h) [ ] Savings Associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the
Federal Deposit Insurance Act;
(i) [ ] Church Plan that is excluded from the definition of an
investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment
Company Act of 1940;
(j) ( ) Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO Rule 13d-1(c), CHECK THIS BOX.[]

ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP.

Levin Capital Strategies, L.P.:

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 5,694,668
(b) Percent of Class: 19.6%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 122,971
(ii) Share power to vote or to direct the vote: 4,164,216
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 122,971
(iv) Shared power to dispose of to direct the disposition of: 5,571,697

LCS, LLC:

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 61,068
(b) Percent of Class: Less than 1%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 61,068
(ii) Share power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 61,068
(iv) Shared power to dispose of to direct the disposition of: 0

LCS Event Partners, LLC:

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 16,289
(b) Percent of Class: Less than 1%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 16,289
(ii) Share power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 16,289
(iv) Shared power to dispose of to direct the disposition of: 0

LCS L/S, LLC

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 9,252
(b) Percent of Class: Less than 1%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 9,252
(ii) Share power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 9,252
(iv) Shared power to dispose of to direct the disposition of: 0

Mr. Levin disclaims beneficial ownership of all such shares.

John A. Levin:

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 0
(b) Percent of Class: 0.0%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:

(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(ii) Share power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0
(iv) Shared power to dispose of to direct the disposition of: 0

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 [ ].

ITEM 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON.
This Schedule 13G/A is filed by LCS, LCSL, LCSEP, and LCSLS and John A.
Levin with respect to Common Stock held by LCS’s investment advisory accounts.
Levin Capital Trilogy Master Fund, Ltd., an offshore fund for which LCS acts as
investment advisor, has the right to receive dividends from, and the proceeds
from the sale of 61,068 shares. Transamerica Large Cap Value fund, a
registered investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, for
which LCS acts as sub-investment advisor have the right to receive dividends
from, and the proceeds from the sale of, 1,098,376 shares. Levcap Alternative
Fund, L.P., a private fund for which LCS acts as investment advisor, has the
right to receive dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of 16,289
shares. Safinia Partners, L.P. a fund for which LCS acts as investment
advisor, has the right to receive dividends from, and the proceeds from the
sale of 9,252 shares. Various separately managed accounts for whom LCS acts
as investment manager has the right to receive dividends from, and the
proceeds from the sale of 4,509,683 shares.

ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE
SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY.

Not Applicable.

ITEM 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.

Not applicable.

ITEM 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP.

Not applicable.

ITEM 10. CERTIFICATION.

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief,
the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of
business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect
of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and
were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction
having such purposes or effect.

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.

September 30, 2016
—————————
(Date)

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