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13D Filing: Spitfire Capital and Horizon Global Corp (HZN)

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Horizon Global Corp (NYSE:HZN): Julian Allen’s Spitfire Capital filed an amended 13D.

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Julian Allen
Julian Allen
Spitfire Capital

You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Spitfire Capital 1,278,888 0 1,278,888 0 1,278,888 5.13%
Julian A.L. Allen 1,278,888 0 1,278,888 0 1,278,888 5.13%
Julian Allen
Julian Allen
Spitfire Capital

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

SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. )

Horizon Global Corporation
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class Securities)

44052W104 (CUSIP Number)

Julian A.L. Allen
Spitfire Capital, LLC
One Belvedere Place, Suite 200
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 878-1901

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to
Receive Notices and Communications)

January 29, 2018
(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 ss.ss.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 ss.240.13d-7 for other
parties to whom copies are to be sent.

*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
disclosure 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).

Potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information contained
in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a current
valid OMB control number.

CUSIP No. 44052W104

1. Name of Reporting Person.

Spitfire Capital LLC

I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).

51-0629606

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)
(b)

3. SEC Use Only

4. Source of Funds (See Instructions) AF

5. Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceeding Is Required Pursuant to Items
2(d) or 2(e)

6. Citizenship or Place of Organization Delaware, USA

7. Sole Voting Power 1,278,888*

8. Shared Voting Power 0

9. Sole Dispositive Power 1,278,888*

10. Shared Dispositive Power 0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 1,278,888*

12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares
(See Instructions)

13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11) 5.13%*+

14. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

IA

* As of February 1, 2018, The Spitfire Fund L.P. (“Spitfire”), The Spitfire
Qualified Fund L.P. (“Spitfire QF”), Saunwin Domestic Equities Fund LLC
(“Saunwin”) and ABA Stocks LLC (“ABA Stocks”) owned in the aggregate 1,278,888
shares of Common Stock of the Issuer (“Shares”). Spitfire Capital LLC
(“Spitfire Capital”) is the investment manager of Spitfire and Spitfire QF as
well as the investment manager of separate investment accounts maintained by
each of Saunwin and ABA Stocks in which such entities’ respective Shares
referred to above are held. As a result of the foregoing, Spitfire Capital
possesses the power to vote and dispose or direct the disposition of all the
Shares owned by Spitfire, Spitfire QF, Saunwin and ABA Stocks that are referred
to above. Thus, for purposes of Rule 13d-3 under the Act, Spitfire Capital may
be deemed to beneficially own a total of 1,278,888 Shares.

+ Based on a total of 24,937,976 Shares outstanding as of October 27, 2017, as
set forth in the Issuer’s most recent Form 10-Q, filed October 31, 2017.

1. Name of Reporting Person.

Julian A.L. Allen

I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)
(b)

3. SEC Use Only

4. Source of Funds (See Instructions) AF

5. Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceeding Is Required Pursuant to Items
2(d) or 2(e)

6. Citizenship or Place of Organization USA

7. Sole Voting Power 1,278,888*

8. Shared Voting Power 0

9. Sole Dispositive Power 1,278,888*

10. Shared Dispositive Power 0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 1,278,888*

12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares
(See Instructions)

13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11) 5.13%*+

14. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

IN, HC

* As of February 1, 2018, The Spitfire Fund L.P. (“Spitfire”), The Spitfire
Qualified Fund L.P. (“Spitfire QF”), Saunwin Domestic Equities Fund LLC
(“Saunwin”) and ABA Stocks LLC (“ABA Stocks”) owned in the aggregate 1,278,888
shares of Common Stock of the Issuer (“Shares”). Spitfire Capital LLC
(“Spitfire Capital”) is the investment manager of Spitfire and Spitfire QF as
well as the investment manager of separate investment accounts maintained by
each of Saunwin and ABA Stocks in which such entities’ respective Shares
referred to above are held. Mr. Allen is the sole member of Spitfire Capital.
Mr. Allen is also the sole member of Spitfire Fund GP LLC, the general partner
of Spitfire and Spitfire QF. As a result of the foregoing, Mr. Allen possesses
the power to vote and dispose or direct the disposition of all the Shares
owned by Spitfire, Spitfire QF, Saunwin and ABA Stocks that are referred to
above. Thus, for purposes of Rule 13d-3 under the Act, Mr. Allen may be deemed
to beneficially own a total of 1,268,888 Shares.

+ Based on a total of 24,937,976 Shares outstanding as of October 27, 2017, as
set forth in the Issuer’s most recent Form 10-Q, filed October 31, 2017.

Item 1. Security and Issuer

The title of the class of equity security to which this statement on
Schedule 13D relates is the Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the
“Common Stock”) of Horizon Global Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the
“Issuer”). The address of the Issuer’s principal executive offices is
2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 555, Troy, Michigan 48084.

Item 2. Identity and Background

a) This Schedule 13D is being filed by Spitfire Capital LLC, a Delaware
limited liability company (“Spitfire Capital”) and Julian A.L. Allen, a
United States citizen. Spitfire Capital and Mr. Allen are collectively
referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons”.

Spitfire Capital is an investment adviser to the following entities
(each an “Investment Vehicle” and collectively the “Investment Vehicles”):

The Spitfire Fund L.P.;
The Spitfire Qualified Fund L.P.;
Saunwin Domestic Equities Fund LLC; and
ABA Stocks LLC.

Mr. Allen is the Managing Member of Spitfire Capital. Each of the Reporting
Persons is party to that certain Joint Filing Agreement, as further described
in Item 6. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons are hereby filing a joint
Schedule 13D.

b) The principal business address for each of the Reporting Persons is:

c/o Spitfire Capital LLC
One Belvedere Place, Suite 200
Mill Valley, CA 94941

c) The principal business of Spitfire Capital is the performance of
investment management and advisory services. The principal business of Mr.
Allen is serving as the Managing Member and sole owner of Spitfire Capital.

d) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been
convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar
misdemeanors).

e) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been a
party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent
jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a
judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting
or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or
finding any violations with respect to such laws.

f) Spitfire Capital LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Mr. Allen is
a United States citizen.:

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration

The Shares to which this statement relates were acquired by the Reporting
Persons using the working capital of each Investment Vehicle as follows:

The Spitfire Fund L.P.: $7,771,037
The Spitfire Qualified Fund L.P.: $7,161,599
Saunwin Domestic Equities Fund LLC: $523,734
ABA Stocks LLC: $562,534

The Investment Vehicles have invested an aggregate amount of approximately
$16,018,904 in the Shares, including brokerage commissions.

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction

The Reporting Persons originally acquired the Shares over which they exercise
beneficial ownership for investment purposes. The Reporting Persons intend to
engage in discussions with directors and officers of the Issuer, other
stockholders or third parties in connection with the Reporting Persons’
investment in the Issuer. Such discussions may include one or more members of
the Issuer’s management, the board, other stockholders of the Issuer, potential
acquirers of the Issuer and other persons to discuss the Issuer’s business,
strategies, performance and other matters related to the Issuer. These
discussions may review options for enhancing stockholder value through various
operational initiatives or broader strategic alternatives including, but not
limited to, potential acquisitions or sales of or involving the Issuer or
certain of the Issuer’s businesses or assets.

The Reporting Persons intend to review their respective investment in the Issuer
on a continuing basis and may from time to time and at any time in the future
depending on various factors, including, without limitation, the outcome of any
discussions referenced above, the Issuer’s financial position and strategic
direction, actions taken by the board, price levels of the Shares, other
investment opportunities available to the Reporting Persons, conditions in the
securities market and general economic and industry conditions, take such
actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate.
These actions may include: (i) purchasing additional Shares of the Issuer in the
open market or otherwise; (ii) disposing of any or all of their Shares in the
open market or otherwise; (iii) engaging in any hedging or similar transactions
with respect to the Shares; or (iv) proposing or considering one or more of the
actions described in subsections (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D,
including but not limited to, solicitation of proxies, and may discuss such
actions with the Issuer and Issuer’s management and the board of directors,
other stockholders of the Issuer and other interested parties.

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer

(a) The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named
herein is based on 24,937,976 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of
October 27, 2017, which is the total number of shares of Common Stock
outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q,
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 31, 2017.

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Spitfire Capital, as the
investment adviser to the Investment Vehicles, may be deemed to beneficially
own the 1,278,888 Shares owned in the aggregate by the Investment Vehicles,
constituting approximately 5.13% of the shares of Common Stock outstanding.
Mr. Allen, as the Managing Member of Spitfire Capital, may be deemed to
beneficially own the 1,278,888 Shares owned in the aggregate by the
Investment Vehicles, constituting approximately 5.13% of the shares of Common
Stock outstanding.

(b) The Reporting Persons possess the sole power to vote and to direct the
disposition of the Shares held by the Reporting Persons.

(c) The transactions by the Reporting Persons in the Shares of the Issuer
during the past sixty days are set forth in Exhibit B.

(d) No person other than the Reporting Persons is known to have the right
to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or
proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.

(e) Not applicable.

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

On February 2, 2018, the Reporting Persons entered into a Joint Filing Agreement
in which the Reporting Persons agreed to the joint filing on behalf of each of
them of statements on Schedule 13D with respect to securities of the Issuer,
to the extent required by applicable law. A copy of this agreement is
attached hereto as Exhibit A and is incorporated herein by reference.

Other than as described herein, there are no contracts, arrangements,
understandings or relationships among the Reporting Persons, or between the
Reporting Persons and any other person, with respect to the securities of
the Issuer.

Item 7. Material to Be Filed as Exhibits

Exhibit A Joint Filing Agreement, dated February 2, 2018.

Exhibit B Schedule of Transactions in Shares of the Issuer

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