Coliseum Capital Inches Up Stake In Universal Technical Institute Inc (UTI)

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Christopher Shackelton and Adam Gray‘s Coliseum Capital has raised its exposure to Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE:UTI), according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing showed that Coliseum Capital owns 3.60 million shares of Universal Technical, which represent 14.9% of the company’s outstanding stock. In January, Coliseum reported holding 3.58 million shares of the company, equal to 14.8% of the stock. In addition, Christopher Shackelton owns directly 41,475 shares.

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The investor also changed the type of the filing to 13D from 13G and added that:

“The Reporting Persons acquired the Common Stock for investment purposes, and such purposes were made in the Reporting Persons’ ordinary course of business. In pursuing such investment purposes, the Reporting Persons may further purchase, hold, vote, trade, dispose or otherwise deal in the Common Stock at times, and in such manner (including pursuant to hedging transactions), as they deem advisable to benefit from changes in market prices of the Common Stock, changes in the Issuer’s operations, business strategy or prospects, or from a sale or merger of the Issuer.”

Among the funds we follow, 11 investors reported holding shares of Universal Technical as of the end of December, unchanged over the quarter. Among these funds, Alexander Medina Seaver’s Stadium Capital Management held the largest position that was valued at $16.8 million at the end of 2015. Coliseum owned the second-largest position and other investors bullish on Universal Technical include Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates and Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors.

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
Coliseum Capital Management 0 3,601,724 0 3,601,724 3,601,724 14.9%
Coliseum Capital 0 2,742,231 0 2,742,231 2,742,231 11.3%
Coliseum Capital Partners 0 2,167,822 0 2,167,822 2,167,822 8.9%
Coliseum Capital Partners II 0 574,409 0 574,409 574,409 2.4%
Adam Gray 0 3,601,724 0 3,601,724 3,601,724 14.9%
Christopher Shackelton 41,475 3,601,724 41,475 3,601,724 3,643,199 15.0%

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Washington, D.C. 20549




Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.     )*




(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)


(CUSIP Number)

Christopher Shackelton/Adam Gray

Metro Center

1 Station
Place, 7th Floor South

Stamford, CT 06902

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

March 18, 2016

(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 which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Sections 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following
box.  þ

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting persons 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, as amended, (the Exchange Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Exchange Act but shall be
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