‘s Dialectic Capital Management
recently filed a 13D with the SEC, reporting that it has sent two letters to the board of directors of Covisint Corp (NASDAQ:COVS)
. In the first letter, sent on May 27, Dialectic Capital Management nominated Mr. Fichthorn, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Howe, Mr. Mutch, and Mr. Rose for election to the board at the company’s upcoming annual meeting of shareholders. In the second letter, which was delivered on June 2, the fund revealed its worries with the management of the company, particularly regarding the company’s decision to postpone the declaration of its “Plan B” until days after the deadline for nominating director candidates for election to the board. Dialectic Capital Management is still willing to try to reach a settlement with the company that will be in the interests of all shareholders. The filing also revealed an increase in the fund’s stake, with it currently owning 2.21 million shares, which amass 5.5% of Covisint Corp’s shares, compared to 1.77 million shares the fund reported holding in its latest 13F filing for the end of March.
Covisint Corp (NASDAQ:COVS) is an information technology company that provides a variety of cloud engagement platforms, allowing different business to have a secure private connection with other businesses, consumers, and suppliers. Since the beginning of the year the company’s stock is down by 14.8%. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, Covisint Corp (NASDAQ:COVS) reported revenue of $19.16 million, down from $21.76 million a year earlier. Covisint will report its fiscal fourth quarter and full 2016 fiscal year results on June 6.
As per Insider Monkey’s database, Paul Singer’s Elliott Management held the largest position in Covisint Corp (NASDAQ:COVS) at the end of March, worth around $5.9 million, while the second-largest stake was held by Jim Roumell’s Roumell Asset Management, valued at $4.1 million. Other investors long the stock were George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Clint Carlson’s Carlson 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 |
|Dialectic Capital Partners || || 255,800 || || 255,800 || 255,800 || Less than 1% |
|Dialectic Offshore, Ltd || || 943,400 || || 943,400 || 943,400 || 2.3% |
|Dialectic Antithesis Partners || || 1,011,288 || || 1,011,288 || 1,011,288 || 2.5% |
|Dialectic Capital Management || || 2,210,488 || || 2,210,488 || 2,210,488 || 5.5% |
|Dialectic Capital || || 2,210,488 || || 2,210,488 || 2,210,488 || 5.5% |
|Bernard J. Eastwood || || 2,210,488 || || 2,210,488 || 2,210,488 || 5.5% |
|John Fichthorn || || 2,210,488 || || 2,210,488 || 2,210,488 || 5.5% |
|Scott Daniels || || || || || || 0% |
|Alan B. Howe || || || || || || 0% |
|John Mutch || || || || || || 0% |
|Edward Rose || || || || || || 0% |
John FichthornDialectic Capital Management
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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DIALECTIC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
119 ROWAYTON AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT 06853
STEVE WOLOSKY, ESQ.
ANDREW M. FREEDMAN, ESQ.
OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP
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