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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000921895-19-000695
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2019-03-08 17:26:27
Filed By:
Engaged Capital
Company:
Benchmark Electronics Inc (NYSE:BHE)
Filing Date:
2019-03-08
SEC Url:
13D Filing
Ownership Summary

Please notice the below summary table is generated without human intervention and may contain errors. Please refer to the complete filing displayed below for exact figures.

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund 1,709,570 1,709,570 1,709,570 4.2%
Engaged Capital Flagship Fund 1,709,570 1,709,570 1,709,570 4.2%
Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd 1,709,570 1,709,570 1,709,570 4.2%
Engaged Capital 1,860,637 1,860,637 1,860,637 4.6%
Engaged Capital Holdings 1,860,637 1,860,637 1,860,637 4.6%
Glenn W. Welling 1,860,637 1,860,637 1,860,637 4.6%
Filing

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 3)1

Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.10 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

08160H101

(CUSIP Number)

GLENN W. WELLING

ENGAGED CAPITAL, LLC

610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250

Newport Beach, California 92660

(949) 734-7900

 

STEVE WOLOSKY

RYAN NEBEL

OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

(212) 451-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

March 6, 2019

(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 §§ 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 § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

1              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 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 (“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 PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        WC  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        CAYMAN ISLANDS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,709,570  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,709,570  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,709,570  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        DELAWARE  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,709,570  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,709,570  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,709,570  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        CAYMAN ISLANDS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,709,570  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,709,570  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,709,570  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital, LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        DELAWARE  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,860,637  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,860,637  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,860,637  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.6%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        DELAWARE  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,860,637  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,860,637  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,860,637  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.6%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Glenn W. Welling  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        USA  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,860,637  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,860,637  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,860,637  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.6%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

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The following constitutes Amendment No. 3 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 3”). This Amendment No. 3 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

Item 3.Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

Item 3 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

The Shares purchased by Engaged Capital Flagship Master and held in the Engaged Capital Account were purchased with working capital (which may, at any given time, include margin loans made by brokerage firms in the ordinary course of business). The aggregate purchase price of the 1,709,570 Shares beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Flagship Master is approximately $45,576,456, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 151,067 Shares held in the Engaged Capital Account is approximately $3,888,098, including brokerage commissions.

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

Items 5(a), (c) and (e) are hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

(a)       The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 40,654,965 Shares outstanding as of February 27, 2019, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2019.

As of the date hereof, Engaged Capital Flagship Master beneficially owned 1,709,570 Shares, constituting approximately 4.2% of the Shares outstanding. Each of Engaged Capital Fund and Engaged Capital Offshore, as feeder funds of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,709,570 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, constituting approximately 4.2% of the Shares outstanding.

As of the date hereof, 151,067 Shares were held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting less than 1% of the Shares outstanding.

Engaged Capital, as the general partner and investment adviser of Engaged Capital Flagship Master and the investment adviser of the Engaged Capital Account, may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,860,637 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master and held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting approximately 4.6% of the Shares outstanding. Engaged Holdings, as the managing member of Engaged Capital, may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,860,637 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master and held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting approximately 4.6% of the Shares outstanding. Mr. Welling, as the Founder and CIO of Engaged Capital and sole member of Engaged Holdings, may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,860,637 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master and held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting approximately 4.6% of the Shares outstanding.

The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the beneficial owners of any securities of the Issuer he or it does not directly own. Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein that he or it does not directly own.

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(c)       Schedule A annexed hereto lists all transactions in securities of the Issuer by the Reporting Persons since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D. All of such transactions were effected in the open market.

(e)       As of March 6, 2019, the Reporting Persons ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than 5% of the Shares of the Issuer.

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: March 8, 2019

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd.
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Director

 

 

  Engaged Capital, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Sole Member

 

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  /s/ Glenn W. Welling
  Glenn W. Welling

 

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SCHEDULE A

Transactions in Securities of the Issuer Since the Filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D

Nature of the Transaction

Securities

Purchased/(Sold)

Price Per

Share($)

Date of

Purchase / Sale

 

ENGAGED CAPITAL FLAGSHIP MASTER FUND, LP

Sale of Common Stock (75) 27.6694 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (2,028) 27.7134 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (38,390) 27.5813 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (9,217) 27.8000 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (6,537) 27.5185 02/28/2019
Sale of Common Stock (85,050) 27.2659 03/06/2019
Sale of Common Stock (34,500) 26.3059 03/07/2019
Sale of Common Stock (45,835) 26.2828

03/08/2019

Sale of Common Stock (19,206) 26.2499 03/08/2019

 

Engaged Capital, LLC
(Through the Engaged Capital Account)

Sale of Common Stock (6) 27.6694 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (172) 27.7134 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (783) 27.8000 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (3,745) 27.5813 02/27/2019
Sale of Common Stock (3,489) 27.2659 03/06/2019
Sale of Common Stock (3,756) 26.3059 03/07/2019
Sale of Common Stock (1,436) 26.2828

03/08/2019

Sale of Common Stock (1,697) 26.2499

03/08/2019