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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000950142-20-001160
Form Type:
13G Filing
Publication Date:
2020-04-17 17:00:45
Filed By:
Birch Grove Capital
Company:
Independence Contract Drilling Inc. (NYSE:ICD)
Filing Date:
2020-04-17
SEC Url:
13G 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
Birch Grove Credit Strategies Master Fund 0 0 0 0 0 0%
BGCSMF-01 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Birch Grove Capital 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Birch Grove Capital Management 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Birch Grove Advisors 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Jonathan I. Berger 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Filing
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
(Amendment No. 2)*
 
Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
453415309
(CUSIP Number)
 
April 17, 2020
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
 
☐  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).
 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 2 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
Birch Grove Credit Strategies Master Fund LP
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a)  ☐
(b)  ☐
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Cayman Islands
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN
 


CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 3 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
BGCSMF-01 LLC
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a)  ☐
(b)  ☐
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN
 

 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 4 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
Birch Grove Capital LP
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a)  ☐
(b)  ☐
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN, IA
 
 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 5 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
Birch Grove Capital Management LLC
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a)  ☐
(b)  ☐
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO
 

CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 6 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
Birch Grove Advisors LLC
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a)  ☐
(b)  ☐
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO
 


CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 7 of 11
 
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON OR
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
 
Jonathan I. Berger
 
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
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY OWNED
BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0-
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
-0-
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0-
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 (9)
 
0%
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN
 

CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 8 of 11
 
 
Item 1.
(a).
Name of Issuer:
 
 
 
 
Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.
 
 
 
(b).
Address of issuer's principal executive offices:
 
 
 
 
20475 State Highway 249, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77070
 
 
Item 2.
(a).
Name of person filing:
 
 
 
 
This Schedule 13G is being filed by the following “Reporting Persons:”
 
    Birch Grove Credit Strategies Master Fund LP (the “Master Fund”) which indirectly holds the reported securities through BGCSMF-01 LLC and other special purpose vehicles;
    BGCSMF-01 LLC, which holds certain reported securities on behalf of the Master Fund;
    Birch Grove Capital LP (“Birch Grove”), a registered investment adviser that serves as the investment manager for the Master Fund and other managed accounts;
    Birch Grove Capital Management LLC (Birch Grove Capital Management”), the general partner of Birch Grove;
    Birch Grove Advisors LLC (“Birch Grove Advisors”), the general partner of the Master Fund; and
    Jonathan I. Berger, the managing member of Birch Grove Capital Management and Birch Grove Advisors.
 
Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any such person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Sections 13(d) or 16 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
 
 
 
(b).
Address or principal business office or, if none, residence:
 
 
 
 
For each reporting person:
 
660 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY  10065
 
 
 
(c).
Citizenship:
 
 
 
 
See Line 4 of the cover sheet for each Reporting Person.
 
 
 
(d).
Title of class of securities:
 
 
 
 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
 
 
 
(e).
CUSIP No.:
 
 
 
 
453415309
 
 
 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 9 of 11
 
Item 3.
If This Statement is filed pursuant to §§.240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b), or (c), check whether the person filing is a

 
(a)
[_]
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
(b)
[_]
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 
(c)
[_]
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 
(d)
[_]
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
 
(e)
[_]
An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 
(f)
[_]
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
 
(g)
[_]
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
 
(h)
[_]
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C.1813);
 
(i)
[_]
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
 
(j)
[_]
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
 
(k)
[_]
Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).  If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:
 
Item 4.
Ownership.

 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
See Line 9 of the cover sheet for each Reporting Person.
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
See Line 11 of the cover sheet for each Reporting Person.

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:
 
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote    
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote    
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
See Lines 5-8 of the cover sheet for each Reporting Person.
 
 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 10 of 11
 
 
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.

 
Not Applicable.
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
 
 
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 and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 
CUSIP No.  453415309
SCHEDULE 13G
Page 11 of 11
 
 
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.
 
Dated: April 17, 2020
 
 
BIRCH GROVE CREDIT STRATEGIES
MASTER FUND LP
 
 
   
 
By:  Birch Grove Advisors LLC,
its general partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BGCSMF-01 LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIRCH GROVE ADVISORS LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 

 
BIRCH GROVE CAPITAL LP
 
 
   
 
By: Birch Grove Capital Management LLC,
its general partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIRCH GROVE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
/s/ Jonathan I. Berger
 
 
Jonathan I. Berger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Attention:  Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).

 
Exhibit A
 
 
AGREEMENT
 
The undersigned hereby agree to jointly prepare and file this Schedule 13G and any future amendments thereto reporting each of the undersigned’s ownership of securities of the Issuer named herein, and hereby affirm that such Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of each of the undersigned pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it contained therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning the other, except to the extent that he or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.
 
Dated:  April 17, 2020
 
 
BIRCH GROVE CREDIT STRATEGIES
MASTER FUND LP
 
 
   
 
By:  Birch Grove Advisors LLC,
its general partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BGCSMF-01 LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIRCH GROVE ADVISORS LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 

 
BIRCH GROVE CAPITAL LP
 
 
   
 
By: Birch Grove Capital Management LLC,
its general partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIRCH GROVE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Name:  Rodd D. Evonsky
 
 
 
Title:    Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
/s/ Jonathan I. Berger
 
 
Jonathan I. Berger