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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000921895-18-000889
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2018-03-08 17:24:20
Filed By:
Steel Partners
Company:
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc.
Filing Date:
2018-03-08
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
STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS 6,533,359 6,533,359 14.8%
SPH GROUP 6,533,359 6,533,359 14.8%
SPH GROUP HOLDINGS 6,533,359 6,533,359 14.8%
STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS GP INC 6,533,359 6,533,359 14.8%
STEEL EXCEL INC 6,533,359 6,533,359 14.8%
STEEL PARTNERS LTD 75,000 75,000 LESS THAN 1%
WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN 75,000 75,000 LESS THAN 1%
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

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.01

(Title of Class of Securities)

05614L 10 0

(CUSIP Number)

 

Warren G. Lichtenstein

Steel Partners Holdings L.P.

590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10022

(212) 520-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

March 6, 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 §§ 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  
         
        STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS L.P.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         6,533,359  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          6,533,359  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        6,533,359  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        14.8%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

2
  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        SPH GROUP LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         6,533,359  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          6,533,359  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        6,533,359  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        14.8%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

3

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        SPH GROUP HOLDINGS LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         6,533,359  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          6,533,359  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        6,533,359  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        14.8%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

4

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS GP INC.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         6,533,359  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          6,533,359  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        6,533,359  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        14.8%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

5

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        STEEL EXCEL INC.  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        WC, AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         6,533,359  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          6,533,359  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        6,533,359  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        14.8%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

6

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        STEEL PARTNERS LTD.  
  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  
         
        DELAWARE  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         75,000  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          75,000  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        75,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        LESS THAN 1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

7

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  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         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         75,000  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          75,000  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        75,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        LESS THAN 1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

8

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 aggregate purchase price of the 6,533,359 Shares owned directly by Steel Excel is approximately $36,655,164, including brokerage commissions. Such Shares were acquired with funds of Steel Excel and an affiliated entity that initially purchased a portion of the Shares prior to being transferred to Steel Excel.

The aggregate purchase price of the 75,000 Shares owned directly by SPL is approximately $310,175, including brokerage commissions. The Shares owned directly by SPL were acquired with the working capital of SPL.

The Reporting Persons effect purchases of securities primarily through margin accounts maintained for them with prime brokers, which may extend margin credit to them as and when required to open or carry positions in the margin accounts, subject to applicable federal margin regulations, stock exchange rules and the prime brokers’ credit policies. In such instances, the positions held in the margin accounts are pledged as collateral security for the repayment of debit balances in the accounts.

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

Item 5(a) is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

(a)       The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 44,084,680 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of January 31, 2018 as reported in the Issuer’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2018.

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Steel Excel owned directly 6,533,359 Shares, constituting approximately 14.8% of the Shares outstanding. By virtue of their relationships with Steel Excel discussed in further detail in Item 2, each of Steel Holdings, SPHG, SPHG Holdings and Steel Holdings GP may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned directly by Steel Excel.

As of the close of business on the date hereof, SPL owned directly 75,000 Shares, constituting less than 1% of the Shares outstanding. By virtue of his relationship with SPL discussed in further detail in Item 2, Warren G. Lichtenstein may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned directly by SPL.

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 Shares he or it does not directly own. Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein that he or it does not directly own.

Item 5(c) is hereby amended to add the following:

(c)       The transactions in the Shares by the Reporting Persons since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D are set forth in Schedule B and are incorporated herein by reference.

9

SIGNATURES

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

Dated: March 8, 2018 STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS L.P.
   
  By: Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc.
General Partner
   
  By:

/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth

   

Douglas B. Woodworth,

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

  SPH GROUP LLC
   
  By: Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc.
Managing Member
   
  By:

/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth

   

Douglas B. Woodworth,

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

  SPH GROUP HOLDINGS LLC
   
  By: Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc.
Manager
   
  By:

/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth

   

Douglas B. Woodworth,

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

  STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS GP INC.
   
  By:

/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth

   

Douglas B. Woodworth,

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

10

 

  STEEL EXCEL INC.
   
  By:

/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth

   

Douglas B. Woodworth,

Treasurer

 

 

  STEEL PARTNERS LTD.
   
  By:

/s/ Mario Marcon

   

Mario Marcon,

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

/s/ Mario Marcon

  Mario Marcon
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein

 

11

SCHEDULE B

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

Shares of Common Stock

Purchased

Price Per

Share($)

Date of

Purchase

 

Steel Excel inc.

 

46,467 5.5908 3/05/2018
446,200 5.6374 3/06/2018
5,800 5.6468 3/07/2018
212,930 6.0827 3/08/2018