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. 8)1

Avid Technology, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

05367P100

(CUSIP Number)

LAUREN TAYLOR WOLFE

CHRISTIAN ASMAR

IMPACTIVE CAPITAL LP

450 West 14th Street, 12th Floor

New York, New York 10014

 

ELIZABETH GONZALEZ-SUSSMAN, ESQ.

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)

 

November 7, 2023

(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).

 

CUSIP No. 05367P100

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital GP 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         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        - 0 -  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital LP  
  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         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        - 0 -  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN, IA  

  

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Impactive Capital 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         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        - 0 -  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Lauren Taylor Wolfe  
  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  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        - 0 -  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Christian Asmar  
  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  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        - 0 -  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

The following constitutes Amendment No. 8 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 8”). This Amendment No. 8 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

Item 4.Purpose of Transaction.

Item 4 is hereby amended to add the following:

As previously disclosed, on August 9, 2023, the Issuer entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Artisan Bidco, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), and Artisan Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”). Effective November 7, 2023, among other things, Merger Sub merged with and into the Issuer, with the Issuer surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time was cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive $27.05 in cash, subject to any required tax withholding in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. Additionally, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time, each unvested restricted stock unit (“RSU”) award, including each unvested award of performance-based RSUs, was automatically cancelled and converted solely into the contingent right to receive a cash payment equal to the product of (i) the number of RSUs subject to such unvested RSU award immediately prior to the Effective Time multiplied by (ii) $27.05, with such converted cash award generally subject to the same vesting terms and conditions that applied to the corresponding RSU prior to the Effective Time, with payment forfeited to the extent vesting is not satisfied, except if the holder’s service is terminated without cause. Accordingly, as a result of the Merger, the Reporting Persons no longer beneficially own any Shares of the Issuer.

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

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

(a) – (b) Effective November 7, 2023, as a result of the Merger, each Share owned by the Reporting Persons was converted into the right to receive $27.05 in cash, pursuant to the Merger Agreement. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons no longer beneficially own any Shares of the Issuer.

(c) Except as otherwise disclosed herein, the Reporting Persons have not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past sixty days.

(d) Not applicable.

(e) As of the close of business on November 7, 2023, the Reporting Persons ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than 5% of the Shares of the Issuer. 

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CUSIP No. 05367P100

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: November 7, 2023

  Impactive Capital GP LLC
   
  By:

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

  Impactive Capital LP
   
  By: Impactive Capital LLC
    its general partner
     
  By:

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

  Impactive Capital LLC
   
  By:

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

    Name: Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Title: Managing Member

 

 

 

/s/ Lauren Taylor Wolfe

  Lauren Taylor Wolfe

 

 

 

/s/ Christian Asmar

  Christian Asmar

 

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