SC 13D/A 1 e620456_sc13da-lgl.htm AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE SCHEDULE 13D
Leaf Group Ltd.
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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

 

Leaf Group Ltd.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

52177G102

(CUSIP Number)

 

STEVE WOLOSKY, ESQ.

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)

 

April 7, 2021

(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.

 

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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. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP – Series One*

 
  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        

2,282,045

 
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
         

- 0 -

 
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
         

2,282,045

 
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

2,282,045

 
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
       

6.4%

 
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN

 

_____________

* This Series One is part of a series of VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP, a series limited partnership.

 

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CUSIP No. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

VIEX 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        

2,282,045

 
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
         

- 0 -

 
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
         

2,282,045

 
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

2,282,045

 
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
       

6.4%

 
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO

 

 

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CUSIP No. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

VIEX Capital Advisors, 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        

2,282,045

 
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
         

- 0 -

 
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
         

2,282,045

 
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

2,282,045

 
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
       

6.4%

 
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

IA

 

 

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CUSIP No. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

Eric Singer

 
  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        

2,282,045

 
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
         

- 0 -

 
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
         

2,282,045

 
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

2,282,045

 
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
       

6.4%

 
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN

 

 

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CUSIP No. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

Michael J. McConnell

 
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
       

 
  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        

- 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. 52177G102

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
       

John Mutch

 
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
       

 
  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        

- 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. 52177G102

 

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 4.Purpose of Transaction.

 

Item 4 is hereby amended to add the following:

 

On April 7, 2021, the Stockholder Group issued a press release (the “Press Release”) regarding the proposed acquisition of the Issuer by Graham Holdings Company (“Graham”) announced on April 6, 2021. As stated in the Press Release, the Stockholder Group believes that offer price of $8.50 per share of the Issuer is grossly insufficient and urges the Board to take steps to achieve a higher offering price for the benefit of all of the Issuer’s stockholders prior to filing any proxy materials related to the proposed acquisition. The Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 5(a) – (c) are hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

 

The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each Reporting Person is based upon 35,800,651 Shares outstanding as of February 22, 2021, as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2021.

 

A.Series One

 

(a)As of the date hereof, Series One beneficially owned 2,282,045 Shares.

 

Percentage: Approximately 6.4%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 2,282,045
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,282,045

 

(c)Series One has not entered into any transaction in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

B.VIEX GP

 

(a)VIEX GP, as the general partner of Series One, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 2,282,045 Shares owned by Series One.

 

Percentage: Approximately 6.4%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 2,282,045
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,282,045

 

(c)VIEX GP has not entered into any transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

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C.VIEX Capital

 

(a)VIEX Capital, as the investment manager of Series One, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 2,282,045 Shares owned by Series One.

 

Percentage: Approximately 6.4%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 2,282,045
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,282,045

 

(c)VIEX Capital has not entered into any transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

D.Eric Singer

 

(a)Mr. Singer, as the managing member of VIEX GP and VIEX Capital, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 2,282,045 Shares owned by Series One.

 

Percentage: Approximately 6.4%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 2,282,045
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,282,045

 

(c)Mr. Singer has not entered into any transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

E.Michael J. McConnell

 

(a)As of the date hereof, Mr. McConnell does not beneficially own any Shares.

 

Percentage: 0%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c)Mr. McConnell has not entered into any transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

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F.John Mutch

 

(a)As of the date hereof, Mr. Mutch does not beneficially own any Shares.

 

Percentage: 0%

 

(b)1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 0
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c)Mr. Mutch has not entered into any transactions in the Shares since the filing of Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13D.

 

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 that 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.

 

Item 7.Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 is hereby amended to add the following exhibit:

 

99.1The Press Release, dated April 7, 2021.

 

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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: April 7, 2021

 

  VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP – Series One
   
  By: VIEX GP, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Eric Singer
    Name: Eric Singer
    Title: Managing Member
       
  VIEX GP, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Eric Singer
    Name: Eric Singer
    Title: Managing Member

 

  VIEX Capital Advisors, LLC         
   
  By: /s/ Eric Singer
    Name: Eric Singer
  Title: Managing Member
       

 

  /s/ Eric Singer
 

Eric Singer

Individually and as attorney-in-fact for Michael J. McConnell and John Mutch