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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

(Amendment No. 1)*

 

 

 

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

05548J106

(CUSIP Number)

 

Jennifer Bellah Maguire

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

333 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90071-3197

(213) 229-7986

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

March 21, 2011

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of Statement on Schedule 13D)

 

 

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), checking the following box.  ¨

 

*   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. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 2 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

Green Equity Investors V, L.P.

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  x        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    PN

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 3 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

Green Equity Investors Side V, L.P.

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  x        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    PN

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 4 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

GEI Capital V, LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    OO (Limited Liability Company)

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 5 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

Green V Holdings, LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    OO (Limited Liability Company)

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 6 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    PN

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 7 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

  (1)   

Name of Reporting Persons:

I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Persons (entities only):

 

LGP Management, Inc.

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only:

 

  (4)  

Source of Funds (See Instructions):

 

  (5)  

Check Box if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e):  ¨

 

  (6)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization:

 

    Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH:

     (7)    

Sole Voting Power

 

    0

     (8)   

Shared Voting Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

     (9)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

    0

   (10)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(11)

 

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person:

 

    5,100,000 (includes Shares underlying call options; see Item 5)1

(12)

 

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions):  ¨

 

(13)

 

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11):

 

    9.3% beneficial ownership of the voting stock based upon 54,602,642 shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2010.

(14)

 

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):

 

    CO

 

1

Please refer to Item 5 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 8 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

ITEM 1. SECURITY AND ISSUER

This Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13D (this “Amendment”) relates to shares (the “Shares”) of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”) of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”).

The address of the Issuer’s principal executive offices is One Mercer Road, Natick, Massachusetts 01760.

 

ITEM 2. IDENTITY AND BACKGROUND

The disclosure provided in Item 2 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby is updated by the following, to reflect changes to the directors and executive officers of LGP Management, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“LGPM”):

 

  (a) The names of the directors and executive officers of LGPM are set forth on Schedule 1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

  (b) The address of each of the directors and executive officers of LGPM is 11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, California 90025.

 

  (c) The present principal occupation of each of the directors and officers of LGPM is set forth on Schedule 1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

  (d) None of the persons referred to in paragraph (a) above has been convicted in a criminal proceeding during the last five years.

 

  (f) Each of J. Kristofer Galashan, Michael J. Kirton, and Todd M. Purdy is a Canadian citizen. All other directors and officers of LGPM are United States citizens.

 

ITEM 4. PURPOSE OF TRANSACTION

The disclosure provided in Item 4 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby is updated to include the following additional disclosure:

On February 3, 2011, the Issuer publicly announced its intention to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the Issuer. On March 21, 2011, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“LGP”) and the Issuer entered into a Confidentiality Agreement (the “Confidentiality Agreement”), pursuant to which the Issuer agreed to provide to LGP certain confidential information concerning the business and properties of the Issuer (the “Evaluation Material”). LGP intends to participate in the process to be conducted by the Issuer, to review the Evaluation Material, and to evaluate a potential acquisition of the Issuer, or any related transaction (the “Potential Transaction”), by entities affiliated with LGP.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 9 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement, LGP has agreed, among other things, to certain provisions that restrict the ability of LGP, LGPM, Green Equity Investors V, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“GEI V”), Green Equity Investors Side V, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“GEI Side V”), GEI Capital V, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Capital”), or Green V Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”) (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”) to directly or indirectly acquire additional securities of the Issuer prior to March 21, 2012. However, under certain circumstances set forth in the Confidentiality Agreement, such restrictions will terminate prior to March 21, 2012.

LGP may, from time to time, on behalf of entities affiliated with LGP, and without further amendment to this statement, submit to the Issuer indications of interest or proposals with respect to pursuing the Potential Transaction. There is no assurance that any Reporting Person will submit any such indications of interest or proposals or that any Reporting Person will reach an agreement with the Issuer with respect to the Potential Transaction. The description of the Confidentiality Agreement herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Confidentiality Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 7.1 to this Amendment and incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 6. CONTRACTS, ARRANGEMENTS, UNDERSTANDINGS OR RELATIONSHIPS WITH RESPECT TO SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER

The disclosure provided in Item 6 of the Schedule 13D amended hereby is updated to include the following additional disclosure:

On March 21, 2011, LGP and the Issuer entered into the Confidentiality Agreement, the discussion of which in Item 4 hereof is hereby incorporated into this Item 6 by reference.

Except as otherwise described herein, none of the Reporting Persons is party to any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with respect to any securities of the Issuer, including but not limited to the transfer or voting of any of the securities, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option agreements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies.

 

ITEM 7. MATERIAL TO BE FILED AS EXHIBITS

 

7.1    Confidentiality Agreement by and between Leonard Green and Partners, L.P. and BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., dated March 21, 2011.


SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this Schedule 13D is true, complete and correct.

Dated as of March 22, 2011

 

Green Equity Investors V, L.P.
By: GEI Capital V, LLC, its General Partner
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Green Equity Investors Side V, L.P.
By: GEI Capital V, LLC, its General Partner
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
GEI Capital V, LLC
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Green V Holdings, LLC
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
By: LGP Management, Inc., its General Partner
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
LGP Management, Inc.
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL GENNARO

Name:   Michael Gennaro
Title:   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 11 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT NO.    DESCRIPTION
7.1    Confidentiality Agreement by and between Leonard Green and Partners, L.P. and BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., dated March 21, 2011.


CUSIP No. 05548J 10 6   Schedule 13D   Page 12 of 12 Pages

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 1

Directors and Executive Officers of LGPM

 

Name

  

Position with LGPM

John G. Danhakl

   Director, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner

Peter J. Nolan

   Director, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner

Jonathan D. Sokoloff

   Director, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner

Michael Gennaro

   Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

Cody L. Franklin

   Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

Jonathan A. Seiffer

   Senior Vice President

John M. Baumer

   Senior Vice President

Timothy J. Flynn

   Senior Vice President

James D. Halper

   Senior Vice President

Michael J. Connolly

   Senior Vice President

Todd M. Purdy

   Senior Vice President

Michael S. Solomon

   Senior Vice President

Usama N. Cortas

   Principal

J. Kristofer Galashan

   Principal

Alyse M. Wagner

   Principal

Michael J. Kirton

   Vice President

Oliver U. Nordlinger

   Vice President

John Y. Yoon

   Vice President

Lily W. Chang

   Vice President – Procurement

Lance J.T. Schumacher

   Vice President – Tax