0001013594-15-000070.txt : 20150218 0001013594-15-000070.hdr.sgml : 20150216 20150217085217 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001013594-15-000070 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20150217 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20150217 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000887733 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: WHOLESALE-MISCELLANEOUS NONDURABLE GOODS [5190] IRS NUMBER: 680275553 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 0929 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-45575 FILM NUMBER: 15618200 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1340 TREAT BOULEVARD STREET 2: SUITE 600 CITY: WALNUT CREEK STATE: CA ZIP: 94597 BUSINESS PHONE: 9259484000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1340 TREAT BOULEVARD STREET 2: SUITE 600 CITY: WALNUT CREEK STATE: CA ZIP: 94597 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: CENTRAL GARDEN & PET COMPANY DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19941019 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Tourbillon Capital Partners LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001592476 IRS NUMBER: 460724833 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 444 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 26TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-554-2500 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 444 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 26TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 SC 13G 1 centralgarden13g-021715.htm FEBRUARY 17, 2015 centralgarden13g-021715.htm
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
(RULE 13D - 102)
 
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT TO 13d-1(b), (c) AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO 13d-2(b)
 
(Amendment No. )*
 
Central Garden & Pet Company
(Name of Issuer)
 
Class A common stock, $.01 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
153527205
(CUSIP Number)
 
December 31, 2014
(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)
 
[x]           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 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 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.
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
   
 
Tourbillon Capital Partners LP
   
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
   
 
(a)    [x]
 
(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
   
 
1,910,000
   
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
 
0
   
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
 
1,910,000
   
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
   
 
1,910,000
   
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES    [ ]
   
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
   
 
5.3%
   
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
   
 
PN, IA

 

 
 

 


 
1.
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
   
 
Jason H. Karp
   
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
   
 
(a)    [x]
 
(b)    [ ]
   
3.
SEC USE ONLY
   
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
   
 
USA
   
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH:
   
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
   
 
0
   
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
   
 
1,910,000
   
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
 
0
   
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
 
1,910,000
   
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
   
 
1,910,000
   
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES    [ ]
   
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
   
 
5.3%
   
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
   
 
IN

 

 
 

 


 
Item 1(a).
Name of Issuer:
 
Central Garden & Pet Company (the “Issuer”)
 
Item 1(b).
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
 
1340 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600
 
Walnut Creek, California 94597
 
Item 2(a).
Name of Persons Filing:
 
The names of the persons filing this statement on Schedule 13G are Tourbillon Capital Partners LP (“Tourbillon Capital Partners”) and Jason H. Karp (together, the “Reporting Persons”). Mr. Karp is the Chief Executive Officer of Tourbillon Capital Partners.
 
Item 2(b).
Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
 
The address of the principal business office of each of the Reporting Persons is 444 Madison Avenue, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10022.
 
Item 2(c).
Citizenship:
 
Tourbillon Capital Partners is a Delaware limited partnership. Mr. Karp is a citizen of the United States of America.
 
Item 2(d).
Title of Class of Securities:
 
Class A common stock, $.01 par value (the “Common Stock”)
 
Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:
 
153527205
 
Item 3.
If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d 1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:
 
 
(a)
[ ]
Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.
       
 
(b)
[ ]
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.
       
 
(c)
[ ]
Insurance company defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.
       
 
(d)
[ ]
Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.
       
 
(e)
[ ]
An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
       
 
(f)
[ ]
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
       
 
(g)
[ ]
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
       
 
(h)
[ ]
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
       
 
(i)
[ ]
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;
       
 
(j)
[ ]
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the Issuer.
 
 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
As of the close of business on December 31, 2014, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to have  beneficially owned 1,910,000 shares of Common Stock.
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
The aggregate percentage of Common Stock reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 36,209,188 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of January 31, 2015, which is the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 5, 2015. As of the close of business on December 31, 2014, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to have beneficially owned approximately 5.3% of the shares of Common Stock outstanding.
 
 
 (c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
 
See Cover Pages Items 5-9.
 
 
 (ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
See Cover Pages Items 5-9.
 
 
 (iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
See Cover Pages Items 5-9.
 
 
 (iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
See Cover Pages Items 5-9.
 
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 Persons have 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.
 
Not applicable.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
 
See Exhibit A.
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 10.
Certification.
 
By signing below the undersigned certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 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.
 

 
 

 


 
SIGNATURES
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information with respect to it set forth in this statement is true, complete, and correct.
 
Dated:
February 17, 2015
 
TOURBILLON CAPITAL PARTNERS LP


By:  /s/ Brian A. Kessler
             Brian A. Kessler
             Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

/s/ Jason H. Karp
     Jason H. Karp


 
 

 
 

 


 
EXHIBIT A
 
JOINT FILING AGREEMENT
 
The undersigned hereby agree that the statement on Schedule 13G with respect to the Class A common stock, $.01 par value, of Central Garden & Pet Company dated February 17, 2015, and any amendments thereto signed by each of the undersigned shall be, 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, as amended.
 
Dated:
February 17, 2015
 

 
TOURBILLON CAPITAL PARTNERS LP


By:  /s/ Brian A. Kessler
            Brian A. Kessler
                                                                                                          Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

/s/ Jason H. Karp
     Jason H. Karp