Omega Protein Corporation
OMEGA PROTEIN CORP (Form: SC 13D/A, Received: 11/13/2017 16:07:32)

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. 1) 1

Omega Protein Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

68210P107

(CUSIP Number)

GREG LEMPEL

1177 West Loop South, Suite 1625

Houston, Texas 77027

713-482-2196

  

STEVE WOLOSKY

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 10, 2017

(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 ).

 

CUSIPNO. 68210P107

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BLR Partners LP  
  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  
         
        TEXAS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BLRPart, 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  
         
        TEXAS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BLRGP 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  
         
        TEXAS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Fondren Management, 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  
         
        TEXAS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        FMLP 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  
         
        TEXAS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        The Radoff Family Foundation  
  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  
         
        TEXAS  
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  
         
        CO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Bradley L. Radoff  
  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         1,000,000  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,000,000  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,000,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Joshua E. Schechter  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☒
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        PF  
  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         32,500  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         573  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          32,500  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          573  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        33,073*  
  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  

 

 

* Includes 573 Shares directly owned by Mr. Schechter’s spouse that Mr. Schechter may be deemed to beneficially own.

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The following constitutes Amendment No. 1 the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 1”). This Amendment No. 1 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 Shares purchased by BLR Partners were purchased with working capital (which may, at any given time, include margin loans made by brokerage firms in the ordinary course of business) in open market purchases, except as otherwise noted. The aggregate purchase price of the 1,000,000 Shares owned directly by BLR Partners is approximately $15,901,803, including brokerage commissions.

The Shares beneficially owned by Mr. Schechter were purchased with personal funds (which may, at any given time, include margin loans made by brokerage firms in the ordinary course of business) in open market purchases, except as otherwise noted. The aggregate purchase price of the 33,073 Shares beneficially owned by Mr. Schechter, including the 573 Shares directly owned by his spouse, is approximately $489,731, including brokerage commissions.

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer .

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

The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 22,478,928 Shares outstanding as of November 2, 2017, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2017.

A. BLR Partners
(a) As of the close of business on November 10, 2017, BLR Partners beneficially owned 1,000,000 Shares.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) The transactions in the Shares by BLR Partners during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
B. BLRPart GP
(a) BLRPart GP, as the general partner of BLR Partners, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 1,000,000 Shares owned by BLR Partners.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

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(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) BLRPart GP has not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days. The transactions in the Shares on behalf of BLR Partners during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
C. BLRGP
(a) BLRGP, as the general partner of BLRPart GP, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 1,000,000 Shares owned by BLR Partners.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) BLRGP has not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days. The transactions in the Shares on behalf of BLR Partners during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
D. Fondren Management
(a) Fondren Management, as the investment manager of BLR Partners, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 1,000,000 Shares owned by BLR Partners.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) Fondren Management has not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days. The transactions in the Shares on behalf of BLR Partners during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
E. FMLP
(a) FMLP, as the general partner of Fondren Management, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 1,000,000 Shares owned by BLR Partners.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

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(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) FMLP has not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days. The transactions in the Shares on behalf of BLR Partners during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
F. Radoff Foundation
(a) As of the close of business on November 10, 2017, Radoff Foundation did 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) The transactions in the Shares by Radoff Foundation during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
G. Mr. Radoff
(a) Mr. Radoff, as the sole shareholder and sole director of each of BLRGP and FMLP and a director of Radoff Foundation, may be deemed the beneficial owner of the 1,000,000 Shares owned by BLR Partners.

Percentage: Approximately 4.4%

(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 1,000,000
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 0
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 1,000,000
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 0

 

(c) Mr. Radoff has not entered into any transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days. The transactions in the Shares on behalf of BLR Partners and Radoff Foundation during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
H. Mr. Schechter:
(a) As of the close of business on November 10, 2017, Mr. Schechter beneficially owned 33,073 Shares, including 573 Shares directly owned by his spouse.

Percentage: Less than 1%

(b) 1. Sole power to vote or direct vote: 32,500
2. Shared power to vote or direct vote: 573
3. Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: 32,500
4. Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 573

 

(c) The transactions in the Shares by Mr. Schechter during the past 60 days are set forth in Schedule A and are incorporated herein by reference.
(e) As of November 10, 2017, the Reporting Persons ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than 5% of the outstanding Shares of the Issuer.

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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: November 13, 2017

 

  BLR Partners LP
   
  By: BLRPart, LP
General Partner
     
  By: BLRGP Inc.
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Sole Director

 

 

  BLRPart, LP
   
  By: BLRGP Inc.
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Sole Director

 

 

  BLRGP Inc.
   
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Sole Director

 

 

  Fondren Management, LP
   
  By: FMLP Inc.
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Sole Director

 

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  FMLP Inc.
   
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Sole Director

 

 

  The Radoff Family Foundation
   
   
  By: /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
    Name: Bradley L. Radoff
    Title: Director

 

 

  /s/ Bradley L. Radoff
  Bradley L. Radoff

 

 

  /s/ Joshua E. Schechter
  Joshua E. Schechter

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SCHEDULE A

 

Transactions in the Shares During the Past Sixty Days

 

Nature of Transaction

Securities

Purchased/(Sold)

Price per Share ($)

Date of

Purchase / Sale

 

BLR Partners LP

Purchase of Common Stock 3,000 16.3898 09/11/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 8,000 16.3005 09/13/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 1,000 16.2975 09/14/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 11,000 16.3374 09/20/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 5,000 16.2519 09/21/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 5,000 16.3000 09/22/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 7,000 16.1975 09/25/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 2,000 16.5563 09/26/2017
Purchase of Common Stock 5,000 16.5899 10/04/2017
Sale of Common Stock (198,698) 21.8488 11/09/2017
Sale of Common Stock (195,302) 21.8250 11/10/2017

 

the RADOFF FAMILY FOUNDATION

Sale of Common Stock (20,000) 22.2048 10/11/2017

 

Joshua E. Schechter

Sale of Common Stock (1,900) 22.0250 10/24/2017
Sale of Common Stock (2,100) 22.0103 10/24/2017
Sale of Common Stock (1,000) 22.0000 10/24/2017
Sale of Common Stock (5,000) 22.0100 10/24/2017