Scout Capital Builds Sally Beauty (SBH) Stake ~ market folly

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Scout Capital Builds Sally Beauty (SBH) Stake

James Crichton and Adam Weiss' hedge fund Scout Capital filed a 13G with the SEC in regards to their new position in Sally Beauty (SBH).

Scout originally started a brand new position in Sally Beauty in the fourth quarter. And according to their most recent SEC filing, they've continued to buy SBH shares in the new year. Scout now shows a 5.9% ownership stake in SBH with 10,986,862 shares.

At the end of 2011, they owned just over 7 million shares. Over the past two months, they've increased their position size by almost 56%. The SEC disclosure was triggered due to portfolio activity on February 7th.

For more from this hedge fund, we've previously posted Scout's presentation on Williams (WMB) & Sensata Technologies (ST).

About Scout Capital

Scout was founded and is co-managed by James Crichton and Adam Weiss. Before founding Scout, Crichton worked at Zweig-DiMenna and received his MBA from Harvard. Weiss, on the other hand, worked at Dan Loeb's Third Point and received his MBA from Columbia.

About Sally Beauty

Per Google Finance, Sally Beauty is "an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with operations primarily in North America, South America and Europe. The Company operates primarily through two business units: Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group (BSG). Through Sally Beauty Supply and BSG, the Company sells and distributes beauty products through 4,128 Company-owned stores, 181 franchised stores and 1,116 professional distributor sales consultants. Sally Beauty Supply stores target retail consumers and salon professionals, while BSG exclusively targets salons and salon professionals."

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