TPG-Axon Increases GNC Holdings Stake ~ market folly

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TPG-Axon Increases GNC Holdings Stake

Dinakar Singh's hedge fund firm TPG Axon has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of GNC Holdings (GNC).  Per the filing, TPG has revealed a 5.8% ownership stake in GNC with over 5.28 million shares.

This marks an increase of 1,258,000 shares in their position size since the end of the first quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on June 16th.

You can view some previous investment picks from Dinakar Singh here.

Per Google Finance, GNC Acquisition is "a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products. The Company has three segments: Retail, Franchise and Manufacturing/Wholesale. Corporate retail store operations are located in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and in addition the Company offers products domestically through, and Franchise stores are located in the United States and 54 international countries, including distribution centers where retail sales are made. The Company operates its primary manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and distribution centers in Arizona, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The Company manufactures the majority of its branded products, but also merchandises various third-party products. It sells products through a worldwide network of more than 8,100 locations operating under the GNC brand name."

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