Marcato Capital Exercises Call Options on Buffalo Wild Wings ~ market folly

Monday, September 19, 2016

Marcato Capital Exercises Call Options on Buffalo Wild Wings

Mick McGuire's activist investment firm Marcato Capital Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).  Per the filing, Marcato owns 5.2% of the company with 950,000 shares.

Their overall economic stake remains unchanged from when they originally filed their 13D back in August.  But the filing indicates they exercised their call options on September 12th at $114 per share.

Marcato has also put together a slide deck on its thesis on BWLD and you can view it here.

Per Google Finance, Buffalo Wild Wings is "an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring various menu items. The Company's restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of 20 to 30 domestic, imported and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants feature various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin' hot, which includes Sweet barbeque (BBQ), Teriyaki, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin', or signature seasonings, Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar. Its restaurants include a multi-media system, a bar and an open layout. It operates Buffalo Wild Wings, R Taco and PizzaRev restaurants, as well as sells Buffalo Wild Wings and R Taco restaurant franchises."

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