David Gallo's Valinor Management Increases Cardtronics Position (CATM) ~ market folly

Friday, May 21, 2010

David Gallo's Valinor Management Increases Cardtronics Position (CATM)

David Gallo's hedge fund Valinor Management recently filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Cardtronics (CATM). In the disclosure, we see that as of May 10th, they own 2,377,037 shares of CATM, a 5.7% ownership stake in the company. This is an increase in their position. In Valinor's recently filed 13F which details positions as of March 31st, 2010, we see that they owned 1,513,846 shares. This means they've increased their position size by 57% over the past month and a half. We'll be detailing Valinor's portfolio in our hedge fund portfolio tracking series so stay tuned for that.

Prior to founding Valinor, Gallo worked at Roberto Mignone's Bridger Management. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and the hedge fund is named after lands often inhabited by immortal souls from the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. We've just started tracking Valinor's portfolio in recent quarters and in the past have detailed some of their position adjustments.

Taken from Google Finance, Cardtronics is "a provider of automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks."

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