MMI Investments Files Under Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Act To Boost Stake in Unisys (UIS) Above 10%
In an amended 13D filing after the close on Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS), 9.7% holder MMI Investments disclosed that on August 13th they filed under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 to acquire more than 10% of the common stock. MMI said it does not plan to purchase more than 14.9% of the stock.
From the filing:
"In order to retain its flexibility to determine to increase MMI Investments’ holdings of Common Stock to more than 10% of the outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer, MMI Investments on August 13, 2007 notified the Issuer of its intention to file and filed a Notification and Report Form under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR Act") and request early termination of the waiting period pursuant to the HSR Act. Upon such filing, the filing of the Issuer’s responsive filing, and the expiration or early termination of the waiting period, the Reporting Persons would be permitted under the HSR Act to purchase additional shares of Common Stock such that the Reporting Persons could hold up to $500 million (subject to adjustment from time to time in accordance with the HSR Act, with the current threshold being $597.9 million) in total market value of Common Stock at the time of such purchase. However, MMI Investments does not currently intend to purchase Common Stock of the Issuer if, as a result of the purchase, it would own more than 14.9% of the outstanding Common Stock (which would have represented a market value of approximately $404 million based on the number of shares outstanding at June 30, 2007 and the closing price on August 13, 2007)."