Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)

Date : 08/05/2019 @ 8:01PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Francescas Holdings Corporation (FRAN)
Quote : 7.77  -0.63 (-7.50%) @ 1:00AM

Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

(Amendment No. 1)*

 

 

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation
(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

351793203
(CUSIP Number)

 

 

Richard Murphy

c/o Cross River Management LLC

31 Bailey Avenue, Unit D

Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Telephone Number: 203-438-0023

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive

Notices and Communications)

 

 

July 30, 2019
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of ss.240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box [X].
   
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

 


CUSIP No.
351793203    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS    
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)    
       
  Cross River Capital Management LLC    
       
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]
       
3. SEC USE ONLY    
       
       
4. SOURCE OF FUNDS    
       
  AF    
       
5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)   [_]
       
6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION    
       
  Delaware    
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
7. SOLE VOTING POWER    
       
  0    
       
8. SHARED VOTING POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  0    
       
10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
  631,500    
       
12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES   [_]
       
13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)    
       
  21.4%    
       
14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON    
       
  OO    

 

 


CUSIP No.
351793203    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS    
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)    
       
  Cross River Management LLC    
       
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]
       
3. SEC USE ONLY    
       
       
4. SOURCE OF FUNDS    
       
  AF    
       
5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)   [_]
       
6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION    
       
  Delaware    
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
7. SOLE VOTING POWER    
       
  0    
       
8. SHARED VOTING POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  0    
       
10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
  631,500    
       
12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES   [_]
       
13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)    
       
  21.4%    
       
14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON    
       
  OO    

 

 


CUSIP No.
351793203    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS    
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)    
       
  Cross River Partners LP    
       
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]
       
3. SEC USE ONLY    
       
4. SOURCE OF FUNDS    
       
  WC    
       
5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)   [_]
       
6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION    
       
  Delaware    
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
7. SOLE VOTING POWER    
       
  0    
       
8. SHARED VOTING POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  0    
       
10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
  631,500    
       
12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES   [_]
       
13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)    
       
  21.4%    
       
14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON    
       
  PN    

 

 


CUSIP No.
351793203    

 

1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS    
  I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)    
       
  Richard Murphy    
       
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a)   [_]
    (b)   [_]
       
3. SEC USE ONLY    
       
       
4. SOURCE OF FUNDS    
       
  AF, PF    
       
5. CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)   [_]
       
6. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION    
       
  United States of America    
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
7. SOLE VOTING POWER    
       
  12,164    
       
8. SHARED VOTING POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
9. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  12,164    
       
10. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER    
       
  631,500    
       
11. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON    
       
  643,664    
       
12. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES   [_]
       
13. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)    
       
  21.8%    
       
14. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON    
       
  IN    

 

 

CUSIP No. 351793203    

 

Item 1. Security and Issuer.  

 

 

The name of the issuer is Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the "Issuer"). The address of the Issuer's principal executive offices is 8760 Clay Road, Houston, Texas 77080. This Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13D relates to the Issuer's Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (the "Shares").

 

 
     

 

Item 2. Identity and Background.  

 

  (a), (f) The persons filing this statement are: (i) Cross River Capital Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Cross River Capital”); (ii) Cross River Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Cross River Management”); (iii) Cross River Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Cross River Partners”); and (iv) Richard Murphy, a United States citizen (“Mr. Murphy”, and collectively with Cross River Capital, Cross River Management and Cross River Partners, the “Reporting Persons”).    
       
  (b) The principal business address of the Reporting Persons is 31 Bailey Avenue, Unit D, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877.  
       
  (c) Cross River Capital serves as the general partner of Cross River Partners, a private investment vehicle that is principally engaged in the business of investing in securities.  Cross River Management serves as the investment manager of Cross River Partners.  Mr. Murphy serves as the managing member of both Cross River Capital and Cross River Management.    
       
  (d) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).  
       
  (e) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.  
     

 

 

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.  
     
 

The funds for the purchase of the 631,500 Shares beneficially owned by Cross River Capital came from the working capital of Cross River Partners. The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of the Shares beneficially owned by Cross River Capital is approximately $6,669,903. No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares, other than any borrowed funds used for working capital purposes in the ordinary course of business.

 

The funds for the purchase of the 631,500 Shares beneficially owned by Cross River Management came from the working capital of Cross River Partners. The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of the Shares beneficially owned by Cross River Management is approximately $6,669,903. No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares, other than any borrowed funds used for working capital purposes in the ordinary course of business.

 

The funds for the purchase of the 631,500 Shares directly owned by Cross River Partners came from its working capital. The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of the Shares directly owned by Cross River Partners is approximately $6,669,903. No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares, other than any borrowed funds used for working capital purposes in the ordinary course of business.

 

The funds for the purchase of 12,164 of the Shares directly owned by Mr. Murphy came from his personal funds. The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of 12,164 of the Shares directly owned by Mr. Murphy is approximately $397,825. No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares, other than any borrowed funds used for working capital purposes in the ordinary course of business.

 
     

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.  
     
 

The Reporting Persons are filing this Schedule 13D/A to report a change in their respective beneficial ownership percentages of the Shares, as indicated in Item 5 below.

 

Further, the Reporting Persons believe that the Issuer's financial performance can be improved to create greater value for shareholders. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons have been, and may continue to be, in contact with members of the Issuer’s board of directors (the “Board”), management, other shareholders and third parties regarding alternatives that the Issuer could employ to improve shareholder value, including, without limitation, improving the Board’s composition.

 

The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer’s financial position, the price levels of the Shares, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, engaging in communications with management and/or the Board, engaging in discussions with stockholders of the Issuer and others about the Issuer and the Reporting Persons’ investment, participating on the Board, proposing changes to management, operations, recommending business development transactions including a sale of the Issuer, purchasing additional Shares, selling some or all of their Shares, engaging in short selling of or any hedging or similar transaction with respect to the Shares, or changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.

 

Except as otherwise set forth herein, the Reporting Persons do not have any present plans or proposals which would relate to, or result in, the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) – (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D. However, subject to market conditions and in compliance with applicable securities laws, the Reporting Persons reserve the right, at a later date, to effect one or more of such changes or transactions in the number of Shares they may be deemed to beneficially own in open-market or privately negotiated transactions, on such terms and at such times as the Reporting Persons may deem advisable.

 
     

 

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.  
     
  (a) - (d)

As of the date hereof, Cross River Capital may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 631,500 Shares, constituting 21.4% of the Shares, based upon 2,950,137 Shares outstanding as of the date hereof. Cross River Capital has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 0 Shares and the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 631,500 Shares. Cross River Capital has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 0 Shares and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 631,500 Shares.

 

As of the date hereof, Cross River Management may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 631,500 Shares, constituting 21.4% of the Shares, based upon 2,950,137 Shares outstanding as of the date hereof. Cross River Management has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 0 Shares and the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 631,500 Shares. Cross River Management has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 0 Shares and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 631,500 Shares.

 

As of the date hereof, Cross River Partners may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 631,500 Shares, constituting 21.4% of the Shares, based upon 2,950,137 Shares outstanding as of the date hereof. Cross River Partners has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 0 Shares and the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 631,500 Shares. Cross River Partners has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 0 Shares and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 631,500 Shares.

 

As of the date hereof, Mr. Murphy may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 643,664 Shares, constituting 21.8% of the Shares, based upon 2,950,137 Shares outstanding as of the date hereof. Mr. Murphy has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 12,164 Shares and the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 631,500 Shares. Mr. Murphy has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 12,164 Shares and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 631,500 Shares.

 

The transactions in the Shares by the Reporting Persons during the past sixty days are set forth on Exhibit B. Each reported transaction was an open-market transaction.

 
       
  (e) N/A  

 

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.  
     
 

The Reporting Persons do not have any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with any person with respect to securities of the Issuer.

 

 

 

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.  

 

 

Exhibit A: Joint Filing Agreement

Exhibit B: Schedule of Transactions in the Shares

 
     

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

 

  August 5, 2019  
  (Date)  
 

 

 

  Cross River Capital Management LLC*
   
  By:  / s/ Richard Murphy
  Name:  Richard Murphy
  Title: Managing Member
 

 

 

  Cross River Management LLC*
   
  By:   /s/ Richard Murphy
  Name: Richard Murphy
  Title: Managing Member
 

 

 

  Cross River Partners, LP
   
  By: Cross River Capital Management LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Richard Murphy
  Name: Richard Murphy
  Title: Managing Member
 

 

 

  Richard Murphy*
   
  /s/ Richard Murphy

 

 

* The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of its pecuniary interests therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that such person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.

 

Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).

 

 

 

Exhibit A

 

AGREEMENT

 

The undersigned agree that this Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13D, dated August 5, 2019, relating to the Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.

 

  August 5, 2019  
  (Date)  
 

 

 

  Cross River Capital Management LLC
   
  By:  / s/ Richard Murphy
 

Name: Richard Murphy

Title: Managing Member

 

   
  Cross River Management LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Richard Murphy
  Name: Richard Murphy
  Title: Managing Member
 

 

 

  Cross River Partners LP
   
  By: Cross River Capital Management LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Richard Murphy
  Name: Richard Murphy
  Title: Managing Member
 

 

 

  Richard Murphy
   
  /s/ Richard Murphy

 

 

 

Exhibit B

 

Schedule of Transactions in the Shares

 

Trade Date Purchase/Sale Quantity Price
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.00
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.03
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.08
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.03
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.03
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.06
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.05
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.04
07/30/2019 Purchase 5,000 $3.07

 

 

 

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