UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

trivago N.V.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Class A Shares, nominal value of €0.06 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

89686D105 (for American Depositary Shares, each representing one Class A Share)

(CUSIP Number)

 

Altimeter Capital Management, LP, One International Place, Suite 4610, Boston, MA 02110

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

 

December 31st, 2019

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(b)
x Rule 13d-1(c)
¨ Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* 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.

 

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 2 of 11 Pages

 

         
1.   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC
   
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a)    ¨
(b)    ¨
   
3.   SEC USE ONLY
 
   
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
   

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0- shares
  6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,221,028
  7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0- shares
  8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,221,028

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,221,028
   
10.   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(see instructions)    ¨
   
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

10.3%
   
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

OO
   

  

 

 

  

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 3 of 11 Pages

 

         
1.   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Altimeter Capital Management, LP
   
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a)    ¨
(b)    ¨
   
3.   SEC USE ONLY
 
   
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
   

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0- shares
  6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,221,028
  7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0- shares
  8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,221,028

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,221,028
   
10.   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(see instructions)    ¨
   
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

10.3%
   
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

IA, PN
   

  

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 4 of 11 Pages

 

         
1.   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Altimeter General Partner, LLC
   
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a)    ¨
(b)    ¨
   
3.   SEC USE ONLY
 
   
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
   

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0- shares
  6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,221,028
  7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0- shares
  8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,221,028

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,221,028
   
10.   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(see instructions)    ¨
   
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

10.3%
   
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

OO
   

  

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 5 of 11 Pages

 

         
1.   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P.
   
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a)    ¨
(b)    ¨
   
3.   SEC USE ONLY
 
   
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Delaware
   

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0- shares
  6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,221,028
  7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0- shares
  8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,221,028

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,221,028
   
10.   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(see instructions)    ¨
   
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

10.3%
   
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

PN
   

  

 

 

  

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 6 of 11 Pages

 

         
1.   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

Brad Gerstner
   
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a)    ¨
(b)    ¨
   
3.   SEC USE ONLY
 
   
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
United States
   

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
 
-0- shares
  6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
 
5,221,028
  7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
-0- shares
  8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
5,221,028

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,221,028
   
10.   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(see instructions)    ¨
   
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

10.3%
   
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

IN
   

  

 

 

  

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 7 of 11 Pages

 

 

Item 1.

 

  (a) Name of Issuer
trivago N.V. (the “Issuer”)
     
  (b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
Bennigsen-Platz 1, 40474

Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Item 2.

 

  (a) Name of Person Filing
This joint statement on Schedule 13G is being filed by Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC (the “General Partner”), Altimeter Capital Management, LP (the “Investment Manager”), Altimeter General Partner, LLC (the “Fund General Partner”), Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. (the “Fund”) and Brad Gerstner, who are collectively referred to as the “Reporting Persons.”  Mr. Gerstner is the sole managing principal of the General Partner, the Investment Manager and the Fund General Partner.  The General Partner is the sole general partner of the Investment Manager, which is the investment manager of the Fund.  The Fund General Partner is the sole general partner of the Fund.  The Reporting Persons have entered into a Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, a copy of which is filed with this Schedule 13G as Exhibit 1 (which is incorporated herein by reference), pursuant to which the Reporting Persons have agreed to file this statement jointly in accordance with the provisions of Rule 13d-1(k) under the Act.
     
  (b) Address of the Principal Office or, if none, residence
The principal business office of the Reporting Persons with respect to the shares reported hereunder is One International Place, Suite 4610, Boston, MA 02110.
     
  (c) Citizenship
Each of the Investment Manager and the Fund is a Delaware limited partnership.  Each of the General Partner and the Fund General Partner is a Delaware limited liability company.  Mr. Gerstner is a United States citizen.  
     
  (d) Title of Class of Securities
Class A Shares
     
  (e) CUSIP Number
89686D105

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 8 of 11 Pages

 

 

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

Not applicable.

 

(a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
     
(b) ¨ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
     
(c) ¨ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
     
(d) ¨ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
     
(e) ¨ An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
     
(f) ¨ An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
     
(g) ¨ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
     
(h) ¨ A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
     
(i) ¨ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
     
(j) ¨ Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

Item 4.  Ownership.

 

As of December 31st, 2019 the Reporting Persons beneficially owned 5,221,028 Class A Shares of the Issuer, representing approximately 10.3% of such class of securities. The beneficial ownership of each Reporting Person is as follows: (i) the Fund beneficially owns 5,221,028 Class A Shares representing approximately 10.3% of the class; and (ii) each of the General Partner (as the general partner of the Investment Manager), the Investment Manager (as the investment manager of the Fund), the Fund General Partner (as the general partner of the Fund) and Mr. Gerstner (as the sole managing principal of the General Partner, the Investment Manager and the Fund General Partner) beneficially owns 5,221,028 Class A Shares of the Issuer, representing approximately 10.3% of the class. All ownership percentages of the securities reported herein are based upon a total of 50,816,706 Class A Shares of the Issuer outstanding as of December 31st, 2019.

 

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

  (a)  

Amount beneficially owned:**  

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC – 5,221,028 shares

Altimeter Capital Management, LP – 5,221,028 shares

Altimeter General Partner, LLC – 5,221,028 shares

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. – 5,221,028 shares

Brad Gerstner – 5,221,028 shares

       
  (b)  

Percent of class:**  

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC – 10.3%

Altimeter Capital Management, LP – 10.3%

Altimeter General Partner, LLC – 10.3%

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. – 10.3%

Brad Gerstner – 10.3%

           

 

 

  

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 9 of 11 Pages

 

 

  (c)   Number of shares as to which the person has:**  
         
      (i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote  

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC -0-

Altimeter Capital Management, LP -0-

Altimeter General Partner, LLC -0-

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. -0-

Brad Gerstner -0-

         
         
      (ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote  

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC – 5,221,028

Altimeter Capital Management, LP – 5,221,028

Altimeter General Partner, LLC – 5,221,028

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. – 5,221,028

Brad Gerstner – 5,221,028

         
      (iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC -0-

Altimeter Capital Management, LP -0-

Altimeter General Partner, LLC -0-

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. -0-

Brad Gerstner -0-

         
      (iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of  

Altimeter Capital Management General Partner LLC – 5,221,028

Altimeter Capital Management, LP – 5,221,028

Altimeter General Partner, LLC – 5,221,028

Altimeter Partners Fund, L.P. – 5,221,028

Brad Gerstner – 5,221,028

           

** Shares reported herein for the General Partner, the Investment Manager and the Fund General Partner represent Class A Shares beneficially owned and held of record by the Fund for which the Investment Manager serves as the investment manager and the Fund General Partner serves as general partner.  The General Partner serves as the sole general partner of the Investment Manager.  Shares reported herein for Mr. Gerstner represent Class A Shares beneficially owned and held of record by the Fund.  Mr. Gerstner is the sole managing principal of the General Partner, the Investment Manager and the Fund General Partner.

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 10 of 11 Pages

  

 

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10.  Certification.

 

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

 

 

       

CUSIP No. 89686D105   13G   Page 11 of 11 Pages

 

 

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.

 

  February 14th, 2020
   
  ALTIMETER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GENERAL PARTNER LLC
   
  By: /s/ Hab Siam
   
  Hab Siam, Chief Compliance Officer
   
  ALTIMETER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
   
  By: /s/ Hab Siam
   
  Hab Siam, Chief Compliance Officer
   
  ALTIMETER GENERAL PARTNER, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Hab Siam
   
  Hab Siam, Chief Compliance Officer
   
  ALTIMETER PARTNERS FUND, L.P.
   
  By: /s/ Hab Siam
   
  Hab Siam, Chief Compliance Officer
   
  BRAD GERSTNER
   
  By: /s/ Brad Gerstner
   
  Brad Gerstner, individually

 

 

  

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