SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

 

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
(Amendment No. )*

 

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
64107N206
(CUSIP Number)
 
December 31, 2019
(Date of event which requires filing of this statement)
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule 13G is filed:
 
x Rule 13d-1(b)
¨ 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 the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Rubric Capital Management LP

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

State of Delaware

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

 

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.26%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

PN, IA

 

 

 

 

 

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

David Rosen

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States of America

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

 

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

2,977,922 shares of Common Stock

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.26%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IN

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER:
   
  The name of the issuer is Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (the "Issuer").

 

Item 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES:
   
  The Issuer's principal executive offices are located at President Place, 4th Floor, Cnr. Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Item 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING:
   
  This statement is filed by:
   
  (i) Rubric Capital Management LP ("Rubric Capital"), the investment adviser to certain investment funds and/or accounts (collectively, the "Rubric Funds") that hold the shares of Common Stock (as defined in Item 2(d) below) reported herein; and
     
  (ii) David Rosen ("Mr. Rosen"), Managing Member of Rubric Capital Management GP LLC, the general partner of Rubric Capital.
     
  The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons."
   
  The filing of this statement should not be construed as an admission that any of the forgoing persons or any Reporting Person is, for the purposes of Section 13 of the Act, the beneficial owner of the Shares reported herein.  

 

Item 2(b). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE:
   
  The address of the principal business office of each of the Reporting Persons is 767 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

 

Item 2(c). CITIZENSHIP:
   
  Rubric Capital is a Delaware limited partnership. Mr. Rosen is a citizen of the United States of America.

 

Item 2(d). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:
   
  Common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the "Common Stock").

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP NUMBER:
   
  64107N206

 

 

 

 

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Item 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13d-1(b) OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:
       
  (a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act,
  (b) ¨ Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act,
  (c) ¨ Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act,
  (d) ¨ Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
  (e) x An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) ¨ Employee Benefit Plan or Endowment Fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F),
  (g) x Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G),
  (h) ¨ Savings Association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act,
  (i) ¨ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;
  (j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:                                                                                                      

 

Item 4. OWNERSHIP.
   
 

The information required by Items 4(a) - (c) is set forth in Rows 5 - 11 of the cover page for each of the Reporting Persons and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The percentage set forth in Row (11) of the cover page for each of the Reporting Persons is based on the 56,568,425 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of November 4, 2019, as reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2019.

 

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.
   
  See Item 2.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

  Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
  By signing below the Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and 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.

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

DATED: February 14, 2020  
   
RUBRIC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP  
   
By: /s/ Michael Nachmani  
Name: Michael Nachmani  
Title: Chief Operating Officer  
   
/s/ David Rosen  
DAVID ROSEN  

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 1

 

JOINT ACQUISITION STATEMENT
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-1(k)

 

The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing statement on Schedule 13G is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and that all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13G shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of filing additional joint acquisition statements. The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it contained therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning the others, except to the extent that he or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

 

DATED: February 14, 2020  
   
RUBRIC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP  
   
By: /s/ Michael Nachmani  
Name: Michael Nachmani  
Title: Chief Operating Officer  
   
/s/ David Rosen  
DAVID ROSEN