Dynavax Technologies Corporation
DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP (Form: SC 13G, Received: 03/01/2017 17:02:46)

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*
 

Dynavax Technologies Corporation

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

268158201

(CUSIP Number)
 

February 22, 2017

(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)
 
(Page 1 of 8 Pages)

 

______________________________

*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).

 

CUSIP No. 268158201 13G Page 2 of 8 Pages

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Senvest Management, LLC

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(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

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

1,998,930

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,998,930

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,998,930

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

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

4.85%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

OO, IA

         

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 268158201 13G Page 3 of 8 Pages

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Richard Mashaal

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Canada

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

1,998,930

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,998,930

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,998,930

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

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

4.85%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IN, HC

         

 

 

CUSIP No. 268158201 13G Page 4 of 8 Pages

 

Item 1(a). Name of Issuer.
   
  Dynavax Technologies Corporation (the " Issuer ")

 

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices.
   
  2929 Seventh Street, Suite 100
  Berkeley, California 94710-2753

 

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing.
   
  This statement is filed by Senvest Management, LLC and Richard Mashaal.
   
  The reported securities are held in the account of Senvest Master Fund, LP (the " Investment Vehicle ").
   
  Senvest Management, LLC serves as investment manager of the Investment Vehicle.  Richard Mashaal is the managing member of Senvest Management, LLC. Mr. Mashaal may be deemed to have voting and dispositive powers over the securities held by the Investment Vehicle.
   
  Senvest Management, LLC may be deemed to beneficially own the securities held by the Investment Vehicle by virtue of Senvest Management, LLC's position as investment manager of the Investment Vehicle. Mr. Mashaal may be deemed to beneficially own the securities held by the Investment Vehicle by virtue of Mr. Mashaal's status as the managing member of Senvest Management, LLC. None of the foregoing should be construed in and of itself as an admission by any Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein.
   
Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office.
   
 

Senvest Management, LLC

540 Madison Avenue, 32 nd Floor

New York, New York 10022

   
 

Richard Mashaal

c/o Senvest Management, LLC

540 Madison Avenue, 32 nd Floor

New York, New York 10022

   
Item 2(c). Place of Organization.
   
 

Senvest Management, LLC – Delaware

Richard Mashaal – Canada

 

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities.
   
  Common Stock, $0.001 par value

 

 

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Item 2(e). CUSIP Number.
   
  268158201

  

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:

 

  (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 association 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) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with §240.13d-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 Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each such Reporting Person.  On the date of the event which requires the filing of this Schedule 13G, each of the Reporting Persons may have been deemed to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the shares of Common Stock. The percentages set forth in this Schedule 13G are calculated based upon an aggregate of 41,233,752 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of February 10, 2017 as reported to be outstanding in the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Issuer's S-3 Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2017.

 

 

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Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
   
  If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following: ☒

 

Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
   
  The Investment Vehicle has the right to receive and the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of, more than 5% of the Common Stock.

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
   
  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 each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of his or its 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. 268158201 13G Page 7 of 8 Pages

 

SIGNATURE

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

 

Date:  March 1, 2017  
  SENVEST MANAGEMENT, LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Bobby Trahanas
  Name: Bobby Trahanas
  Title: Chief Compliance Officer
   
   
   
  /s/ Richard Mashaal
  RICHARD MASHAAL

 

 

CUSIP No. 268158201 13G Page 8 of 8 Pages

Exhibit A

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

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 filing agreements. 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 herein and 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.

Date:  March 1, 2017  
  SENVEST MANAGEMENT, LLC
   
  By:   /s/ Bobby Trahanas
  Name: Bobby Trahanas
  Title: Chief Compliance Officer
   
   
   
  /s/ Richard Mashaal
  RICHARD MASHAAL