SC 13G 1 brhc10019463_sc13g.htm SC 13G
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


 
Schedule 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*



Blackbaud, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
09227Q100
(CUSIP Number)
 
December 31, 2020
(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)
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).



Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 2 of 8

1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
 
9.5%
 
 
 
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IA, PN
 
 
 
 


Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 3 of 8

1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
José Enrique Feliciano
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
 
9.5%
 
 
 
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN, HC
 
 
 
 


Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 4 of 8

1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
Behdad Eghbali
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
4,708,463
 
 
 
 
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
 
9.5%
 
 
 
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN, HC
 
 
 
 


Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 5 of 8

Item 1(a).
Name of Issuer:
 
Blackbaud, Inc. (the “Issuer”)
 
Item 1(b).
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
 
     65 Fairchild Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29492
 
Item 2(a).
Name of Persons Filing:
 
This Statement is filed on behalf of each of the following persons (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”):
 
i) Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake Capital Group”);
 
ii) José Enrique Feliciano (“Mr. Feliciano”); and
 
iii) Behdad Eghbali (“Mr. Eghbali”)
 
This Statement relates to the Shares (as defined herein) held for the account of Clearlake Capital Partners VI Finance, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Clearlake Capital Partners VI”). Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. serves as the investment adviser and general partner to Clearlake Capital Partners VI. Mr. Feliciano and Mr. Eghbali are Managing Partners of Clearlake Capital Group.
 
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 c/o Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., 233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Santa Monica, California 90401.
 
Item 2(c).
Citizenship:
 
i) Clearlake Capital Group is a Delaware limited partnership;
 
ii) Mr. Feliciano is a citizen of the United States of America; and
 
iii) Mr. Eghbali is a citizen of the United States of America

Item 2(d).
Title of Class of Securities:
 
Common Stock, $0.001 par value (the “Shares”)
 
Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:
 
09227Q100

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 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)
 
 
Non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
       
 
(k)
 
 
Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).


Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 6 of 8

Item 4.
Ownership.


(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
 
As of December 31, 2020, each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed the beneficial owner of 4,708,463 Shares held for the account of Clearlake Capital Partners VI.
 
 
(b)
Percent of class:

As of December 31, 2020, each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed the beneficial owner of 9.5% of the Shares outstanding. (There were 49,568,364 Shares outstanding as of October 28, 2020 based upon the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 3, 2020.)

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 4,708,463
 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0

(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 4,708,463

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

This Item 5 is not applicable.

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

See disclosure in Items 2 and 4 hereof. Clearlake Capital Partners VI is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Shares covered by this Statement that may be deemed to be beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons.

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

See disclosure in Item 2 hereof.
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

This Item 8 is not applicable.

Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.

This Item 9 is 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 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, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.


Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 7 of 8

SIGNATURE
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, we certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. We also hereby agree to file this statement jointly pursuant to the Agreement listed on Exhibit 1 hereto.
 
Dated: February 8, 2021
 
CLEARLAKE CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
   
By:
/s/ John Cannon
 
Name:John Cannon

Attorney-in-Fact
 
JOSÉ E. FELICIANO
   
By:
/s/ John Cannon
 
Attorney-in-Fact
     
BEHDAD EGHBALI
 
     
By:
/s/ John Cannon
 
Attorney-in-Fact
 
 

Schedule 13G
CUSIP No. 09227Q100
Page 8 of 8

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
 
   
Joint Filing Agreement, dated February 8, 2021
   
Power of Attorney of Reporting Persons