Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a)

Date : 02/13/2018 @ 12:14PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI)
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Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a)



 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 5 )*
 
Badger Meter Inc  

(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)
 
056525108

(CUSIP Number)
 
December 31, 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:
 
     x  Rule 13d-1(b)
 
     o  Rule 13d-1(c)
 
     o  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).
 


 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  056525108            
 
           
1   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
  KAYNE ANDERSON RUDNICK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
95-4575414
     
2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

  (a)   o
  (b)   o
     
3   SEC USE ONLY
   
   
     
4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
   
  Is A California Limited Liability Company
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH:  5   SOLE VOTING POWER
   
  1,405,321
     
6   SHARED VOTING POWER
   
  396,900
     
7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
  1,405,321
     
8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
  396,900
     
9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
   
  1,802,221
     
10   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  o
     
11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
   
  6.19%
     
12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  IA
 

FOOTNOTES
   
 
 
 

 
 
Item 1.

 
(a)
Name of Issuer
 
 
Badger Meter Inc.

 
(b)
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
 
 
4545 West Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223

Item 2.

 
(a)
Name of Person Filing
 
 
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC

 
(b)
Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
 
 
1800 Avenue of the Stars
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

 
(c)
Citizenship
 
 
Is A California Limited Liability Company

 
(d)
Title of Class of Securities
 
 
Common Stock

 
(e)
CUSIP Number
 
 
056525108

 
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)
o
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 
(b)
o
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(c)
o
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(d)
o
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 
(e)
x
An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 
(f)
o
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 
(g)
o
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 
(h)
o
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 
(i)
o
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)
o
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 
(k)
o
A group, in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:

 
 
 

 
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
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: 1,802,221

 
(b)
Percent of class: 6.19%

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

 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 1,405,321

 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 396,900

 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 1,405,321

 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 396,900

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 o .
 
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 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.
 
 

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.
 
 
  Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC
 
       
Date: February 13, 2018
By:
/s/  Jeannine Vanian  
    Name: Jeannine Vanian  
    Title:  Chief Operating Officer  
       
 
Footnotes:

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


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