Insider filing report for Changes in Beneficial Ownership
- Schedule 13G & 13D forms are used to report a party's ownership of stock which exceeds 5% of a company's total stock issue.
- Schedule 13G is a shorter version of Schedule 13D with fewer reporting requirements.
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 SCHEDULE 13G Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Amendment No.: 1* Name of Issuer: AVALARA, INC. Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock CUSIP Number: 05338G106 Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement: 12/31/2020 Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule 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). CUSIP No.: 05338G106 1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON Janus Henderson Group plc EIN #00-0000000 2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP a. ___ b. ___ 3. SEC USE ONLY 4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION Jersey, Channel Islands NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH: 5. SOLE VOTING POWER 0** 6. SHARED VOTING POWER 3,294,036** 7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0** 8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 3,294,036** 9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 3,294,036** 10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES Not applicable 11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9) 3.9%** 12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON IA, HC ** S ee Item 4 of this filing Item 1. (a). Name of Issuer: AVALARA, INC. ("Avalara") (b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices: 255 South King Street, Suite 1800 Seattle, WA 98104 Item 2. (a).-(c). Name, Principal Business Address, and Citizenship of Persons Filing: (1) Janus Henderson Group plc 201 Bishopsgate EC2M 3AE, United Kingdom Citizenship: Jersey, Channel Islands (d). Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock (e). CUSIP Number: 05338G106 Item 3. This statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1 (b) or 13d-2(b) and the person filing, Janus Henderson Group plc ("Janus Henderson") is a parent holding company/control person in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G). See Item 4 for additional information. Item 4. Ownership The information in items 1 and 5 through 11 on the cover page(s) on Schedule 13G is hereby incorporated by reference. Janus Henderson has an indirect 97% ownership stake in Intech Investment Management LLC ("Intech") and a 100% ownership stake in Janus Capital Management LLC ("JCM"), Perkins Investment Management LLC ("Perkins"), Henderson Global Investors Limited ("HGIL") and Janus Henderson Investors Australia Institutional Funds Management Limited ("JHIAIFML"), (each an "Asset Manager" and collectively as the "Asset Managers"). Due to the above ownership structure, holdings for the Asset Managers are aggregated for purposes of this filing. Each Asset Manager is an investment adviser registered or authorized in its relevant jurisdiction and each furnishing investment advice to various fund, individual and/or institutional clients (collectively referred to herein as "Managed Portfolios"). As a result of its role as investment adviser or sub-adviser to the Managed Portfolios, JCM may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 2,794,740 shares or 3.3% of the shares outstanding of Avalara Common Stock held by such Managed Portfolios. However, JCM does not have the right to recei ve any dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the securities held in the Managed Portfolios and disclaims any ownership associated with such rights. As a result of its role as investment adviser or sub-adviser to the Managed Portfolios, Intech may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 142,529 shares or 0.2% of the shares outstanding of Avalara Common Stock held by such Managed Portfolios. However, Intech does not have the right to receive any dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the securities held in the Managed Portfolios and disclaims any ownership associated with such rights. As a result of its role as investment adviser or sub-adviser to the Managed Portfolios, HGIL may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 356,767 shares or 0.4% of the shares outstanding of Avalara Common Stock held by such Managed Portfolios. However, HGIL does not have the right to receive any dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the securities held in the Managed Portfolios and disclaims any ownership associated with such rights Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class The Managed Portfolios, set forth in Item 4 above, have the right to receive all dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of, the securities held in their respective accounts. This statement is being filed to report the fact that the reporting persons have ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than five percent of the class of securities. These shares were acquired in the ordinary course of business, and not with the purpose of changing or influencing control of the Issuer. 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 Intech, JCM, Perkins, HGIL and JHIAIFML are indirect subsidiaries of Janus Henderson and are registered investment advisers furnishing investment advice to Managed Portfolios. Item 8. Identification and Cl assification 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 in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such purposes or effect. SIGNATURES 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. JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC By /s/ Kristin Mariani Kristin Mariani, Head of North America Compliance, CCO Date 2/11/2021