SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

 

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENT FILED PURSUANT

TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

RULE 13d-2(a)

 

(AMENDMENT NO.    )1

 

 

 

 

ALICO, INC.


(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share


(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

016230104


(CUSIP Number)

 

 

Malcolm F. MacLean IV

c/o Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC

100 Field Point Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 869-9191


(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

 

February 14, 2005


(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13(d)-1(g), check the following box  ¨.

 

Note. Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

(Continued on following pages)

 

1   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 disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required on 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. 016230104   13D   Page 2 of 6 Pages

 

  1  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY).

 

            Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC

            David R. Jarvis

            Malcolm F. MacLean IV

   
  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

   
  4  

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

            WC

   
  5  

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

  ¨
  6  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

            Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC is a Delaware limited liability company.

            David R. Jarvis is a United States citizen.

            Malcolm F. MacLean IV is a United States citizen.

   

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

  7    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

                Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC — 0 shares

                David R. Jarvis — 0 shares

                Malcolm F. MacLean IV — 0 shares


  8    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

                Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC – 460,026 shares

                David R. Jarvis – 460,026 shares

                Malcolm F. MacLean IV – 460,026 shares


  9    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

                Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC — 0 shares

                David R. Jarvis — 0 shares

                Malcolm F. MacLean IV — 0 shares


10    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

                Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC – 460,026 shares

                David R. Jarvis – 460,026 shares

                Malcolm F. MacLean IV – 460,026 shares

11  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

            Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC – 460,026 shares

            David R. Jarvis – 460,026 shares

            Malcolm F. MacLean IV – 460,026 shares

   
12  

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

¨

 

13  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

            Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC – 6.3%

            David R. Jarvis – 6.3%

            Malcolm F. MacLean IV – 6.3%

   
14  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

            Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC — OO

            David R. Jarvis — IN

            Malcolm F. MacLean IV — IN

   

 

* SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!

 

 


CUSIP No. 016230104   13D   Page 3 of 6 Pages

 

Item 1. Security and Issuer.

 

This statement relates to certain shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $1.00 per share, of Alico, Inc. (the “Issuer”), a Delaware corporation with principal offices at P.O. Box 338, La Belle, FL 33975.

 

Item 2. Identity and Background.

 

(a) The names of the persons filing this statement are Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Advisors”), David R. Jarvis, an individual (“Mr. Jarvis”), and Malcolm F. MacLean IV, an individual (“Mr. MacLean” and collectively with Advisors and Mr. Jarvis, the “Reporting Persons”). Advisors is the investment advisor of certain entities that hold the shares (the “Shares”) reported herein. Messrs. Jarvis and MacLean are the managing members of Advisors. This statement on Schedule 13D is filed on behalf of all such Reporting Persons.

 

(b) The business address of each of the Reporting Persons is c/o Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC, 100 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

 

(c) The principal business of Advisors is providing investment management services. The principal occupation of each of Messrs. Jarvis and MacLean is serving as the managing member of Advisors.

 

(d) During the past five years, none of the Reporting Persons has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e) During the past five years, none of the Reporting Persons has been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as a result of which such person was subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

(f) Advisors is a Delaware limited liability company. Each of Messrs. Jarvis and MacLean is a United States citizen.


CUSIP No. 016230104   13D   Page 4 of 6 Pages

 

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

 

The total amount of funds required by the Reporting Persons to acquire the Shares was $26,431,305.95. No borrowed funds were used to purchase the Shares.

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

 

The Reporting Persons acquired the Shares for investment purposes. The Reporting Persons may, from time to time, acquire additional Shares or dispose of all or some of the Shares, in each case in open market or private transactions, or may continue to hold the Shares, depending on business and market conditions, their continuing evaluation of the business and prospects of the Issuer and other factors.

 

From time to time, the Reporting Persons may also engage in and may plan for their engagement in:

 

(1) the acquisition of additional Shares, or the disposition of Shares;

 

(2) an extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving the Issuer;

 

(3) a sale or transfer of a material amount of assets of the Issuer;

 

(4) any change in the present board of directors or management of the Issuer, including any plans or proposals to change the number or term of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on the board;

 

(5) any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the Issuer;

 

(6) any other material change in the Issuer’s business or corporate structure;

 

(7) changes in the Issuer’s charter, by-laws or instruments corresponding thereto or other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the Issuer by any person;

 

(8) causing a class of securities of the Issuer to be delisted from a national securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted on an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association;

 

(9) a class of equity securities of the Issuer becoming eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Act; and/or

 

(10) any action similar to those enumerated above.

 

Any future decision of the Reporting Persons to take any such actions with respect to the Issuer or its securities will take into account various factors, including the prospects of the Issuer, general market and economic conditions and other factors deemed relevant.

 

Except as set forth above, none of the Reporting Persons has any plans or proposals that relate to or would result in any of the actions described in Item 4 of Schedule 13D.


CUSIP No. 016230104   13D   Page 5 of 6 Pages

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

(a) and (b) As of the date hereof, each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 460,026 Shares, constituting 6.3% of the 7,316,357 shares of common stock, par value $1.00 per share, of the Issuer issued and outstanding as of January 10, 2005, as reported by the Issuer in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 30, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2005.

 

Each of the Reporting Persons has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of 0 Shares; has the shared power to vote or direct the vote of 460,026 Shares; has sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of 0 Shares; and has shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 460,026 Shares.

 

Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership in the Shares reported herein except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein.

 

(c) The trading dates, number of Shares purchased and sold and price per Share for all transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days by the Reporting Persons are set forth in Exhibit 7.2 attached hereto and were effected through broker transactions.

 

(d) Not applicable.

 

(e) Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

 

The Reporting Persons do not have any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship (legal or otherwise) with any person with respect to any securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Exhibit 7.1   Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of February 23, 2005, by and among Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and David R. Jarvis and Malcolm F. MacLean IV, each an individual.
Exhibit 7.2   Transactions in Shares During Past 60 Days.


CUSIP No. 016230104   13D   Page 6 of 6 Pages

 

SIGNATURES

 

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: February 23, 2005

 

MERCURY REAL ESTATE ADVISORS LLC

/s/ Malcolm F. MacLean IV


Malcolm F. MacLean IV, Managing Member
DAVID R. JARVIS

/s/ David R. Jarvis


David R. Jarvis, individually
MALCOLM F. MACLEAN IV

/s/ Malcolm F. MacLean IV


Malcolm F. MacLean IV, individually


Exhibit 7.1

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

This Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of February 23, 2005, is by and among Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and David R. Jarvis and Malcolm F. MacLean IV, each an individual (all of the foregoing are collectively referred to herein as the “Mercury Entities”).

 

Each of the Mercury Entities may be required to file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission a statement on Schedule 13D with respect to shares of Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share, of Alico, Inc. beneficially owned by them from time to time.

 

Pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 13(d)(1)(k) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the parties hereby agree to file a single statement on Schedule 13D (and any amendments thereto) on behalf of each of the parties, and hereby further agree to file this Joint Filing Agreement as an exhibit to such statement, as required by such rule.

 

This Joint Filing Agreement may be terminated by any of the Mercury Entities upon one week’s prior written notice or such lesser period of notice as the Mercury Entities may mutually agree.

 

    Executed and delivered as of the date first above written.

 

MERCURY REAL ESTATE ADVISORS LLC

/s/ Malcolm F. MacLean IV


Malcolm F. MacLean IV, Managing Member
DAVID R. JARVIS

/s/ David R. Jarvis


David R. Jarvis, individually
MALCOLM F. MACLEAN IV

/s/ Malcolm F. MacLean IV


Malcolm F. MacLean IV, individually


Exhibit 7.2

 

TRANSACTIONS IN SHARES DURING PAST 60 DAYS

 

Name*


   Date of
Transaction


   Number of
Shares Purchased
(Sold)


   Price per
Share


Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   12/27/04    13,000    $ 55.80105

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   12/28/04    3,313    $ 56.27453

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   12/29/04    14,000    $ 57.13947

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   12/30/04    5,995    $ 58.09690

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   12/31/04    4,918    $ 58.51045

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/04/05    26,465    $ 60.27007

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/04/05    5,300    $ 60.02283

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/04/05    5,637    $ 57.83566

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/05/05    1,900    $ 55.04759

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/06/05    2,400    $ 54.86335

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/07/05    3,740    $ 54.85861

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/24/05    1,175    $ 57.14926

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   01/27/05    7,271    $ 57.49609

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/11/05    8,547    $ 59.01748

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/14/05    11,856    $ 59.02352

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/15/05    30,252    $ 58.48037

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/16/05    1,958    $ 58.18685

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/17/05    4,460    $ 58.36182

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/18/05    1,856    $ 56.73399

Mercury Special Situations Fund LP

   02/22/05    9,642    $ 56.97652

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   12/27/04    5,100    $ 55.80284

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   12/28/04    1,700    $ 56.27882

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   12/29/04    5,854    $ 57.14096

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   12/30/04    2,000    $ 58.10017

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/04/05    900    $ 57.84967

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/06/05    5,100    $ 54.86004

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/07/05    2,500    $ 54.86060

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/21/05    2,556    $ 57.52196

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/24/05    825    $ 57.15107

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   01/27/05    2,729    $ 57.49723

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/01/05    628    $ 57.27396

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/02/05    1,710    $ 57.90512

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/03/05    3,708    $ 57.50715

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/04/05    3,410    $ 58.01897

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/08/05    1,930    $ 58.66319

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/09/05    4,663    $ 58.66477

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/10/05    500    $ 58.47600

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/11/05    16,453    $ 59.01720


Name*


   Date of
Transaction


   Number of
Shares Purchased
(Sold)


   Price per
Share


Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/14/05    6,314    $ 59.02389

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/15/05    16,057    $ 58.48051

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/16/05    1,024    $ 58.18918

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/17/05    2,310    $ 58.36287

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/18/05    937    $ 56.73664

Mercury Special Situations Offshore Fund Ltd.

   02/22/05    5,106    $ 56.97698

Mercury Real Estate Securities Fund LP

   12/29/04    200    $ 58.44000

Mercury Real Estate Securities Fund LP

   01/03/05    100    $ 59.27840

Mercury Real Estate Securities Fund LP

   01/13/05    100    $ 52.89020

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/03/05    29,000    $ 59.12892

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/04/05    15,000    $ 60.27050

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/04/05    3,000    $ 60.02500

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/04/05    3,100    $ 57.83784

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/05/05    6,200    $ 55.04212

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/07/05    2,200    $ 54.86142

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/10/05    98    $ 55.17306

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/10/05    4,173    $ 54.80499

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/13/05    684    $ 52.76213

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/14/05    183    $ 52.39814

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/20/05    561    $ 56.28442

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   01/28/05    898    $ 57.67396

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   02/15/05    5,386    $ 58.48113

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   02/16/05    714    $ 58.19130

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   02/17/05    1,321    $ 58.36448

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund (International)

   02/18/05    565    $ 56.74014

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/03/05    9,452    $ 59.12999

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/04/05    4,200    $ 60.27307

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/04/05    800    $ 60.03875

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/04/05    900    $ 57.84967

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/05/05    1,900    $ 55.04759

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/10/05    229    $ 54.86690

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/13/05    216    $ 52.80963

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/14/05    1,037    $ 52.37562

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   01/20/05    1,260    $ 56.27947

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   02/15/05    605    $ 58.48846

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   02/16/05    211    $ 58.20801

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   02/17/05    382    $ 58.37380

Silvercrest Real Estate Fund

   02/18/05    165    $ 56.76158

* Advisors is the investment adviser of each of the named entities. Messrs. Jarvis and MacLean are the managing members of Advisors.