SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2021
Apollo Global Management, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor
New York, New York 10019
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock||APO||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.375% Series A Preferred Stock||APO.PR A||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.375% Series B Preferred Stock||APO.PR B||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition
period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with its previously announced Investor Day for stockholders and analysts scheduled for today, October 19, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. ET, Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“AGM”) has made available to investors a supplemental presentation on AGM’s website (the “Supplemental Presentation”).
The information included under this Item 7.01, “Regulation FD Disclosure” of Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished. As such, the information herein shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 8.01 Other Items.
In addition to the Supplemental Presentation, AGM has made available to stockholders and analysts attending today’s Investor Day a presentation that is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 (the “Investor Day Presentation”). The Investor Day Presentation is also available on AGM’s website.
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The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, contains forward-looking statements that are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements include, but are not limited to, discussions related to AGM’s expectations regarding the performance of its business, its liquidity and capital resources and the other non-historical statements in the discussion and analysis. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. When used in this Current Report on Form 8-K, the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. It is possible that actual results will differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these statements. These statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including risks relating to AGM’s dependence on certain key personnel, AGM’s ability to raise new private equity, credit or real assets funds, the impact of COVID-19, the impact of energy market dislocation, market conditions, generally, AGM’s ability to manage its growth, fund performance, changes in AGM’s regulatory environment and tax status, the variability of AGM’s revenues, net income and cash flow, AGM’s use of leverage to finance its businesses and investments by AGM funds, litigation risks and consummation of the merger of AGM with Athene Holding Ltd. ("AHL"), potential governance changes and related transactions which are subject to regulatory, corporate and shareholders approvals, among others. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been uncertainty and disruption in the global economy and financial markets. While AGM is unable to accurately predict the full impact that COVID-19 will have on AGM’s results from operations, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows due to numerous uncertainties, including the duration and severity of the pandemic and containment measures, AGM’s compliance with these measures has impacted AGM’s day-to-day operations and could disrupt AGM’s business and operations, as well as that of the AGM funds and their portfolio companies, for an indefinite period of time. AGM believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in AGM’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 10, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in AGM’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this Current Report on Form 8-K and in other filings.
AGM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer of any AGM fund.
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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Investor Day Presentation|
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Additional Information Regarding the Transaction and Where to Find It
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving Tango Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of AGM (“HoldCo”), AGM and AHL. The proposed transaction will be submitted to the stockholders of AGM and the shareholders of AHL for their respective consideration. In connection therewith, the parties intend to file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, which will be mailed to the stockholders of AGM and the shareholders of AHL. However, such documents are not currently available. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, AS APPLICABLE, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AGM AND AHL ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents containing important information about AGM and AHL, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.
Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AGM will be available free of charge under the “Stockholders” section of AGM’s website located at http://www.apollo.com or by contacting AGM’s Investor Relations Department at (212) 822-0528 or APOInvestorRelations@apollo.com.
Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AHL will be available free of charge under the “Investors” section of AHL’s website located at http://www.athene.com or by contacting AHL’s Investor Relations Department at (441) 279-8531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the Solicitation
AGM, AHL, HoldCo and their respective directors, executive officers, members of management and employees may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction.
Information about the directors and executive officers of AGM and HoldCo is set forth in AGM’s proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on August 20, 2020, its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021, and in subsequent documents filed with the SEC, each of which can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
Information about the directors and executive officers of AHL is set forth in AHL’s proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 21, 2020, its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021, and in subsequent documents filed with the SEC, each of which can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations of the stockholders of AGM and the shareholders of AHL, and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the preliminary and definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K is for informational purposes only and not intended to and does not constitute an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell, the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell or an invitation to subscribe for, buy or sell any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to or in connection with the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Apollo Global Management, Inc.|
|Dated: October 19, 2021||By:||/s/ John J. Suydam|
|Name: John J. Suydam|
|Title: Chief Legal Officer|