UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

(Amendment No. )*

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. 

(Name of Issuer)
 
Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

04014F2*2

04014F3*1

04014F4*0

(CUSIP Number)

 
July 31, 2021
 

(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)
¨ 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. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0        

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Athene Annuity and Life Company

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Iowa

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 6,500,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 6,500,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 6,500,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 32.5%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0% 

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IC

            

2

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IC

         

3

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Athene USA Corporation

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Iowa

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

4

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Athene Life Re Ltd.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Bermuda

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

5

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Athene Holding Ltd.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Bermuda

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

6

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IA

         

7

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

AISG GP Ltd.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

8

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Life Asset, L.P.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

9

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Life Asset GP, LLC

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

10

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Capital Management, L.P.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IA

         

11

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Capital Management GP, LLC

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

12

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Management Holdings, L.P.

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

         

13

 

 

  CUSIP No. 04014F2*2; 04014F3*1;04014F4*0    

 1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC

 2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO

 5

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

 

 6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 8

SHARED VOTING POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

Series A -- 9,000,000

Series B -- 4,000,000

Series C -- 6,000,000

 12

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

 

 13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

Series A – 45.0%

Series B – 13.3%

Series C – 12.0%

 14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

HC

              

14

 

 

Item 1.      (a) Name of Issuer

Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc.

 

(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices

80 Pine Street, Suite 3202

New York, NY, 10005

 

Item 2. (a) Name of Person Filing

 

This statement is filed by: (i) Athene Annuity and Life Company (“AAIA”); (ii) Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company (“AADE”); (iii) Athene USA Corporation (“Athene USA”); (iv) Athene Life Re Ltd. (“Athene Life Re”); (v) Athene Holding Ltd. (“Athene Holding”); (vi) Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP (“AISG”); (vii) AISG GP Ltd. (“AISG GP”); (viii) Apollo Life Asset, L.P. (“Apollo Life”); (ix) Apollo Life Asset GP, LLC (“Apollo Life GP”); (x) Apollo Capital Management, L.P. (“Capital Management”); (xi) Apollo Capital Management GP, LLC (“Capital Management GP”); (xii) Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. (“Management Holdings”); (xiii) Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC (“Management Holdings GP”).

 

AAIA, AADE, hold Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Issuer.  The principal business of each of AAIA and AADE is insurance.

 

AADE is the sole shareholder of AAIA and Athene USA is the sole shareholder of AADE. Athene Life Re is the sole shareholder of Athene USA.  Athene Holding is the sole shareholder of Athene Life Re, and AISG is the investment adviser of each of AAIA, AADE, Athene USA, Athene Life Re and Athene Holding. AISG GP is the general partner of AISG. Apollo Life is the general partner of AISG GP, and Apollo Life GP is the general partner of Apollo Life. Capital Management is the sole member of Apollo Life GP. The general partner of Capital Management is Capital Management GP. Management Holdings is the sole member and manager of Capital Management GP, and Management Holdings GP is the general partner of Management Holdings.

 

None of the Reporting Persons nor any of the persons or entities referred to in Appendix A to Item 2 has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and similar misdemeanors) or been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is 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.

 

(b)            Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence

 

The address of the principal office of AAIA, AADE and Athene USA is 7700 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. The address of the principal office of AISG is 2121 Rosecrans Ave. Ste 5300, El Segundo, California 90245. The address of the principal office of Athene Life Re and Athene Holding is Second Floor, Washington House, 16 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda. The address of the principal office of each of AISG GP, Apollo Life, Apollo Life GP, is c/o Walkers Corporate Limited, Cayman Corporate Center, 27 Hospital Road, George Town, KY1-9008 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The address of the principal office of each of Capital Management, Capital Management GP, Management Holdings, and Management Holdings GP is 9 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

 

(c)            Citizenship

 

AAIA   Iowa
AADE   Delaware
Athene USA   Iowa
Athene Life Re   Bermuda
Athene Holding   Bermuda
AISG   Delaware
AISG GP   Cayman Islands
Apollo Life   Cayman Islands
Apollo Life GP   Cayman Islands
Capital Management   Delaware
Capital Management GP   Delaware
Management Holdings   Delaware
Management Holdings GP   Delaware

 

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(d) Title of class of securities

 

Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares

 

(e) CUSIP No.

 

Series A: 04014F2*2

Series B: 04014F3*1

Series C: 04014F4*0

 

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 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) x 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) x 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) x 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) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);

 

(k) ¨ 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.

 

(a) & (b) Information in Rows 7 to 13 of the respective cover pages of the individual Reporting Persons are incorporated into this Item 5 by reference.

 

The Reporting Persons’ aggregate percentage beneficial ownership of the total amount of Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Stock outstanding is based on $20 million of Series A; $30 million of Series B: and $50 million of Series C Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Stock outstanding as of July 30, 2021.

 

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Athene USA, Athene Life Re, Athene Holding, AISG, AISG GP, Apollo Life, Apollo Life GP, Capital Management, Capital Management GP, Management Holdings, Management Holdings GP, each disclaim beneficial ownership of all Common Stock held of record by AAIA and AADE and AADE disclaims beneficial ownership of all Common Stock held of record by AAIA, and the filing of this report shall not be construed as an admission that any such person or entity is the beneficial owner of any such securities for purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.

 

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: ¨

 

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.

See response to Item 2(a), which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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.

 

[The remainder of this page is intentionally left blank.]

 

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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.

 

Date: August 10, 2021

 

  ATHENE ANNUITY AND LIFE COMPANY
         
  By: Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP,
    its investment adviser
         
    By: AISG GP Ltd.,
      its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

  ATHENE ANNUITY & LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY
         
  By: Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP,
    its investment adviser
         
    By: AISG GP Ltd.,
      its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

  ATHENE USA CORPORATION
         
  By: Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP,
    its investment adviser
         
    By: AISG GP Ltd.,
      its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

  Athene Life Re Ltd.
         
  By: Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP,
    its investment adviser
         
    By: AISG GP Ltd.,
      its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

  ATHENE HOLDING LTD.
         
  By: Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP,
    its investment adviser
         
    By: AISG GP Ltd.,
      its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

  APOLLO INSURANCE SOLUTIONS GROUP LP
         
  By: AISG GP Ltd.,
    its general partner
         
      By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
        Angelo Lombardo
        Authorized Signatory

 

  AISG GP LTD.
     
  By: /s/ Angelo Lombardo
    Angelo Lombardo
    Authorized Signatory

 

  APOLLO LIFE ASSET, L.P.
         
  By: Apollo Life Asset GP, LLC,
    its general partner
         
      By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
        William B. Kuesel
        Vice President

 

 

 

  APOLLO LIFE ASSET GP, LLC
     
  By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
    William B. Kuesel
    Vice President

 

  APOLLO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.
         
  By: Apollo Capital Management GP, LLC,
    its general partner
         
      By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
        William B. Kuesel
        Vice President

 

  APOLLO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GP, LLC
     
  By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
    William B. Kuesel
    Vice President

 

  APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P.
         
  By: Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC,
    its general partner
         
      By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
        William B. Kuesel
        Vice President

 

  APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS GP, LLC
     
  By: /s/ William B. Kuesel
    William B. Kuesel
    Vice President

 

 

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