0000919574-14-000850.txt : 20140213 0000919574-14-000850.hdr.sgml : 20140213 20140212175636 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000919574-14-000850 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20140213 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20140212 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Capital Group, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001437106 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS SERVICES [7380] IRS NUMBER: 262735737 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-84212 FILM NUMBER: 14601808 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD CITY: ENGELWOOD STATE: CO ZIP: 80112 BUSINESS PHONE: 720-875-5622 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD CITY: ENGELWOOD STATE: CO ZIP: 80112 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Media Corp DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20110616 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Media CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20080606 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Hound Partners, LLC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001353316 IRS NUMBER: 201434967 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 101 PARK AVENUE STREET 2: 48TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10178 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-984-2500 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 101 PARK AVENUE STREET 2: 48TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10178 SC 13G/A 1 d1453063_13g-a.htm d1453063_13g-a.htm

 
 

 

 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
(Rule 13d-102)


INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULES 13d-1(b)(c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

(Amendment No. 2)


Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
 
Series A Common Stock, $.01 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
 
043632108
(CUSIP Number)
 
 
December 31, 2013
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
[  ]  Rule 13d-1(b)
[x]  Rule 13d-1(c)
[_]  Rule 13d-1(d)

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 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.
043632108
 
 
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Hound Partners, LLC
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [X]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Delaware
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
0
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
[_]
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
0%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
     
 
OO
 


 
 

 


CUSIP No.
043632108
 
 
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Hound Performance, LLC
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [X]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Delaware
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
0
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
[_]
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
0%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
     
 
OO
 


 
 

 


CUSIP No.
043632108
 
 
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Jonathan Auerbach
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [X]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
United States
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
0
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
[_]
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
0%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
     
 
IN
 


 
 

 


CUSIP No.
043632108
 
 
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)  [_]
   
(b)  [X]
     
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
     
4.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Cayman Islands
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
5.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
6.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
7.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
9.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
0
 
     
10.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
[_]
     
11.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
     
 
0%
 
     
12.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
     
 
PN
 


 
 

 



CUSIP No.
043632108
 

Item 1.
(a).
Name of Issuer:
     
   
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
     
 
(b).
Address of issuer's principal executive offices:
     
   
5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
     
Item 2.
(a)-(c).
Name Principal Business Address, and Citizenship of Person Filing:
     
   
Hound Partners, LLC
101 Park Avenue, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10178
     
   
Hound Performance, LLC
101 Park Avenue, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10178
     
   
Jonathan Auerbach
101 Park Avenue, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10178
     
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
c/o Citco Fund Services (Curaçao) B.V.
Kaya Flamboyan 9
P.O. Box 4774
Willemstad, Curaçao
     
     
Item 2.
(d)
Title of class of securities:
     
   
Series A Common Stock, $.01 par value
     
Item 2.
(e).
CUSIP No.:
     
   
043632108
     

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 Exchange Act.
       
 
(b)
[_]
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.
       
 
(c)
[_]
Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.
       
 
(d)
[_]
Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.
       
 
(e)
[  ]
An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
       
 
(f)
[_]
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
       


 
 

 



 
(g)
[_]
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
       
 
(h)
[_]
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;
       
 
(i)
[_]
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;
       
 
(j)
[_]
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

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:
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0 shares
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0 shares
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0 shares
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0 shares
       
       
 
(b)
Percent of class:
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0%
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0%
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0%
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0%
       
       
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
       
   
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0 shares
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0 shares
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0 shares
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0 shares
       
       
   
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0 shares
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0 shares
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0 shares
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0 shares
       
       
   
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0 shares
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0 shares
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0 shares
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0 shares
       
       
   
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
 
       
   
Hound Partners, LLC
0 shares
   
Hound Performance, LLC
0 shares
   
Jonathan Auerbach
0 shares
   
Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP
0 shares
       


 
 

 


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 [X].
   
   
   
Item 6.
Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
   
 
If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, such securities, a statement to that effect should be included in response to this item and, if such interest relates to more than five percent of the class, such person should be identified.  A listing of the shareholders of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or the beneficiaries of employee benefit plan, pension fund or endowment fund is not required.
   
 
N/A
   
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
   
 
If a parent holding company or Control person has filed this schedule, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G), so indicate under Item 3(g) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and the Item 3 classification of the relevant subsidiary. If a parent holding company or control person has filed this schedule pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identification of the relevant subsidiary.
   
 
N/A
   
Item 8.
Identification  and  Classification  of Members of the Group.
   
 
If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), so indicate under Item 3(j) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and Item 3 classification of each member of the group.  If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to §240.13d-1(c) or §240.13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identity of each member of the group.
   
 
N/A
   
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
   
 
Notice of dissolution of a group may be furnished as an exhibit stating the date of the dissolution and that all further filings with respect to transactions in the security reported on will be filed, if required, by members of the group, in their individual capacity.  See Item 5.
   
 
N/A
   
Item 10.
Certifications.
   
 
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.


 
 

 

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.
 


 
February 13, 2014
 
(Date)
   
   
 
HOUND PARTNERS, LLC (1)
   
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan Auerbach, Managing Member
   
 
HOUND PERFORMANCE, LLC (1)
 
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan
 
 
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach (1)
 
JONATHAN AUERBACH
   
 
HOUND PARTNERS OFFSHORE FUND, LP (1)
   
 
By:  Hound Performance, LLC, its general partner
 
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan
 



(1) The Reporting Persons disclaim beneficial ownership except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein.


 
 

 

EXHIBIT A

AGREEMENT
 


The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G Amendment number 2 dated February 13, 2014 relating to the Series A Common Stock, $.01 par value of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.
 

 
February 13, 2014
 
(Date)
   
   
 
HOUND PARTNERS, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan Auerbach, Managing Member
   
 
HOUND PERFORMANCE, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan Auerbach, Managing Member
   
 
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
 
JONATHAN AUERBACH
   
 
HOUND PARTNERS OFFSHORE FUND, LP
   
 
By:  Hound Performance, LLC, its general partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Jonathan Auerbach
   
Jonathan Auerbach, Managing Member