-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, SbIwXneNvVEiT51ILKvz84/YrUOqtn2d3QWwpXu3cGUQgYQsb1azicPpdxHDgGRt g+Ln+zJNhTyHrJEGnJY6HQ== 0001104659-08-012048.txt : 20080221 0001104659-08-012048.hdr.sgml : 20080221 20080221160020 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-08-012048 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20080221 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20080221 GROUP MEMBERS: ECF VALUE FUND II, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: ECF VALUE FUND INTERNATIONAL, LTD. GROUP MEMBERS: ECF VALUE FUND, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: GATES CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P. GROUP MEMBERS: JEFFREY L. GATES SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000939930 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: WHOLESALE-FARM PRODUCT RAW MATERIALS [5150] IRS NUMBER: 541746567 STATE OF INCORPORATION: VA FISCAL YEAR END: 0331 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-44329 FILM NUMBER: 08633051 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 8001 AERIAL CENTER PARKWAY CITY: MORRISVILLE STATE: NC ZIP: 27560-8413 BUSINESS PHONE: 9193794300 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 8001 AERIAL CENTER PARKWAY CITY: MORRISVILLE STATE: NC ZIP: 27560-8413 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: DIMON INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19950301 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Gates Capital Management, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001312908 IRS NUMBER: 133886865 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1177 AVE. OF THE AMERICAS STREET 2: 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10036 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-626-1421 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1177 AVE. OF THE AMERICAS STREET 2: 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10036 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Gates Capital Management Inc. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20041228 SC 13G 1 a08-1963_7sc13g.htm SC 13G

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.   )*

 

 

Alliance One International, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

018772103

(CUSIP Number)

 

February 11, 2008

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

o

Rule 13d-1(b)

x

Rule 13d-1(c)

o

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. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
Gates Capital Management, Inc.

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delware corporation

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
CO, HC

 

2

 


 


 

CUSIP No. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
Gates Capital Partners, L.P.

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delware limited partnership

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN, HC

 

3



 

CUSIP No. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
ECF Value Fund, L.P.

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delware limited partnership

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

4



 

CUSIP No. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
ECF Value Fund II, L.P.

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delware limited partnership

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

5



 

CUSIP No. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
ECF Value Fund International, Ltd.

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
British Virgin Islands company

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
CO

 

6



 

 

CUSIP No. 018772103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
Jeffrey L. Gates

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States Citizen

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
IN; HC

 

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Item 1.

 

(a)

Name of Issuer
Alliance One International, Inc.

 

(b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
8001 Aerial Center Parkway, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

 

Item 2.

 

(a)

Name of Person Filing

 

(b)

Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence

 

(c)

Citizenship

 

Gates Capital Management, Inc.

1177 Ave. of the Americas, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delware corporation

 

Gates Capital Management, L.P.

1177 Ave. of the Americas, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delware limited partnership

 

ECF Value Fund, L.P.

c/o Gates Capital Management, Inc.

1177 Ave. of the Americas, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delware limited partnership

 

ECF Value Fund II, L.P.

c/o Gates Capital Management, Inc.

1177 Ave. of the Americas, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10036

Delware limited partnership

 

ECF Value Fund International, Ltd.

c/o Trident Fund Services (B.V.I.) Limited

Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay

P.O. Box 146

Road Town, Tortola

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands company

 

 

8



 

Jeffrey L. Gates

c/o Gates Capital Management, Inc.

1177 Ave. of the Americas, 32nd Floor

New York, New York 10036

United States citizen

 

 

 

(d)

Title of Class of Securities
Common Stock

 

(e)

CUSIP Number
018772103

 

Item 3.

If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a)

o

Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

(b)

o

Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(c)

o

Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(d)

o

Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

 

(e)

o

An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 

(f)

o

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

(g)

o

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

(h)

o

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

(i)

o

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)

o

Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

 

9



 

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.

 

Gates Capital Management, Inc.

Gates Capital Partners, L.P.

ECF Value Fund, L.P.

ECF Value Fund II, L.P.

ECF Value Fund International, Ltd.

Jeffrey L. Gates

 

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:

4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:

Approximately 5.2% as of the date of this filing (based on 88,995,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2007)

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

4,603,639 shares of Common Stock

 

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   o.

 

Item 6.

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

NA

 

10



 

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person

NA

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

NA

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group

NA

 

 

 

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Item 10.

Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 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.

 

Date: February 21, 2008

 

 

 

GATES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.

 

GATES CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

By: Gates Capital Management, Inc.

 

Jeffrey L. Gates

 

   Its investment Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

ECF VALUE FUND, L.P.

 

Jeffrey L. Gates

 

By: Gates Capital Partners, L.P.

 

 

 

  Its General Partner

 

ECF VALUE FUND II, L.P.

 

By: Gates Capital Management, Inc.

 

By: Gates Capital Partners, L.P.

 

  Its Investment Manager

 

   Its General Partner

 

 

 

By: Gates Capital Management, Inc.

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

   Its Investment Manager

 

Jeffrey L. Gates, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECF VALUE FUND INTERNATIONAL, LTD.

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

By: Gates Capital Management, Inc.

 

Jeffrey L. Gates, President

 

  Its Investment Manager

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates

 

Jeffrey L. Gates

 

Jeffrey L. Gates, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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