The Compass Group
Compass Diversified Holdings (Form: 8-A12B, Received: 06/28/2017 16:13:57)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8-A

 

 

FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES

PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   57-6218917
(State of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   20-3812051
(State of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

301 Riverside Avenue, Second Floor, Westport, Connecticut   06880
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

to be so registered

 

Name of each exchange on which

each class is to be registered

7.250% Series A Preferred Shares representing

beneficial interests in Compass Diversified Holdings

  New York Stock Exchange

7.250% Series A Trust Preferred Interests of

Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC

  New York Stock Exchange

 

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c) or (e).  ☒

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d) or (e), check the following box.  ☐

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities concurrently with a Regulation A offering, check the following box.  ☐

Securities Act registration statement or Regulation A offering statement file number to which this form relates (if applicable):

333-214949

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

 

 


INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 1. Description of Registrant’s Securities to Be Registered.

The securities registered hereby are the 7.250% Series A Preferred Shares representing undivided beneficial interests in Compass Diversified Holdings (the “Series A Preferred Shares”) and the 7.250% Series A Trust Preferred Interests of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (the “Series A Trust Preferred Interests”). The descriptions of the Series A Preferred Shares and the Series A Trust Preferred Interests are contained in a prospectus dated December 7, 2016, constituting a part of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File Nos. 333-214949 and 333-214949-01), relating to the Series A Preferred Shares and the Series A Trust Preferred Interests (the “Prospectus”), and a prospectus supplement to the Prospectus dated June 19, 2016 and filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Prospectus Supplement”). The descriptions of the Series A Preferred Shares and the Series A Trust Preferred Interests contained in the Prospectus under the heading “Description of Securities” and in the Prospectus Supplement under the heading “Description of the Series A Preferred Shares,” are each incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

3.1    Certificate of Trust of Compass Diversified Trust (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Form S-1 filed on December 14, 2005 (File No. 333-130326)).
3.2    Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Trust of Compass Diversified Trust (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Form 8-K filed on September 13, 2007 (File No. 000-51937)).
3.3    Certificate of Formation of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of the Form S-1 filed on December 14, 2005 (File No. 333-130326)).
3.4    Second Amended and Restated Trust Agreement of Compass Diversified Holdings (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Form 8-K filed on December 7, 2016 (File No. 001-34927)).
3.5    Fifth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Form 8-K filed on December 7, 2016 (File No. 001-34927)).
4.1    Share Designation of Compass Diversified Holdings with respect to the Series A Preferred Shares (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Form 8-K filed on June 28, 2017 (File No. 001-34927)).
4.2    Trust Interest Designation of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC with respect to the Series A Trust Preferred Interests (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Form 8-K filed on June 28, 2017 (File No. 001-34927)).
4.3    Form of 7.250% Series A Preferred Share Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Form 8-K filed on June 28, 2017 (File No. 001-34927)).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

 

Date: June 28, 2017     COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
    By:      

/s/ Ryan J. Faulkingham

      Ryan J. Faulkingham
      Regular Trustee

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

 

Date: June 28, 2017     COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC
    By:      

/s/ Ryan J. Faulkingham

      Ryan J. Faulkingham
      Chief Financial Officer