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Section 1: SC 13G/A (SERITAGE GROWTH PROPERTIES)

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G/A
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)*
 

Seritage Growth Properties

(Name of Issuer)
 

Class A Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

81752R100

(CUSIP Number)
 

December 31, 2016

(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)
 
(Page 1 of 9 Pages)

 

______________________________

*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. 81752R100

13G/A

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Empyrean Capital Overseas Master Fund, Ltd.

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ý

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

1,241,730

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,241,730

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,241,730

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

4.8%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

CO

         

 

 

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

P EMP Ltd.

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ý

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

British Virgin Islands

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

106,542

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

106,542

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

106,542

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

0.4%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

CO

         

 

 

 

 

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Empyrean Capital Partners, LP

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ý

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

1,348,272

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,348,272

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,348,272

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.2%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

PN

         

 

 

 

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1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Amos Meron

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ý

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

1,348,272

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

1,348,272

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,348,272

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.2%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IN

         

 

 

 

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13G/A

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Item 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER.
   
  The name of the issuer is Seritage Growth Properties (the "Company").

 

Item 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES:
   
  The Company's principal executive offices are located at 489 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10017.

 

Item 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING:

 

  This statement is filed by:

 

  (i) Empyrean Capital Overseas Master Fund, Ltd. ("ECOMF"), a Cayman Islands exempted company, with respect to the Common Shares (as defined in Item 2(d)) directly held by it;
   
  (ii) P EMP Ltd. ("P EMP" and collectively with ECOMF, the "Empyrean Clients"), a British Virgin Islands business company, with respect to the Common Shares directly held by it;
   
  (iii) Empyrean Capital Partners, LP ("ECP"), a Delaware limited partnership, which serves as investment manager to the Empyrean Clients with respect to the Common Shares directly held by the Empyrean Clients;
   
  (iv) Mr. Amos Meron, who serves as the managing member of Empyrean Capital, LLC, the general partner of ECP, with respect to the Common Shares directly held by the Empyrean Clients.

 

 

The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons." Any disclosures herein with respect to persons other than the Reporting Persons are made on information and belief after making inquiry to the appropriate party. This Schedule 13G/A reflects the internal restructuring of the Reporting Persons effective as of January 1, 2017.

 

The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by any Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of Common Shares owned by another Reporting Person.

 

Item 2(b). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE:

 

  The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is c/o Empyrean Capital Partners, LP, 10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 2950, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

 

Item 2(c). CITIZENSHIP:

 

  ECOMF - a Cayman Island exempted company
  P EMP - a British Virgin Island business company
  ECP - a Delaware limited partnership
  Amos Meron - United States

 

 

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Item 2(d). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:
   
  Class A Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Shares")

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP NUMBER:
   
  81752R100

 

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) ¨ 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) ¨ 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) ¨ Investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) ¨

Employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with

§ 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

  (g) ¨

Parent holding company or control person in accordance with

§ 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

  (h) ¨

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

 

  (i) ¨

Church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

  (j) ¨ 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.

 

    The information required by Items 4(a) – (c) is set forth in Rows (5) – (11) of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated herein by reference for each Reporting Person.
     
    The percentages used herein are calculated based upon 25,825,651 Common Shares issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2016, as reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2016.

 

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Item 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS.
   
  Not applicable.

 

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.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP.
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 10. CERTIFICATION.

 

  Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
  By signing below each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of its 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.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

DATED: February 14, 2017

 

  empyrean capital partners, lp
   
  By: /s/ C. Martin Meekins
  Name:  C. Martin Meekins
  Title:  Chief Operating Officer
   
  Empyrean Capital Overseas MASTER Fund, Ltd.
  By: Empyrean Capital Partners, LP,
  its Investment Manager
   
  By: /s/ C. Martin Meekins
  Name:  C. Martin Meekins
  Title:  Chief Operating Officer
   
  P EMP Ltd.
  By: Empyrean Capital Partners, LP,
  its Investment Manager
   
  By: /s/ C. Martin Meekins
  Name:  C. Martin Meekins
  Title:  Chief Operating Officer
   
  /s/ Amos Meron
  AMOS MERON

 

 

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