Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)

Date : 06/13/2019 @ 12:36PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Dryships Inc. (DRYS)
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Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)




UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D/A
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 15)*
 
 
DryShips Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Shares, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
Y2109Q705
(CUSIP Number)
 
William S. Haft
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6142
+1-212-506-3740
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 
June 12, 2019
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ☐.

The information required on 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).

* 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 disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 


 
 CUSIP No.
Y2109Q705
   


1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
 
SPII Holdings Inc.
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
 
Marshall Islands
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
 0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
  72,421,515
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
 0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
 
72,421,515
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
 
72,421,515
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
 
83.35% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
CO
 
 
 
 
 


(1) Calculation based on 86,886,627 Common Shares (defined below) outstanding as of March 31, 2019.






 CUSIP No.
Y2109Q705
   
 

1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
 
George Economou
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
 
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(D) OR 2(E)
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
 
Greece
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
 0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
 
*72,421,515
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
 0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
 
*72,421,515
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
 
*72,421,515
 
 
 
 
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
 
 
83.35% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Mr. Economou may be deemed to beneficially own SPII Holdings Inc., and may thereby be deemed to beneficially own the 72,421,515 Common Shares owned by SPII Holdings Inc.

  (1) Calculation based on 86,886,627 Common Shares outstanding as of March 31, 2019.






 CUSIP No.
Y2109Q705
   
 

This Amendment No. 15 (" Amendment No. 15 ") amends the Schedule 13D originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the " SEC ") by SPII Holdings Inc., Sierra Investments Inc., Mountain Investments Inc., and Mr. George Economou on September 5, 2017 (the " Original Schedule 13D "), as amended on October 6, 2017 (" Amendment No. 1 "), March 15, 2018 (" Amendment No. 2 "), May 16, 2018 (" Amendment No. 3 "), June 11, 2018 (" Amendment No. 4 "), June 18, 2018 (" Amendment No. 5 "), August 21, 2018 (" Amendment No. 6 ,"), September 4, 2018 (" Amendment No. 7 "), September 19, 2018 (" Amendment No. 8 "), October 1, 2018 (" Amendment No. 9 "), November 8, 2018 (" Amendment No. 10 "), November 19, 2018 (" Amendment No. 11 "), November 27, 2018 (" Amendment No. 12 "), December 7, 2018 (" Amendment No. 13 "), and December 17, 2018 (“ Amendment No. 14 ,” and the Original Schedule 13D, Amendment No. 1, Amendment No. 2, Amendment No. 3, Amendment No. 4, Amendment No. 5, Amendment No. 6, Amendment No. 7, Amendment No. 8, Amendment No. 9, Amendment No. 10, Amendment No. 11, Amendment No. 12, Amendment No. 13, and Amendment No. 14, when taken together, are the " Initial Statement ").

Item 1.  Security and Issuer.

This Amendment No. 15 relates to the common shares, par value $0.01 per share (the " Common Shares ") of DryShips Inc., a Marshall Islands corporation (the " Issuer "). The address of the principal executive office of the Issuer is 109 Kifissias Avenue and Sina Street, 151 24, Marousi, Athens, Greece.

Item 2.  Identity and Background.

(a), (f) This Amendment No. 15 is being filed by SPII Holdings Inc., a Marshall Islands corporation (" SPII ") and Mr. George Economou, a citizen of Greece (" Mr. Economou ," and, together with SPII, the " Reporting Persons ").

(b)
The address of the principal place of business of SPII is c/o Mare Services Limited, 5/1 Merchants Street, Valletta VLT, 1171, Malta.
Mr. Economou's correspondence address is 109 Kifissias Avenue and Sina Street, 151 24, Marousi, Athens, Greece.

(c)
The principal business of SPII is acting as an investment holding company. Mr. Economou is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Issuer.
The name, citizenship, present principal occupation or employment and business address of each executive officer or director of SPII is set forth below.
 
Name
 
Position of Officer or Director
 
Principal Occupation or Employment, Principal Business Address and Citizenship
         
Mare Services Limited
 
Sole Director/Secretary
 
Mare Services Limited is a Maltese corporation, and its principal business address is 5/1 Merchants Street, Valletta VLT, 1171, Malta.
         
Dr. Adriano Cefai
 
President/Treasurer
 
Mr. Cefai is a citizen of Malta. Mr. Cefai's principal occupation is attorney at law, and his principal business address is 5/1 Merchants Street, Valletta VLT, 1171, Malta.
 

(d), (e)
None of the Reporting Persons nor any executive officer or director of the Reporting Persons listed above, has, during the past five years, (a) been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors) or (b) 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.







Item 3.  Source or Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

There are no changes to Item 3 from the Initial Statement.

Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction.

On June 12, 2019, SPII delivered a non-binding letter (the " Proposal Letter ") to the board of directors of the Issuer proposing a transaction whereby the Issuer would merge with a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPII, as a result of which all the Common Shares not currently owned by the Reporting Persons would be converted into the right to receive $4.00 in cash per Common Share.
As described in the Proposal Letter, SPII expects that the Issuer will appoint a special committee of independent directors to consider its proposal and make a recommendation to the Issuer's board of directors. SPII further anticipates that any transaction would be consummated pursuant to the terms of definitive transaction documents mutually acceptable to SPII and such special committee. SPII will not proceed with the transaction unless it is approved by such special committee.
No assurances can be given that a transaction will be consummated. The Proposal Letter provides that no legally binding obligation with respect to a transaction will exist unless and until mutually acceptable definitive documentation has been executed and delivered with respect thereto.
Other than as set forth herein or in the Proposal Letter, SPII and its affiliates have no plans or proposals that relate to or would result in any of the events set forth in Items 4(a) through (j) of the Initial Statement. However, if the transaction proposed in the Proposal Letter is not consummated, the Reporting Persons will continue to review their investment in the Issuer and may, depending on market conditions and other factors, determine, from time to time, to engage in any of the events set forth in Items 4(a) through (j) of the Initial Statement.
The summary above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Proposal Letter.  The Proposal Letter is attached as Exhibit B hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
There are no other changes to Item 4 from the Initial Statement.



Item 5.  Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

(a)-(c)   As of March 31, 2019, the Issuer had 86,886,627 Common Shares outstanding. Based upon the foregoing, as of the date hereof, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to beneficially own the Common Shares set forth below:
         
Voting
   
Dispositive
 
Names
 
Percentage of Common Shares Beneficially Owned
   
Sole
   
Shared
   
Sole
   
Shared
 
SPII
   
83.35
%
   
0
     
72,421,515
     
0
     
72,421,515
 
Mr. Economou
   
83.35
%
   
0
     
72,421,515
(1)
   
0
     
72,421,515
(1)

(1) Mr. Economou may be deemed to beneficially own SPII, and may thereby be deemed to beneficially own the 72,421,515 Common Shares owned by SPII.
 
Except as described above, no other Common Shares are beneficially owned by the persons named in Item 2 of this Amendment No. 15.
 
Except as described herein, there have been no other transactions by the Reporting Persons in the Common Shares during the past 60 days.
(d)
No person other than the Reporting Persons is known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of, dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the Common Shares reported in this Amendment No. 15.
(e)
Not applicable.

Item 6.  Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

Except as described in the Initial Statement, the Reporting Persons do not have any other contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with any person with respect to the securities of the Issuer.





Item 7.  Material to Be Filed as Exhibits.
 
Exhibit A . Joint Filing Agreement.

Exhibit B . Proposal Letter, dated June 12, 2019.
 
 


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.

 
June 13, 2019
 
(Date)
   
 
SPII HOLDINGS INC.
   
 
BY:  MARE SERVICES LIMITED
   
 
By:
/s/ Dr. Renato Cefai
 
Name:  Dr. Renato Cefai
 
Title:  Director of Mare Services Limited
   
 
GEORGE ECONOMOU *
   
   
 
/s/ George Economou
 
(Signature)

* The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
 
Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).






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