UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 4)*

Coty Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)

222070203
(CUSIP Number)

David J. Sorkin, Esq.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
30 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
(212) 750-8300

with a copy to:

Marni Lerner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10017
Telephone: (212) 455-2000
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

September 30, 2021
(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 §240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g) check the following box. ☐

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

* 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.

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).



CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Series B Preferred Stock”), of Coty Inc. (the “Issuer”) convertible into shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), of the Issuer, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Rainbow Aggregator GP LLC
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR European Fund V (USD) SCSp
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Luxembourg
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Associates Europe V SCSp
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Luxembourg
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Europe V S.a r.l.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Luxembourg
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Europe V Holdings Limited
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
OO
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Group Partnership L.P.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Group Holdings Corp.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
CO
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR & Co. 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
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
CO
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
KKR Management LLP
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Delaware
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
PN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
Henry R. Kravis
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


CUSIP No. 222070203
13D
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
George R. Roberts
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
44,535,574(1)
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
5.2% (1)
 
 
 
 
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IN
 
 
 
 

(1) Represents 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock, based on the current liquidation preference and accrued dividends on such shares.  See Item 5.


This Amendment No. 4 to the Schedule 13D (this “Amendment No. 4”) filed by the Reporting Persons (as defined below) relates to the Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), of Coty Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”) and amends the prior Statement on Schedule 13D filed on June 12, 2020, as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed on November 16, 2020,  Amendment No. 2 filed on August 27, 2021 and Amendment No. 3 filed on September 10, 2021 (as amended hereby, this “Schedule 13D”).

Each Item below amends and supplements the information disclosed under the corresponding Item of the Schedule 13D.  Unless otherwise indicated herein, capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment No. 4 shall have the same meanings herein as are ascribed to such terms in the Schedule 13D.

This statement on Schedule 13D is being filed by:


(i)
KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P., a Delaware limited partnership;

(ii)
KKR Rainbow Aggregator GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company;

(iii)
KKR European Fund V (USD) SCSp, a société en commandite spéciale governed by the laws of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

(iv)
KKR Associates Europe V SCSp, a société en commandite spéciale governed by the laws of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

(v)
KKR Europe V S.a r.l., a société à responsabilité limitée governed by the laws of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

(vi)
KKR Europe V Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands exempted limited company;

(vii)
KKR Group Partnership L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership;

(viii)
KKR Group Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation;

(ix)
KKR & Co. Inc., a Delaware corporation;

(x)
KKR Management LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership;

(xi)
Henry R. Kravis, a United States citizen; and

(xii)
George R. Roberts, a United States citizen (the persons and entities listed in items (i) through (xii) are collectively referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons”).

Item 4.
Purpose of Transaction.

Item 4 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

On September 30, 2021, the Issuer and KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P. entered into an agreement (the “Redemption Agreement”) which provides for the exchange by KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P. of 290,465 shares of Series B Preferred, along with certain cash dividends declared thereon, for approximately 9% of the equity interests in Coty JV Holdings S.à r.l,, the holding company of certain assets, including the Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands, which equity interests shall be issued to an affiliate of KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P.  The closing of the exchange is expected to occur on or about October 20, 2021.

The foregoing description of the Redemption Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such document, a copy of which is filed as an exhibit to this Schedule 13D and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 5.
Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

Paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Item 5 are hereby amended and restated in their entirety as follows:

The information set forth in the cover pages of this Schedule 13D is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.

(a) and (b). Following the closing of the exchange reported in Item 4, the Reporting Persons will beneficially own 277,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock. Series B Preferred Stock has an initial liquidation value of $1,000 per share and holders of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to a cumulative dividend at a rate of 9.0% per annum, accruing daily and payable quarterly in arrears, subject to adjustment as described in Item 6 of this Schedule 13D. Each share of Series B Preferred Stock is convertible at any time at the option of the holder thereof into (i) the number of shares of Class A Common Stock equal to the quotient of (A) the sum of the liquidation preference and any accrued dividends with respect to such share of Series B Preferred Stock as of the applicable conversion date divided by (B) the conversion price as of the applicable conversion date plus (ii) cash in lieu of fractional shares. The initial conversion price is a dollar amount equal to $1,000 divided by the initial conversion rate of 160.2564, or approximately $6.24 per share. The initial conversion rate is subject to adjustment from time to time upon the occurrence of certain customary events in accordance with the terms of the Series B Certificate of Designations.  Dividends will be payable in cash, by increasing the amount of accrued dividends with respect to a share of Series B Preferred Stock, or any combination thereof, at the sole discretion of the Issuer.

All of the computations and share amounts used herein do not give effect to any accretion on the shares of Series B Preferred Stock after the date of filing. As a result of its beneficial ownership of Series B Preferred Stock, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 44,535,574 shares of Class A Common Stock which would be received upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock as of the date hereof, which represents, in the aggregate, approximately 5.2% of the outstanding shares of the Issuer’s Class A Common Stock, as calculated pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Pursuant to the terms of the Series B Certificate of Designations, due to accretion of dividends, the number of shares of Class A Common Stock into which the Series B Preferred Stock may be converted may increase over time.

The percentage of beneficial ownership in this Schedule 13D is based on 816,065,849 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding as of September 10, 2021 as set forth in the Schedule 14A filed by the Issuer on September 23, 2021.

Each of KKR Rainbow Aggregator GP LLC (as the general partner of KKR Rainbow  Aggregator L.P.), KKR European Fund V (USD) SCSp (as the sole member of KKR Rainbow Aggregator GP LLC), KKR Associates Europe V SCSp (as the general partner of KKR European Fund V (USD) SCSp), KKR Europe V S.a r.l. (as the general partner of KKR Associates Europe V SCSp), KKR Europe V Holdings Limited (as the sole shareholder of KKR Europe V S.a r.l.), KKR Group Partnership L.P. (as the sole member of KKR Europe V Holdings


Limited), KKR Group Holdings Corp. (as the general partner of KKR Group Partnership L.P.), KKR & Co. Inc. (as the sole shareholder of KKR Group Holdings Corp.), KKR Management LLP (as the Series I preferred stockholder of KKR & Co. Inc.), and Messrs. Kravis and Roberts (as the founding partners of KKR Management LLP) may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the securities beneficially owned directly by KKR Rainbow Aggregator L.P.

The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be construed as an admission that any of the above-listed entities or individuals is the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this Schedule 13D.

To the best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, none of the individuals named in Item 2 beneficially owns any shares of Class A Common Stock except as described herein.

(c) Except as otherwise described in Item 4 of this Schedule 13D, none of the Reporting Persons, or, to the best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, any other individual named in Item 2 has engaged in any transaction in shares of Class A Common Stock since the filing of Amendment No. 3 to Schedule 13D.

Item 7.
Materials to be Filed as Exhibits.

Item 7 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended by adding the following exhibit:

Exhibit
No.
 
Description
Exhibit I
 
Redemption Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021 (incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 10.1 to the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 1, 2021)


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.

Dated: October 1, 2021
KKR RAINBOW AGGREGATOR L.P.
     
 
By:
KKR Rainbow Aggregator GP LLC, its general partner
     
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Assistant Treasurer
     
 
KKR RAINBOW AGGREGATOR GP LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Assistant Treasurer
   
 
KKR EUROPEAN FUND V (USD) SCSP
   
 
By:
KKR Associates Europe V SCSp, its general partner
     
 
By:
KKR Europe V S.a r.l., its general partner
     
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact
   
 
KKR ASSOCIATES EUROPE V SCSP
   
 
By:
KKR Europe V S.a r.l., its general partner
     
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact
     
 
KKR EUROPE V S.A R.L.
     
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact
   
 
KKR EUROPE V HOLDINGS LIMITED
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Vice President


 
KKR GROUP PARTNERSHIP L.P.
   
 
By:
KKR Group Holdings Corp., its general partner
     
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact for
   
Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer
     
 
KKR GROUP HOLDINGS CORP.
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact for
   
Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer
   
 
KKR & CO. INC.
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact for
   
Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer
   
 
KKR MANAGEMENT LLP
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact for
   
Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer
   
 
HENRY R. KRAVIS
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact
   
 
GEORGE R. ROBERTS
   
 
By:
/s/ Terence P. Gallagher
   
Name: Terence P. Gallagher
   
Title: Attorney-in-fact



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