As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 2, 2009
Registration No. 333-147844
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Cowen Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|1221 Avenue of the Americas|
|New York, New York||10020|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
J. Kevin McCarthy, Esq.
Cowen Group, Inc.
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
(Name and Address of Agent For Service)
Telephone: (646) 562-1000
(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent For Service)
David E. Shapiro
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION
This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 relates to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-147844) of Cowen Group, Inc. (the Company), a Delaware corporation, filed on December 5, 2007, pertaining to 1,382,608 shares of the Companys common stock held by SG Americas Securities Holdings, Inc.
On November 2, 2009, Lexington Merger Corp. (Merger Sub), a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of LexingtonPark Parent Corp. (New Parent), a Delaware corporation, merged (the Merger) with and into the Company pursuant to the terms of a Transaction Agreement and Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 3, 2009, by and among New Parent, Merger Sub, Park Exchange LLC, Ramius LLC, and the Company (the Transaction Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Transaction Agreement, each share of the Companys common stock outstanding at the effective time of the Merger (the Effective Time) was converted into the right to receive 1.0 shares of New Parent Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share. As a result of the Merger, the Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Parent. Each of the shares of Class A common stock of New Parent held by former shareholders of the Company as a result of the automatic conversion of any shares of Company common stock held by these shareholders has been registered pursuant to The Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on a registration statement of New Parent on Form S-4, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10, 2009, as amended.
Therefore, as of the Effective Time, the Company hereby removes from registration the shares of common stock of the Company registered pursuant to this Registration Statement that remain unissued.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in City of New York, State of New York, on November 2, 2009.
|COWEN GROUP, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Christopher A. White|
|Name:||Christopher A. White|