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

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 9, 2020

ASSOCIATED CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
1-37387
47-3965991
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

191 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT
 
06830
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (203) 629-9595

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
AC
New York Stock Exchange



Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, “Results of Operations and Financial Condition.”

Associated Capital Group, Inc. (“AC” or the “Company”), announced today a range of its first quarter preliminary book value of $36.70 to $36.90 per share, driven largely by changes in mark-to-market values. This compares to $39.93 per share at December 31, 2019 and $39.38 at March 31, 2019.

Assets under management were $1.51 billion at March 31, 2020 as compared to $1.59 billion at March 31, 2019.

Associated Capital will be issuing further details on its financial results in early May.

The information furnished under Item 2.02, including the exhibit attached hereto, is not deemed “filed” for purposes Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except otherwise as expressly stated in such filing.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)
Exhibits


99.1
Associated Capital Group’s Press Release, dated April 9, 2020.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Associated Capital Group, Inc.

By: /s/ Kenneth D. Masiello
Kenneth D. Masiello
Chief Accounting Officer

Date: April 9, 2020




Exhibit 99.1

 
191 Mason Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
t: 203.629.9595
Associated-Capital-Group.com

For Immediate Release:

Contact:
Douglas R. Jamieson
President & CEO
(203) 629-2726
Associated-Capital-Group.com

Associated Capital Reports Preliminary First Quarter Book Value of $36.70 to $36.90 Per Share

Greenwich, CT, April 9, 2020 – Associated Capital Group, Inc. (“AC” or the “Company”), announced today a range of its first quarter preliminary book value of $36.70 to $36.90 per share, driven largely by changes in mark-to-market values.  This compares to $39.93 per share at December 31, 2019 and $39.38 at March 31, 2019.
 
Assets under management were $1.51 billion at March 31, 2020 as compared to $1.59 billion at March 31, 2019.

Associated Capital will be issuing further details on its financial results in early May.
 
About Associated Capital Group, Inc.
 
Associated Capital, based in Greenwich Connecticut, is a diversified global financial services company that provides alternative investment management through Gabelli & Company Investment Advisers, Inc. (“GCIA” f/k/a Gabelli Securities, Inc.). We have also earmarked proprietary capital for our direct investment business that invests in new and existing businesses. The direct investment business is developing along three core pillars: Gabelli Private Equity Partners, LLC (“GPEP”), formed in August 2017 with $150 million of authorized capital as a “fund-less” sponsor; the SPAC business (Gabelli special purpose acquisition vehicles), launched in April 2018; and Gabelli Principal Strategies Group, LLC (“GPS”) created to pursue strategic operating initiatives.
 
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
 
Our disclosure and analysis in this press release contain “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements convey our current expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements because they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning. They also appear in any discussion of future operating or financial performance. In particular, these include statements relating to future actions, future performance of our products, expenses, the outcome of any legal proceedings, and financial results. Although we believe that we are basing our expectations and beliefs on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of what we currently know about our business and operations, the economy and other conditions, there can be no assurance that our actual results will not differ materially from what we expect or believe. Therefore, you should proceed with caution in relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance.