Form 3 Crescent Energy Co For: Dec 07 Filed by: KRAVIS HENRY R

December 7, 2021 9:35 PM EST

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FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
KKR Group Partnership L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
30 HUDSON YARDS

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10001

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
12/07/2021
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Crescent Energy Co [ CRGY ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Class B Common Stock (1) 88,154,049 (2)
I
See footnotes (3) (4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Crescent Energy OpCo LLC Units (5)   (5)   (5) Class A Common Stock 88,154,049 (2) (5) I See footnotes (3) (4)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares of Class B Common Stock of Crescent Energy Company (the "Issuer") have no economic rights but entitle its holder to one vote per share of Class B Common Stock on all matters to be voted on by shareholders generally.
2. On December 7, 2021, pursuant to a Transaction Agreement, dated June 7, 2021, by and among Issuer, Contango Oil & Gas Company ("Contango"), Independence Energy LLC, IE OpCo LLC, IE C Merger Sub Inc. ("C Merger Sub") and IE L Merger Sub LLC ("L Merger Sub"), whereby C Merger Sub merged with and into Contango, with Contango surviving the merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Issuer (the "Contango Merger") and Contango merged with and into L Merger Sub, with L Merger Sub surviving the merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Issuer (the "LLC Merger", together with the Contango Merger, the "Mergers"). This report reflects the beneficial ownership of the reporting person(s) at the time of the consummation of the Mergers.
3. Reflects securities held by Independence Energy Aggregator L.P. Independence Energy Aggregator GP LLC is the general partner of Independence Energy Aggregator L.P. KKR Upstream Associates LLC is the sole member of Independence Energy Aggregator GP LLC. KKR Group Assets Holdings III L.P. and KKR Financial Holdings LLC are the controlling members of KKR Upstream Associates LLC. KKR Group Assets III GP LLC is the general partner of KKR Group Assets Holdings III L.P. KKR Group Partnership L.P. is the sole member of each of KKR Group Assets III GP LLC and KKR Financial Holdings LLC. KKR Group Holdings Corp. is the general partner of KKR Group Partnership L.P. KKR & Co. Inc. is the sole shareholder of KKR Group Holdings Corp. KKR Management LLP is the Series I preferred stockholder of KKR & Co. Inc. Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts are the founding partners of KKR Management LLP.
4. Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein. The filing of this statement shall not be deemed to be an admission that, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise, the Reporting Persons are the beneficial owners of any securities reported herein.
5. The terms of the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company of Crescent Energy OpCo LLC provide certain holders of units of OpCo ("OpCo LLC Units") with certain rights to cause OpCo to acquire all or a portion of the OpCo LLC Units (the "Redemption Right") for, at OpCo's election, (a) shares of Class A Common Stock of the Issuer at a redemption ratio of one share of Class A Common Stock for each OpCo LLC Unit redeemed, subject to conversion rate adjustments for any equity split, equity distribution, reclassification or other similar transaction, or (b) an equivalent amount of cash based on the trading price of a share of Class A Common Stock of the Issuer on the trading day that is immediately prior to the date of the redemption. In connection with any redemption of OpCo LLC Units pursuant to the Redemption Right, the corresponding number of shares of the Class B Common Stock will be cancelled. The OpCo LLC Units and the right to exercise the Redemption Right have no expiration
Remarks:
Because no more than 10 reporting persons can file any one Form 3 through the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, certain affiliates of the Reporting Persons have filed a separate Form 3.

Exhibit List: Exhibit 24.1 - Power of Attorney
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 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR GROUP HOLDINGS CORP., By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher, Name: Terence P. Gallagher, Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR & CO. INC., By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher, Name: Terence P. Gallagher, Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
KKR MANAGEMENT LLP, By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher, Name: Terence P. Gallagher, Title: Attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Lewin, Chief Financial Officer 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
HENRY R. KRAVIS, By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher, Name: Terence P. Gallagher, Title: Attorney-in-fact 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
GEORGE R. ROBERTS, By: /s/ Terence P. Gallagher, Name: Terence P. Gallagher, Title: Attorney-in-fact 12/07/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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                                                                    Exhibit 24.1

                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

        Know all men by these presents that Henry R. Kravis does hereby make,
constitute and appoint William J. Janetschek, David J. Sorkin, Terence P.
Gallagher, and Christopher B. Lee, or any one of them, as a true and lawful
attorney-in-fact of the undersigned with full powers of substitution and
revocation, for and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned (both in the
undersigned's individual capacity and as a manager or member of any limited
liability company, as a partner of any partnership, as an officer of any
corporate or other entity, or in the undersigned's capacity in a position
similar to the foregoing at any entity, in each case, for which the undersigned
is otherwise authorized to sign), to execute and deliver such forms, schedules,
statements and other documents as may be required to be filed from time to time
with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to: (i) Sections 13(d),
13(g), 13(f), 13(h) and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, including without limitation, Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F,
Form 13H, Form 3, Form 4 and Form 5 and (ii) in connection with any applications
for EDGAR access codes, including without limitation the Form ID.

                                        /s/ Henry R. Kravis
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        Name: Henry R. Kravis

Date: May 28, 2014



                                   POWER OF ATTORNEY

        Know all men by these presents that George R. Roberts does hereby make,
constitute and appoint William J. Janetschek, David J. Sorkin, Terence P.
Gallagher, and Christopher B. Lee, or any one of them, as a true and lawful
attorney-in-fact of the undersigned with full powers of substitution and
revocation, for and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned (both in the
undersigned's individual capacity and as a manager or member of any limited
liability company, as a partner of any partnership, as an officer of any
corporate or other entity, or in the undersigned's capacity in a position
similar to the foregoing at any entity, in each case, for which the undersigned
is otherwise authorized to sign), to execute and deliver such forms, schedules,
statements and other documents as may be required to be filed from time to time
with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to: (i) Sections 13(d),
13(g), 13(f), 13(h) and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, including without limitation, Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F,
Form 13H, Form 3, Form 4 and Form 5 and (ii) in connection with any applications
for EDGAR access codes, including without limitation the Form ID.


                                        /s/ George R. Roberts
                                        ---------------------------------
                                        Name: George R. Roberts

Date: May 28, 2014



                                   POWER OF ATTORNEY

        Know all men by these presents that Robert H. Lewin does hereby make,
constitute and appoint David J. Sorkin, Terence P. Gallagher, and Christopher
Lee, or any one of them, as a true and lawful attorney-in-fact of the
undersigned with full powers of substitution and revocation, for and in the
name, place and stead of the undersigned (both in the undersigned's individual
capacity and as a manager or member of any limited liability company, as a
partner of any partnership, as an officer of any corporate or other entity, or
in the undersigned's capacity in a position similar to the foregoing at any
entity, in each case, for which the undersigned is otherwise authorized to
sign), to execute and deliver such forms, schedules, statements and other
documents as may be required to be filed from time to time with the Securities
and Exchange Commission with respect to: (i) Sections 13(d), 13(g), 13(f), 13(h)
and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without
limitation, Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F, Form 13H, Form 3, Form 4 and
Form 5 and (ii) in connection with any applications for EDGAR access codes,
including without limitation the Form ID.

                                        /s/ Robert H. Lewin
                                        ----------------------------------
                                        Name: Robert H. Lewin

Date: January 14, 2020



                                   POWER OF ATTORNEY

        Know all men by these presents that Jason Carss does hereby make,
constitute and appoint David J. Sorkin, Terence P. Gallagher, and Christopher
Lee, or any one of them, as a true and lawful attorney-in-fact of the
undersigned with full powers of substitution and revocation, for and in the
name, place and stead of the undersigned (both in the undersigned's individual
capacity and as a manager or member of any limited liability company, as a
partner of any partnership, as an officer of any corporate or other entity, or
in the undersigned's capacity in a position similar to the foregoing at any
entity, in each case, for which the undersigned is otherwise authorized to
sign), to execute and deliver such forms, schedules, statements and other
documents as may be required to be filed from time to time with the Securities
and Exchange Commission with respect to: (i) Sections 13(d), 13(g), 13(f), 13(h)
and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without
limitation, Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F, Form 13H, Form 3, Form 4 and
Form 5 and (ii) in connection with any applications for EDGAR access codes,
including without limitation the Form ID.

                                        /s/ Jason Carss
                                        ----------------------------------
                                        Name: Jason Carss

Date: June 17, 2021



                                   POWER OF ATTORNEY

        Know all men by these presents that David Rockecharlie does hereby make,
constitute and appoint David J. Sorkin, Terence P. Gallagher, and Christopher
Lee, or any one of them, as a true and lawful attorney-in-fact of the
undersigned with full powers of substitution and revocation, for and in the
name, place and stead of the undersigned (both in the undersigned's individual
capacity and as a manager or member of any limited liability company, as a
partner of any partnership, as an officer of any corporate or other entity, or
in the undersigned's capacity in a position similar to the foregoing at any
entity, in each case, for which the undersigned is otherwise authorized to
sign), to execute and deliver such forms, schedules, statements and other
documents as may be required to be filed from time to time with the Securities
and Exchange Commission with respect to: (i) Sections 13(d), 13(g), 13(f), 13(h)
and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without
limitation, Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F, Form 13H, Form 3, Form 4 and
Form 5 and (ii) in connection with any applications for EDGAR access codes,
including without limitation the Form ID.

                                        /s/ David Rockecharlie
                                        ---------------------------------
                                        Name: David Rockecharlie

Date: June 17, 2021


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