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Form SC 13D MERCADOLIBRE INC Filed by: Galperin Trust /SD

May 24, 2024 4:10 PM

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

MERCADOLIBRE, INC.


(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share


(Title of Class of Securities)

 

587733R102


(CUSIP Number)

 

Galperin Trust /SD

Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc.

 

MercadoLibre, Inc.

WTC Free Zone

Dr. Luis Bonavita 1294, Of. 1733, Tower II

Montevideo, Uruguay, 11300

(+598) 2-927-2770


(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

 

May 20, 2024


(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. ☐

 

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).

 

 

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Person

Galperin Trust /SD

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

(a)

 

(b)

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
OO

 

5

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) ☐

 

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With:

7

Sole Voting Power
0

8

Shared Voting Power
3,650,136

9

Sole Dispositive Power
0

10

Shared Dispositive Power
3,650,136

 

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,650,136*

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ☐

 

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
7.2%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

*The Reporting Person reported on this Schedule 13D as a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons. The group beneficially owns 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. See Item 5.

 

 

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Person
Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc.

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

(a)

 

(b)

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
OO

 

5

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) ☐

 

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With:

7

Sole Voting Power
0

8

Shared Voting Power
3,650,136

9

Sole Dispositive Power
0

10

Shared Dispositive Power
3,650,136

 

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,650,136 *

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ☐

 

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
7.2%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
CO

 

*The Reporting Person reported on this Schedule 13D as a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons. The group beneficially owns 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. See Item 5.

 

 

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Person
Meliga No. 1 LP

 

 

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

  2

(a)

   

(b)

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
OO

 

5

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) ☐

 

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With:

7

Sole Voting Power
0

8

Shared Voting Power
3,650,136

9

Sole Dispositive Power
0

10

Shared Dispositive Power
3,650,136

 

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,650,136*

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ☐

 

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
7.2%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

*The Reporting Person reported on this Schedule 13D as a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons. The group beneficially owns 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. See Item 5.

 

 

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Person
Volorama Stichting

 

 

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

  2

(a)

   

(b)

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
OO

 

5

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) ☐

 

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With:

7

Sole Voting Power
0

8

Shared Voting Power
3,650,136

9

Sole Dispositive Power
0

10

Shared Dispositive Power
3,650,136

 

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,650,136*

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ☐

 

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
7.2%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

*The Reporting Person reported on this Schedule 13D as a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons. The group beneficially owns 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. See Item 5.

 

 

 

Item 1.

Security and Issuer.

 

This statement on Schedule 13D (this “Schedule 13D”) relates to the Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of MercadoLibre, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”). The address of the Issuer’s principal executive office is WTC Free Zone, Dr. Luis Bonavita 1294, Of. 1733, Tower II, Montevideo, Uruguay, 11300.

 

Item 2.

Identity and Background.

 

(a)            This Schedule 13D is being filed by Galperin Trust /SD, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., Meliga No. 1 LP and Volorama Stichting (each, a “Reporting Person” and collectively, the “Reporting Persons”).

 

(b)            The principal business address of Galperin Trust /SD and Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc. is 3500 S 1st Ave Circle Suite 255, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. The principal business address of Meliga No. 1 LP and Volorama Stichting is Zuidplein 116, Tower H, 14th floor, 1077 XV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

(c)            (i)           Galperin Trust /SD is an irrevocable trust formed under the laws of South Dakota and was established for the benefit of certain individuals and certain charitable organizations.

 

(ii)            Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc. is a corporation established under the laws of South Dakota and has acted as trustee of Galperin Trust /SD since December 1, 2023.

 

(iii)         Meliga No. 1 LP is a New Zealand limited partnership and holds directly 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer. Galperin Trust /SD owns approximately 99.999% of the limited partnership interests of Meliga No. 1 LP and Volorama Stichting owns the remaining 0.001% of the limited partnership interests of Meliga No. 1 LP.

 

(iv)         Volorama Stichting is a Dutch foundation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and serves as the general partner of Meliga No. 1 LP. Pursuant to the limited partnership agreement of Meliga No. 1 LP, the shares of Common Stock may not be voted or disposed of without the approval of Galperin Trust /SD and Volorama Stichting. 

 

(d)            During the last five years, neither Reporting Person has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e)            During the last five years, neither Reporting Person has 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.

 

(f)            Galperin Trust /SD is an irrevocable trust formed under the laws of South Dakota, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc. is a corporation formed under the laws of South Dakota, Meliga No. 1 LP is a New Zealand limited partnership and Volorama Stichting is a Dutch foundation.

 

Item 3.

Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

 

By means of a deed of accession with an effective date of May 20, 2024, and within the scope of a trust restructuring, Galperin Trust, an irrevocable trust formed under New Zealand law, transferred its limited partnership interests in Meliga No. 1 LP to Galperin Trust /SD (the “Transfer”). As a result of the Transfer, Galperin Trust /SD, as a limited partner in Meliga No. 1 LP, and Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., as trustee to Galperin Trust /SD, acquired shared beneficial ownership of 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock. No pecuniary or other consideration was exchanged in connection with the Transfer.

 

Item 4.

Purpose of Transaction.

 

The purpose of the Transfer was to transfer voting and dispositive power in respect of those shares of Common Stock to the Reporting Persons as part of a series of estate planning transactions. Following the Transfer, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., as trustee of Galperin Trust /SD, plans to transfer its interest in Meliga No. 1 LP to a British Virgin Islands corporation, and subsequently, Volorama Stichting, as the general partner of Meliga No. 1 LP, intends to dissolve Meliga No. 1 LP and its assets will be transferred to the British Virgin Islands corporation in addition to Volorama Stichting’s .001% interest in Meliga No. 1 LP. The series of estate planning transactions are expected to be made for no consideration in connection with the restructuring of the trust and completed by July 2024.

 

Except as set forth herein, the Reporting Persons have no current intention, plan or proposal with respect to items 4(a) through (j) of Schedule 13D.

 

Item 5.

Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

(a)            As of May 20, 2024, the Reporting Persons, on a combined basis, are the beneficial owners of an aggregate of 3,650,136 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer, representing approximately 7.2% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. In addition, the disposition of Shares and the reinvestment of funds received from dividends or proceeds from disposition of Shares is subject to the direction of an Investment Advisor with the prior unanimous consent of two individual Protectors; and the distribution of dividends or proceeds from disposition of Shares to the beneficiaries of Galperin Trust /SD is subject to the direction of a Distribution Advisor with the prior unanimous consent of two individual Protectors.

 

 

 

(b)           The aggregate beneficial ownership of Common Shares by each of the Reporting Persons is as follows:

 

Sole Voting Power

0

Shared Voting Power

3,650,136

Sole Dispositive Power

0

Shared Dispositive Power

3,650,136

 

 

The Reporting Persons’ aggregate percentage beneficial ownership of the total amount of Common Shares outstanding is 7.2%, based on 50,697,442 shares of Common Stock outstanding on May 2, 2024.

 

(c)            Except as described in Item 3 above, no other transactions have occurred in the past sixty days:

 

(d)            Except as set forth herein, to the knowledge of the Reporting Persons, no other person has the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, any shares of Common Stock reported herein as beneficially owned (considering the statements made in Item 5(a) above with regards to the powers to direct vested in the Investment Advisor and the Distribution Advisor, as applicable).

 

 

(e)            Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to the Securities of the Issuer

 

Except as described herein, there are no contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or otherwise) between the Reporting Persons named in Item 2 hereof and any person with respect to any securities of the Issuer, including but not limited to transfer or voting of any other securities, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, divisions of profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies.

 

Item 7.

Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit

 

Method of Filing

Exhibit 99.1

 

Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of May 24, 2024, by and between Galperin Trust /SD, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., Meliga No. 1 LP and Volorama Stichting.

 

Filed herewith

         

 

 

 

 

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: May 24, 2024

 

Galperin Trust /SD

 

 

  /s/ James Petree
 

Name: James Petree

Title: Trust Officer, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., Trustee

 

 

 

 

Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc.

 

 

  /s/ James Petree
 

Name: James Petree

Title: President

 

 

 

Meliga No. 1 LP

 

By: Volorama Stichting, its general partner

 

 

/s/ Eduardo M. Sanguinetti                                                                           

 

Name: Eduardo M. Sanguinetti

Title: Managing Director A

 

 

 

 

By: Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V., its Managing Director B

 

 

/s/ Annemarie van Munster on behalf of Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V.

 

Name: Annemarie van Munster on behalf of Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V.

Title: Managing Director B

 

 

 

 

By: Galperin Trust /SD, its limited partner

 

 

/s/ James Petree

 

Names: James Petree

Title: Trust Officer, Corpag Trust South Dakota Inc., Trustee

 

 

 

Volorama Stichting

 

 

/s/ Eduardo M. Sanguinetti

 

Name: Eduardo M. Sanguinetti

Title: Managing Director A

 

 

By: Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V., its Managing Director B

 

 

/s/ Annemarie van Munster on behalf of Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V.

Name: Annemarie van Munster on behalf of Corpag Services (Netherlands) B.V.

Title: Managing Director B

 

 

ATTACHMENTS / EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT 99.1

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