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Tender offer statement by Third Party




Washington, D.C. 20549

Schedule TO

Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 3)

The Fresh Market, Inc.

(Name of Subject Company (Issuer))

Pomegranate Merger Sub, Inc.

(Name of Filing Persons (Offeror)) a wholly owned subsidiary of

Pomegranate Holdings, Inc.

(Name of Filing Persons (Parent of Offeror))

Apollo Management VIII, L.P.

(Names of Filing Persons (Other Person))

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)


(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Pomegranate Merger Sub, Inc.

c/o Apollo Management VIII, L.P.

9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor

New York, New York 10019

Attention: John J. Suydam

Telephone: (212) 515-3200

(Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Person Authorized

to Receive Notices and Communications on Behalf of Filing Persons)

Copies to:

Howard Kenny

Robert G. Robison

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

101 Park Avenue

New York, New York 10178

Telephone: (212) 309-6000


* Estimated for purposes of calculating the amount of the filing fee only. Calculated by (1) multiplying the offer price of $28.50 per share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share ( Shares ), of The Fresh Market, Inc., a Delaware corporation ( The Fresh Market ), by 50,842,202 Shares, which is the sum of (1) 47,049,217 Shares issued and outstanding (including all shares entitled to vote in the election of directors of The Fresh Market or on the adoption of the Merger Agreement (as defined below), if applicable, of which 25,860 Shares were subject to forfeiture conditions), (2) 727,997 Shares reserved and available for issuance pursuant to The Fresh Markets 2010 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the Company Stock Plan), (3) 1,470,457 Shares issuable upon the exercise outstanding options granted under the Company Stock Plan, (4) 350,677 Shares issuable pursuant to restricted stock units granted under the Company Stock Plan, (5) 1,630 Shares issuable pursuant to deferred share units granted under the Company Stock Plan, (6) a maximum of 264,218 Shares issuable pursuant to performance stock unit awards granted under the Company Stock Plan and (7) 978,006 Shares reserved and available for purchase under The Fresh Markets Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The foregoing share figures have been provided by The Fresh Market to the Offeror and are as of March 9, 2016, the most recent practicable date.
** The filing fee, calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act ) and Fee Advisory Rate #1 for fiscal year 2016, issued August 17, 2015, is calculated by multiplying the Transaction Valuation by 0.0001007.
x Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11-(a)-(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.
Amount Previously Paid:


Filing Party:

Pomegranate Merger Sub, Inc.

Form or Registration No.: Not applicable Date Filed:

March 25, 2016

¨ Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

¨ going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer: ¨

If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

This Amendment No. 3 (this Amendment ) amends and supplements the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO filed by Pomegranate Merger...