Will Apollo Global’s Contention For Hostess Hunger These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Apollo Global Management (NASDAQ:APO), owned by Manhattan buyout billionaire Leon Black, may be selected by the bankrupt baker Hostess Brands as the preferred bidder for their Twinkies and other snack brands. The announcement could boost Black’s chances of owning these marquee brands and dim the chances for the Teamsters, representing former Hostess delivery drivers who prefer the Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo as the stalking horse bidder. The delivery drivers are in favor of Bimbo as they have a unionized workforce and may be expected to higher some of the 9,000 Hostess drivers who have been laid off.

Will  Apollo Global Management LLC.‘s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 30,800 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $17.36 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Apollo Global Management LLC at the end of December 31st, 2012.

K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc. held 20,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $347,200. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 9,300 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $161,448. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Creative Planning held 1,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $26,040. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Oxford Asset Management held 0 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to %.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. held 15,059,870 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $220,777,692. This brought the portfolio total to 0.51%.

FMR LLC. held 6,816,597 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $99,931,311. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Credit Suisse AG/ held 4,357,202 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $63,876,581. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA held 3,150,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $46,179,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

GMT Capital Corp. held 3,055,099 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $44,787,751. This brought the portfolio total to 1.24%.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 2,384,403 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $34,955,348. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

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