UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

Information to be Included in Statements Filed Pursuant to § 240.13d-1(a) and

Amendments Thereto Filed Pursuant to § 240.13d-2(a)

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 1)*


CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

185064102

(CUSIP Number)

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

c/o clirSPV LLC

119 Warren Avenue, 3rd Floor

Spring Lake NJ 07762.

(732) 282-0743

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

 

September 30, 2020

(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 § 240.13d-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).




CUSIP No. 185064102

 

Page 1 of 12 Pages

 

13D 

 


1

Names of Reporting Persons

 

     

 

clirSPV LLC

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

 

(a)  [  ]    (b)  [  ]

 

     

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

     

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

  WC

   

5

Check if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)  [  ]

 

     

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

     
 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF
SHARES

BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY

EACH
REPORTING
PERSON

WITH

7

Sole Voting Power

 

 

 

0

8

Shared Voting Power

 

 

 

5,867,968

9

Sole Dispositive Power

 

 

 

0

10

Shared Dispositive Power

 

 

 

5,867,968

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

     

 

5,867,968

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares  [  ]

 

     

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

     

 

19.6%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person

 

 

 
 

OO (Delaware limited liability company)





CUSIP No. 185064102

 

Page 2 of 12 Pages

 

13D 

 


1

Names of Reporting Persons

     

 

GPclirSPV LLC

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

   

 

(a)  [  ]      (b)  [  ]

 

     

3

SEC Use Only

 

     

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

     

5

Check if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) ?

 

     

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization

     

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON
WITH

7

Sole Voting Power

   

 

0

8

Shared Voting Power

   

 

5,867,968

9

Sole Dispositive Power

   

 

0

10

Shared Dispositive Power

   

 

5,867,968

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

   

 

5,867,968

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares  [ ]

   

 

     

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

   

 

19.6%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person

   

 

OO (Delaware limited liability company)





CUSIP No. 185064102

 

Page 3 of 12 Pages

 

13D 

 


1

Names of Reporting Persons

   

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

   

 

(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

 

 NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON
WITH

7

Sole Voting Power

   

 

110,519

8

Shared Voting Power

   

 

5,867,968

9 

Sole Dispositive Power

   

 

110,519

10

Shared Dispositive Power

   

 

5,867,968

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

   

 

5,978,483

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares [  ]

   

 

     

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

   

 

19.9%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person

   

 

IN





CUSIP No. 185064102

 

Page 4 of 12 Pages

 

13D 

 


1

Names of Reporting Persons

   

 

Princeton Opportunity Management LLC

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

   

 

(a) [  ]    (b)  [  ]

 

     

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

     

4

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

   

 

     

5

Check if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e) [  ]

   

 

     

6

Citizenship or Place of Organization

   

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON
WITH

7

Sole Voting Power

   

 

0

8

Shared Voting Power

   

 

5,867,968

9 

Sole Dispositive Power

   

 

0

10

Shared Dispositive Power

   

 

0

11

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

   

 

5,867,968

 

12

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares  [ ]

   

 

     

13

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

   

 

19.6%

 

14

Type of Reporting Person

 
     

 

OO (Delaware limited liability company)




This Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") relating to common shares, par value $0.0001 per share (the "Common Shares"), issued by ClearSign Technologies Corporation (the "Issuer") is filed to amend the Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on behalf of the Reporting Persons on July 30, 2018 (the "Schedule 13D").

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

The responses to Item 3 contained in the Reporting Persons initial filing on Schedule 13D are incorporated herein by this reference.

In connection with a private placement of the ClearSign's common stock pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement dated July 12, 2018, the Company granted to clirSPV LLC a right to purchase certain new equity securities that the Company sells for the purpose of raising capital on terms and conditions no different from those offered to other purchasers (the "Participation Right") so that it could maintain a 19.99 percentage ownership of the Company's outstanding common stock (the "Percentage Ownership"). Because certain elements of the Participation Right, such as the notice provisions, were not compatible with raising capital in a public offering, in a written waiver dated August 18, 2020 and fully executed on August 19, 2020, clirSPV LLC waived its right to exercise the Participation Right in connection with the public offering the Company completed on August 24, 2020. In lieu of participating in that offering, the Company granted the Purchase Right to clirSPV LLC, thereby allowing it to purchase from the Company, at the price sold to investors in the offering, unregistered shares of its common stock in a number that would allow it to maintain its Percentage Ownership.

On September 30, 2020 clirSPV acquired 654,425 shares of Common Stock (the "Purchase Right Shares") at $2.00 per share pursuant to the Purchase Right.

clirSPV obtained the funds to purchase the Purchase Right Shares through a capital raise from its existing members. 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction

           
 The responses to Item 4 contained in the Reporting Persons initial filing on Schedule 13D are incorporated herein by this reference.

General

clirSPV acquired the Purchase Right Shares  for investment purposes. It exercised its Purchase Right to maintain its 19.9% ownership interest in the Common Stock of ClearSign.  It is the Reporting Persons' intention to hold the Purchase Rights Shares  for a significant time period and potentially for five years to avail clirSPV's members of Section 1202 treatment of the Purchase Rights Shares as Qualified Small Business Stock. Nevertheless, clirSPV intends to review its investments in ClearSign on a continuing basis and take appropriate action. Any actions the Reporting Persons might undertake will be dependent upon the Reporting Persons' review of numerous factors, including, but not limited to: an ongoing evaluation of ClearSign's business, financial condition, operations and prospects; price levels of ClearSign's securities; general market, industry and economic conditions; the relative attractiveness of alternative business and investment opportunities; and other future developments.

The Reporting Persons may, at any time and from time to time, acquire additional securities of ClearSign, or retain or sell all or a portion of the securities then held, in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. In addition, the Reporting Persons or their designee to ClearSign's board of directors may engage in discussions with management, the board of directors, and shareholders of ClearSign and other relevant parties or encourage such persons to consider or explore extraordinary corporate transactions, such as: a merger; sales or acquisitions of assets or businesses; changes to the capitalization or dividend policy of ClearSign; or other material changes to ClearSign's business or corporate structure, including changes in management or the composition of ClearSign's board of directors.

Other than as described above, none of the Reporting Persons currently has any plans or proposals that relate to, or would result in, any of the matters listed in Items 4(a)-(j) of Schedule 13D, although, depending on the factors discussed herein, the Reporting Persons may change their purpose or formulate different plans or proposals with respect thereto at any time.


Item 5. Interest in Securities of ClearSign.

(a) - (b)

The following sets forth, as of the date of this Schedule 13D, the aggregate number of shares of Common of shares of Common Stock as to which each Reporting Person has the sole power to vote or to direct the vote, shared power to vote or to direct the vote, sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition, or shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of, as of the date hereof, based on 26,631,452 shares of Common Stock outstanding following the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Stock Purchase Agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sole

 

Shared

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sole power to vote

 

Shared

 

power to

 

power to

 

 

 

 

 

 

or to direct the vote

 

power to

 

dispose or

 

dispose or

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

vote or to

 

to direct

 

to direct

 

 

beneficially

 

 

 

 

 

direct the

 

the

 

the

Reporting Person

 

owned

 

Percent of class

 

 

 

vote

 

disposition

 

disposition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clirSPV LLC

 

5,867,968

 

19 6%

 

0

 

5,867,968

 

0

 

5,867,968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPclirSPV LLC

 

5,867,968

 

19.6%

 

0

 

5,867,968

 

0

 

5,867,968

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

5,978,483

 

19.9%

 

110,519

 

5,867,968

 

110,519

 

5,867,968

Princeton Opportunity
Management, LLC

 

5,867,968

 

19.6%

 

0

 

5,867,968

 

0

 

0

clirSPV is the record holder of 5,867,968 shares of Common Stock.

Robert T. Hoffman Sr. is the Managing Member of GPclirSPV, which is the Manager of clirSPV. Robert T. Hoffman Sr. is the Manager of Princeton Opportunity Management, which has an Investment Management Agreement with clirSPV and shares the power to vote the securities beneficially owned by clirSPV. As such, each of GPclirSPV, Robert T. Hoffman and Princeton Opportunity Management may be deemed to have or share beneficial ownership of the Common Stock held directly by clirSPV.

Robert T. Hoffman Sr has a self-directed retirement account that holds 110,519 shares of Common Stock of ClearSign.

(c)

Except as described in Item 4, during the past 60 days none of the Reporting Persons or Related Persons has effected any transactions in ClearSign's Common Stock.

 

 

(d)

Otter Capital LLC, through its ownership of Units of clirSPV, has the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, ClearSign Common Stock, and such interest relates to in excess of 5.0% of the outstanding shares of ClearSign Common Stock.

 

 

(e)

Not applicable.



SIGNATURES

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.

Date: October 7, 2020

 

 

 

CLIRSPV LLC

 

By: GPCLIRSPV LLC

 

 

 

By: /s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Name: Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Title: Manager

 

 

 

GPCLIRSPV LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Name: Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Title: Manager

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Name: Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

 

PRINCETON OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT LLC

 

 

 

By: /s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Name: Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Title: Manager




SCHEDULE A

The name, present principal occupation or employment and citizenship of each of the executive officers and directors of the Reporting Persons are set forth below. The business address of each individual is 119 Warren Avenue, 3rd Floor, Spring Lake NJ 07762 .

CLIRSPV LLC

Name

 

Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Present Principal Occupation or Employment

 

Citizenship/Place of Organization

GPclirSPV LLC

 

        Manager of clirSPV LLC

 

Delaware

Princeton Opportunity
Management

 

Investment Manager pursuant to Investment   
Management Agreement

 

Delaware

LLC

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

GPCLIRSPV LLC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

    Manager of GPclirSPV LLC

 

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCETON OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT LLC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

Manager of GPclirSPV LLC

 

United States



Exhibit 1

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a statement on Schedule 13D, including all amendments thereto, with respect to the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of ClearSign Combustion Corporation, and further agree that this Joint Filing Agreement shall be included as an exhibit to the first such joint filing and may, as required, be included as an exhibit to subsequent amendments thereto.

Each of the undersigned agrees and acknowledges that each party hereto is (i) individually eligible to use such Schedule 13D and (ii) responsible for the timely filing of such Schedule 13D and any and all amendments thereto, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning such party contained therein; provided that no party is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning any other party unless such party knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

This Joint Filing Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. A facsimile, telecopy or other reproduction of this Joint Filing Agreement may be executed by one or more parties hereto, and an executed copy of this Joint Filing Agreement may be delivered by one or more parties hereto by facsimile or similar instantaneous electronic transmission device pursuant to which the signature of or on behalf of such party can be seen, and such execution and delivery shall be considered valid, binding and effective for all purposes as of the date hereof.

Dated: July 20, 2018

[SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS]



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereby execute this Joint Filing Agreement as of the date first written above.

  CLIRSPV LLC

 

  By: GPCLIRSPV LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

[Manager]

 

 

 

  GPCLIRSPV LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

[Manager]

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ROBERT T. HOFFMAN SR.

 

 

 

/s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

 

  PRINCETON OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

Robert T. Hoffman Sr.

 

 

[Manager]

[Signature Page to Schedule 13D Joint Filing Agreement]