-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, L8ww+4LTvH3yzLyoFGIAzUVJhd4rZTcOXKua2+mICe9aWGHbX5mkXnWFPRIqPkuU VGzNrCMPH5Jrdlp2vFLPjg== 0000919574-08-008732.txt : 20081121 0000919574-08-008732.hdr.sgml : 20081121 20081121122800 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000919574-08-008732 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20081121 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20081121 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001006655 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS [1311] IRS NUMBER: 411781991 STATE OF INCORPORATION: NV FISCAL YEAR END: 0630 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-46383 FILM NUMBER: 081206281 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2500 CITYWEST BLVD STREET 2: SUITE 1300 CITY: HOUSTON STATE: TX ZIP: 77042 BUSINESS PHONE: 713-935-0122 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2500 CITYWEST BLVD STREET 2: SUITE 1300 CITY: HOUSTON STATE: TX ZIP: 77042 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: NATURAL GAS SYSTEMS INC/NEW DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20040817 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: NATURAL GAS SYSTEMS, INC. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20040810 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: REALITY INTERACTIVE INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19960301 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: PENINSULA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001386397 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 235 PINE STREET STREET 2: SUITE 1600 CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94104 BUSINESS PHONE: 415-568-3380 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 235 PINE STREET STREET 2: SUITE 1600 CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94104 SC 13D 1 d940337_13d.htm EVOLUTION PETROLEUM d940337_13d.htm
 
 
UNITED STATES
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 

SCHEDULE 13D
 
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Amendment No. )


Evolution Petroleum Corp.
(Name of Issuer)


Common Stock, $0.01
(Title of Class of Securities)


30049A107
(CUSIP Number)


Scott Bedford
235 Pine Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive
Notices and Communications)


October 27, 2008
(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 ss.240.13D-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box [X].
 
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.
30049A107
   
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Peninsula Capital Management, LP (1)
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
   
(a)
[_]
   
(b)
[X]
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
4.
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
     
 
WC
 
     
5.
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
[_]
     
     
6.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
California
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
     
7.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
2,727,400
 
     
9.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
 
0
 
     
10.
SHARES DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
[_]
     
 
2,727,400
 
     
11.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
 
 
 
2,727,400
 
     
12.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
 
 
CERTAIN SHARES
 
     
     
13.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
     
 
10.15%
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
     
14.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
PN
 
 
     
(1)
Peninsula Capital Management, LP may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of such securities by virtue of its role as the general partner and/or investment manager of certain private investment funds which own such securities.
     


 

 

CUSIP No.
30049A107
   
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Peninsula Master Fund, Ltd.
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
   
(a)
[_]
   
(b)
[X]
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
4.
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
     
 
WC
 
     
5.
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
[_]
     
     
6.
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
     
 
Cayman Islands
 
     
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
     
     
7.
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
     
 
0
 
     
8.
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
     
 
2,727,400
 
     
9.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
 
0
 
     
10.
SHARES DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
[_]
     
 
2,727,400
 
     
11.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
 
 
 
2,727,400
 
     
12.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
 
 
CERTAIN SHARES
 
     
     
13.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
     
 
10.15%
 
     
14.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
CO
 
 
 

 


 
CUSIP No.
30049A107
   
     
1.
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
     
 
Scott Bedford (2)
 
     
2.
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
   
(a)
[_]
   
(b)
[X]
3.
SEC USE ONLY
 
     
     
4.
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
     
 
WC
 
     
5.
CHECK BOX 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
 
     
 
4,696,910
 
     
9.
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
 
0
 
     
10.
SHARES DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
[_]
     
 
4,696,910
 
     
11.
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
 
 
 
4,696,910
 
     
12.
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
 
 
CERTAIN SHARES
 
     
     
13.
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
     
 
17.49%
 
 
 

 
 
     
14.
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
     
 
IN
 
     
(2)
Scott Bedford may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of such securities by virtue of his role as the President of Peninsula Capital Management, Inc. which is the general partner of Peninsula Capital Management, LP and as a managing member of Peninsula-JVL Capital Advisors, LLC which is the general partner of Belridge Energy Advisors, LP (“Belridge”).  The shares owned by Belridge have previously been reported on a Schedule 13D filed by John Lovoi who is also a managing member of Peninsula-JVL Capital Advisors, LLC.


 
 

 


CUSIP No.
30049A107
   
     
Item 1.
Security and Issuer.
 
     
 
The class of equity securities to which this Statement on Schedule 13D (this “Schedule 13D”) relates is the Common Stock, $0.01 par value (the “Shares” or “Common Stock”, of Evolution Petroleum Corp (“Evolution Petroleum”).  Evolution Petroleum is a Nevada corporation with its principal executive offices located at 2500 Citywest Blvd., Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77042.
 
     

Item 2.
Identity and Background.
 
     
 
(a)
This Schedule 13D is being filed by Peninsula Capital Management, LP, a California limited partnership (“PCM”), (ii) Peninsula Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Peninsula”), and (iii) Scott Bedford, a citizen of the United States of America (“Bedford”).  These filers are referred to individually as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as “Reporting Persons”.
 
       
 
(b)
The business office of the Reporting Persons is 235 Pine Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104.
 
       
 
(c)
Peninsula is an investment fund, PCM is the investment manager of Peninsula, and Bedford is the president of the general partner of PCM.
 
       
 
(d)
None of the Reporting Persons has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors) during the last five years.
 
       
 
(e)
None of the Reporting Persons has been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction during the last five years, and no Reporting Person 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.
 
       
       
Item 3.
Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
 
       
 
With respect to all Reporting Persons, the source of funds used in making the purchases was working capital.
 
       


 
 

 


Item 4.
Purpose of Transaction.
 
     
 
The Shares held by the Reporting Persons were acquired for, and are being held for, investment purposes only.  The acquisitions of the Shares were made in the ordinary course of the Reporting Persons’ business or investment activities, as the case may be.
 
     
 
The Reporting Persons have no plan or proposal which relates to, or would result in, any of the actions enumerated in Item 4 of the instructions to Schedule 13D.
 
       

Item 5.
Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
 
     
 
(a)
As of November 14, 2008, 26,917,234 shares of Evolution Petroleum’s Common Stock, $0.01 par value, were outstanding (as disclosed in Evolution Petroleum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2008). The aggregate number and percentage of Common Stock held by each Reporting Person is disclosed in Items 11 and 13 of such Reporting Person’s cover page to this Schedule 13D.
 
       
 
(b)
The number of shares of Common Stock as to which each Reporting Person has (i) sole or shared power to vote or to direct the vote and (ii) sole or shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition is disclosed in Items 7, 8, 9, and 10 of such Reporting Person’s cover page to this Schedule 13D.
 
       
 
(c)
The trading dates, number of Shares purchased and sold and price per share for all transactions in the Shares during the past 60 days by the Reporting Persons are set forth in Exhibit B.
 
       
       

Item 6.
Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect
 
 
to Securities of the Issuer.
 
     
 
The Reporting Persons do not have any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with any person with respect to the Shares.
 
     
Item 7.
Material to be Filed as Exhibits.
 
     
 
Exhibit A: Joint Filing Agreement.
 
Exhibit B: Transactions in the Shares by the Reporting Persons during the prior 60 days.
 
     


 
 

 


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.


 
PENSINSULA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP*
   
   
 
By:
/s/ Scott Bedford
 
Name:
Scott Bedford
 
Title:
Principal
     
     
 
PENINSULA MASTER FUND, LTD.*
   
   
 
By:
/s/ Scott Bedford
 
Name:
Scott Bedford
 
Title:
Principal of its Investment Manager
     
     
   
 
/s/ Scott Bedford*
 
SCOTT BEDFORD*
   
 
November 21, 2008
 
Date


Attention:  Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).

 
 

 

Exhibit A
 
Joint Filing Agreement
 
Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, each of the undersigned hereby agrees that only one statement containing the information required by Schedule 13D need be filed with respect to the ownership by each of the undersigned of shares of Common Stock, $0.01 par value, of Evolution Petroleum Corp.
 
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original.
 
Executed this 21st day of November, 2008.
 
   
 
PENSINSULA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP*
   
   
 
By:
/s/ Scott Bedford
 
Name:
Scott Bedford
 
Title:
Principal
     
     
 
PENINSULA MASTER FUND, LTD.*
   
   
 
By:
/s/ Scott Bedford
 
Name:
Scott Bedford
 
Title:
Principal of its Investment Manager
     
     
   
 
/s/ Scott Bedford*
 
SCOTT BEDFORD*

* The Reporting Persons disclaim beneficial ownership over the securities reported herein except to the extent of the reporting persons’ pecuniary interest therein.


 
 

 

Exhibit B
 
TRANSACTIONS IN THE SHARES
 
Peninsula Master Fund, Ltd.
 
Date of
Transaction
Number of Shares
Purchase/(Sold)
 
Price of Shares
10/27/2008
2,086,000
1.30
10/27/2008
1,000,000*
1.30


* These shares were purchased by Belridge Energy Advisors, LP.

 

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