SAExploration
SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/09/2017 13:22:59)

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 1)*

 

SAExploration Holdings, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, par value $0.0001

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

78636X204

(CUSIP Number)

 

December 31, 2016

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(b)

 

x Rule 13d-1(c)

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* 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 the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in 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. 78636X204

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons

 

Christopher M. Brown

 

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

 

(a)    x

(b)    ¨

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

U.S.A.

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER 0
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER 0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 0

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

0

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ¨

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

0.0%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

IN

_________________

 

* Ownership information above is as of the Event Date of December 31, 2016, and also as of the end of business on February 8, 2017, the business day before the filing of this Schedule 13G.

 

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CUSIP No. 78636X204

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons

 

Aristides Capital LLC

 

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

 

(a)    x

(b)    ¨

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware, U.S.A.

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER 0
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER 0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 0

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

0

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ¨

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

0.0%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

________________

 

* Ownership information above is as of the Event Date of December 31, 2016 and also as of the end of business on February 8, 2017, the business day before the filing of this Schedule 13G.

 

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CUSIP No. 78636X204

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons

 

Aristides Fund QP, LP

 

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

 

(a)    x

(b)    ¨

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware, U.S.A.

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER 0
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER 0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 0

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

0

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ¨

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

0.0%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

_________________

 

* Ownership information above is as of the Event Date of December 31, 2016 and also as of the end of business on February 8, 2017, the business day before the filing of this Schedule 13G.

 

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CUSIP No. 78636X204

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons

 

Aristides Fund LP

 

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

 

(a)    x

(b)    ¨

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware, U.S.A.

 

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER 0
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER 0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 0

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

0

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions) ¨

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

0.0%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

_________________

 

* Ownership information above is as of the Event Date of December 31, 2016 and also as of the end of business on February 8, 2017, the business day before the filing of this Schedule 13G.

 

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Item 1.

 

(a) The name of the issuer is SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (the “ Issuer ”).

 

(b) The principal executive offices of the Issuer are located at 1160 Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 160, Houston, Texas 77079

 

Item 2.

 

(a) This statement (this “ Statement ”) is being filed by: (1) Christopher M. Brown; (2) Aristides Capital LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “ General Partner ”); (3) Aristides Fund QP, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “ 3c7 Fund ”); and (4) Aristides Fund LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “ 3c1 Fund ”, and together with the 3c7 Fund, the “ Funds ”) (all of the foregoing, collectively, the “ Reporting Persons ”). The Funds are private investment vehicles. The Funds directly own the Common Stock (as defined below) reported in this Statement. Mr. Brown and the General Partner may be deemed to beneficially own the Common Stock owned directly by the Funds. Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership with respect to any shares other than the shares owned directly by such Reporting Person.

 

(b) The principal business office of the Reporting Persons is c/o Aristides Capital LLC, 25 S. Huron St., Suite 2A, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

 

(c) For citizenship information see Item 4 of the cover page of each Reporting Person.

 

(d) This Statement relates to the Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Issuer (the “ Common Stock ”).

 

(e) The CUSIP Number of the Common Stock is 78636X204.

 

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) ¨ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) ¨ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) ¨ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) ¨ An investment adviser in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
(f) ¨ An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
(g) ¨ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
(h) ¨ A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

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(i) ¨ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
(j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
(k) ¨ Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: ______________

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

See Items 5-9 and 11 on the cover page for each Reporting Person, and Item 2, which information is given as of the Event Date of December 31, 2016, and remains accurate as of the end of business on February 8, 2017, the business day before the filing of this Schedule 13G.

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following: x

 

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 

See Exhibit 1.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification.

 

(a) Not applicable.

 

(b) Not applicable.

 

(c) By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.

 

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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: February 8, 2017

 

Christopher M. Brown

Aristides Capital LLC

Aristides Fund QP, LP

Aristides Fund LP

 

 

By:   /s/ Christopher M. Brown                              
Christopher M. Brown, for himself  
and as the Managing Member of the  
General Partner (for itself and on  
behalf of each of the Funds)  

 

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