Bloom Energy Corp false 0001664703 0001664703 2023-09-29 2023-09-29





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2023





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(Commission File Number)


Delaware   77-0565408
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


4353 North First Street, San Jose, California   95134
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

408 543-1500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:



Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)



Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   BE   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 8.01

Other Events.

On September 29, 2023, Bloom Energy Corporation (the “Company”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a prospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-260464), filed with the SEC on October 25, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”), covering the resale by SK ecoplant Co., Ltd. (“SK ecoplant”) and Econovation, LLC (“Econovation”), an affiliated entity of SK ecoplant of which SK ecoplant is the managing member, of up to 23,491,701 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A common stock”), consisting of (i) up to 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock held by SK ecoplant and (ii) up to 13,491,701 shares of Class A common stock held by Econovation.

A copy of the legal opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP relating to the validity of the Shares is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1 and is incorporated herein by reference, and is filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits





  5.1    Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP.
23.1    Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
104    Cover page interactive data file (embedded within the inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 29, 2023     By:  

/s/ Shawn M. Soderberg

      Shawn M. Soderberg
      EVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit 5.1


  140 Scott Drive
  Menlo Park, California 94025
  Tel: +1.650.328.4600 Fax: +1.650.463.2600


  Austin    Milan
  Beijing    Munich
  Boston    New York
  Brussels    Orange County
  Century City    Paris
  Chicago    Riyadh
September 29, 2023   Dubai    San Diego
  Düsseldorf    San Francisco
  Frankfurt    Seoul
  Hamburg    Shanghai
Bloom Energy Corporation   Hong Kong    Silicon Valley
4353 North First Street   Houston    Singapore
San Jose, California 95134   London    Tel Aviv
  Los Angeles    Tokyo
  Madrid    Washington, D.C.



Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-260464); Up to 23,491,701 shares of Class A Common Stock

To the addressee set forth above:

We have acted as special counsel to Bloom Energy Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the resale from time to time by the selling stockholders (the “Selling Stockholders”) named in the Prospectus Supplement (as defined below) of up to 23,491,701 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”). The resale of the Shares is being registered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on October 25, 2021 (Registration No. 333-260464) (the “Registration Statement”), a base prospectus dated October 25, 2021 included in the Registration Statement at the time it originally became effective (the “Base Prospectus”), and a prospectus supplement dated September 29, 2023 filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Act (the “Prospectus Supplement,” and together with the Base Prospectus, the “Prospectus”).

This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issuance of the Shares.

As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter. With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company, the Selling Stockholders and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are opining herein as to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.

September 29, 2023

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Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, the Shares have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company and are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Prospectus Supplement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on September 29, 2023 and to the reference to our firm contained in the Prospectus Supplement under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.




/s/ Latham & Watkins LLP

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