Tortoise Capital Resources Corp. Announces Portfolio Company High Sierra Energy Closes Merger with NGL Energy Partners LP
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tortoise Capital Resources Corp. (NYSE: TTO) today announced that NGL Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NGL) has completed its previously announced merger with TTOs largest portfolio company, High Sierra Energy, LP and its affiliates (HS).
TTO received approximately $9.4 million in cash and approximately 1.2 million newly issued units of NGL. Based on yesterdays closing price and excluding any discount for restriction, the value of the NGL units received by TTO is approximately $28.2 million, implying aggregate consideration of approximately $37.6 million. TTO originally invested approximately $26.8 million in HS. The NGL units are not subject to a lock-up agreement, however, they can only be sold pursuant to an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)s registration requirements, such as Rule 144.
NGL announced that its management anticipates recommending an increase in the annual distribution from $1.45 to $1.65 per annum to the board of directors for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. TTO continues to believe that its investments, including the NGL units, should support a sustainable annualized distribution of not less than $0.44 per share, or $0.11 per share per quarter.
TTO also announced that the SEC (SCUR) declared its shelf registration statement on form S-3 effective on June 8, 2012.
About Tortoise Capital Resources Corp.
Tortoise Capital Resources Corp. (NYSE: TTO) is an energy infrastructure asset financing company that provides capital to pipeline, storage and power transmission operators. TTO's investments include securities and real assets with long-term, stable cash flows, limited commodity price sensitivity, and growth opportunities. TTO is managed by Corridor InfraTrust Management, LLC. Corridor is an affiliate of Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure investments with approximately $7.5 billion of assets under management as of May 31, 2012. For more information, visit Corridor's website at www.corridortrust.com.
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Rachel Stroer, 913-397-2797
Source: Tortoise Capital Resources Corp.Copyright Business Wire 2012