7/23/2019 TEAF

Tortoise Essential Assets Income Term Fund (NYSE: TEAF) Provides Update on Fund’s Direct Investments


LEAWOOD, Kan. – July 23, 2019 –Tortoise Essential Assets Income Term Fund (NYSE: TEAF) provides an update on direct investments.   

Since the last update issued on June 4, 2019, the fund closed on three direct social infrastructure investments totaling approximately $6.7 million. The fund also expects to close in the coming weeks on an additional $9 million social infrastructure investment and a $17.8 million portfolio of solar projects that will bring the fund’s total direct investment commitments to $56.3 million or 19% of the portfolio.

The social infrastructure direct investments include follow-on financing for a charter school in Idaho with capacity to serve 550 students, a new charter school in Florida and a new senior living facility in Wisconsin with 179 units offering the continuum of care including independent and assisted living and memory care.

“Our goal is to allocate approximately 60% of the portfolio into direct investments within the first year,” said Portfolio Manager Nick Holmes. ”We have made significant progress and remain confident that we are on track to meet that goal.”

TEAF is managed with a long-term focus on essential assets through public and direct investments across social infrastructure, sustainable infrastructure and energy infrastructure. These assets tend to be uncorrelated assets that have attractive potential for high total return with an emphasis on current income as well as a relatively inelastic demand profile.

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Contact information

Pam Kearney, Investor and Public Relations, (866) 362-9331, pkearney@tortoiseadvisors.com