LEAWOOD, Kan. – Dec. 17, 2019 – In an effort to provide visibility to our shareholders, Tortoise Tax-Advantaged Social Infrastructure Fund (TSIFX) is providing additional detail on its recent decline in net asset value (NAV). This decline was a result of markdowns in investments in two charter schools that are operated by the same management company in Florida. The proceeds from these two investments were used to outfit buildings and equipment for a K-8 and High School in Broward County Florida.
In August of 2019, we recognized the two charter schools were behind their operating targets and began actively working with the management company on a long-term solution for these issues. Throughout the first half of the school year, the management company has continued to experience a combination of operating issues and enrollment weakness, which has ultimately led to a failure to make payments to TSIFX. Based on that situation, a subsequent drop in valuation and NAV occurred for TSIFX as of Dec. 13, 2019.
We continue to drive forward on a long-term solution for these schools, and despite this near-term issue, continue to believe in the long-term prospects for both schools. Their essentiality to the community remains strong and we hope our proposed solutions will help put the schools back on track. We ultimately believe this impairment to be temporary as we put the longer-term solution in place.
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