All around us, the nation's infrastructure is showing its age. In 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers has given the condition of America's infrastructure a rating of D+ and has estimated that $3.6 trillion of investment will be needed by 2020.*
Ullico Investment Advisors, Inc. ("UIA") has established the Ullico Infrastructure Fund ("UIF" or "Fund") to assist in the investment, maintenance and refurbishment of our nation's infrastructure. The Fund's investment goal is to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns with significant annual cash yield and relatively low volatility. UIA seeks to achieve this objective by building a diversified portfolio of equity investments with both minority and controlling interests. This investment strategy is intended to produce a greater number of portfolio investments in the Fund, improve diversification and reduce overall volatility.
UIF currently has investments in the utility and energy sectors and is exploring opportunities in all core sectors including transportation and social infrastructure.
In 2013 UIA completed its first two infrastructure investment deals. The first of these investments will make critical capital improvements to the water and wastewater infrastructure of Rialto, California. For the second infrastructure deal, UIF acquired a minority stake in an operating wind farm in the United States. In 2014, UIA completed a third infrastructure deal as a lender to solar power field owner.
*American Society of Civil Engineers' Report Card for America's Infrastructure is available at www.infrastructurereportcard.org
Note: The Fund and the units issued will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or under state securities laws. Investment in infrastructure is speculative, not suitable for all investors, and should be undertaken only by experienced and sophisticated investors who are willing to bear the risks of such an investment, which include, but are not limited to, lack of liquidity, restrictions on transferring ownership to the Fund, absence of information regarding valuation and pricing, and high fees and expenses. Potential investors in the Fund should carefully read the Confidential Private Placement Memorandum for a description of the potential risks associated with investment in the Fund.
Sector: Wind Energy Generation
• 69 MW facility
• 30 Siemens turbines
In 2013, UIF made its second infrastructure investment and its first in the energy sector. The fund acquired a minority stake in the largest operational wind farm in Hawaii. Wind energy is an important foundation of clean electricity in the United States.