By Jim Hynes, Managing Director
The recent increase in Rockspring’s international capital has spurred us to explore a more strategic, flexible and cost-effective option for our newest Texas land investment partners spanning across the U.S., Canada, Europe and other markets. As a result, we’ve established a new master-feeder strategy.
Popular within the oil and gas industry, a master-feeder structure allows a high degree of flexibility and is ultimately designed to facilitate and maximize the operating efficiencies, thereby reducing costs for land investment partners in a manner that transcends regulatory barriers.
The structure generally involves the use of a master fund (see diagram below) into which separate and distinct “hub” or feeder funds invest. U.S. taxable investors take advantage of investing in a U.S. limited partnership feeder fund, which through certain elections made at the time the structure is established, is tax effective for such taxable investors. Non-U.S. and U.S. tax-exempt investors subscribe via separate feeder funds to avoid coming directly within the U.S. tax regulatory net.
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This newest option is just another way we continue to provide value to our trusted partners, and we look forward to the success this new strategy will bring them.