Recovery of Investment Losses in Hi-Crush Partners LP
Have you suffered losses investing in Hi-Crush Partners LP? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Arbitration Claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
Hi-Crush Partners LP produces and supplies monocrystalline sand in the United States. The monocrystalline sand is a mineral that is used as a proppant to enhance the recovery rates of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells. It owns, operates, and develops sand reserves and related excavation and processing facilities. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing operations for oil and natural gas wells. It primarily serves pressure pumping service providers. Hi-Crush GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Hi-Crush Partners MLP was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Distributions in the Hi-Crush Partners LP came to a halt in Q3 of 2015 and of course the biggest risk to Hi-Crush Partners is energy prices remaining low, or even falling further, and failing to recover sufficiently by early 2017 to reignite demand for frack sand. For example, management says that the declines in sales volumes witnessed in Q4 have continued into Q1 and Q2 and it anticipates that will continue as long as decreased drilling and fracking activity continues.
MLPs are Risky
A Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. MLP’s receive the same tax benefits of a limited partnership combined with the liquidity of a publically traded security. In order to be classified as an MLP the partnership must receive 90% of its cash flow from a “qualifying source” – such as real estate, natural resources or commodities.
MLP’s are extremely complex and risky. They are only suitable for wealthy, sophisticated retail investors or institutional investors.
Brokerage firms that sell such products as Hi-Crush Partners, LP are required to perform adequate due diligence on the investments to ensure a reasonable likelihood of success, and to evaluate whether the investments are suitable in light of the client’s age, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives. Firms that fail to perform adequate due diligence, or that make unsuitable recommendations, can be held responsible for losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you suffered losses investing in Hi-Crush Partners LP or another MLP and would like a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510.
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