Energy 11, L.P. is an illiquid, non-traded limited partnership sold as private placement security exclusively by broker-dealer David Lerner Associates, Inc. The limited partnership invests in the oil, gas, and energy sector, which has been extremely volatile the past several years. Energy 11 was not suitable for most conservative or retired investors.
On November 5, 2011, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy 11 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy 11, L.P. (“Energy 11”), sent a letter to investors of Energy 11 notifying them that partial distributions would resume after a nearly two-year hiatus. The amount of the distribution will be 50% of the regular monthly distribution.
In March 2020, Energy 11 suspended monthly distributions to its limited partners as the partnership took on massive debt. Unbeknownst to many investors, the distributions were merely a return of the limited partner’s original capital investment, not a dividend. Energy 11 currently owes 21 months of unpaid distributions to its limited partners, totaling approximately $42 million.