Form of Administrative Support Agreement between the Registrant and Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C

EX-10.8 13 fs12021a3ex10-8_tortoiseeco3.htm ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGREEMENT

Exhibit 10.8


TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III

5100 W. 115th Place

Leawood, KS 66211


[●], 2021


Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

5100 W. 115th Place

Leawood, KS 66211


Re:Administrative Support Agreement


Ladies and Gentlemen:


This letter agreement by and between TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III (the “Company”) and Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. (“Tortoise Capital Advisors”), dated as of the date hereof, will confirm our agreement that, commencing on the date the securities of the Company are first listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “Listing Date”), pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 and prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Registration Statement”) and continuing until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial business combination and the Company’s liquidation (in each case as described in the Registration Statement) (such earlier date hereinafter referred to as the “Termination Date”):


(i) Tortoise Capital Advisors shall make available (or cause other persons to make available) to the Company, at 5100 W. 115th Place, Leawood, KS 66211 (or any successor location of Tortoise Capital Advisors), certain office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support as may be reasonably required by the Company. As reimbursement therefor, the Company shall pay Tortoise Capital Advisors (and Tortoise Capital Advisors will receive on behalf of itself or, to the extent it causes another person to make support available to the Company, as nominee on behalf of such other person) the sum of $10,000 per month beginning on the Listing Date and continuing monthly thereafter until the Termination Date; provided, however, if the Listing Date occurs on a day other than the first day of the month, the first payment due under this letter agreement shall be pro-rated based on a 30 day month. Although the sums payable hereunder are fixed, the parties intend that such sums constitute solely a reimbursement for the costs described herein without any mark-up or other profits and agree that such fixed sums constitute a reasonable estimate of such costs.


(ii) Tortoise Capital Advisors hereby irrevocably waives any and all right, title, interest, causes of action and claims of any kind as a result of, or arising out of, this letter agreement (each, a “Claim”) in or to, and any and all right to seek payment of any amounts due to it out of, the trust account established for the benefit of the public shareholders of the Company and into which substantially all of the proceeds of the Company’s initial public offering will be deposited (the “Trust Account”), and hereby irrevocably waives any Claim it may have in the future, which Claim would reduce, encumber or otherwise adversely affect the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account, and further agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction of any Claim against the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account for any reason whatsoever.


This letter agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of its subject matter and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby.


This letter agreement may not be amended, modified or waived as to any particular provision, except by a written instrument executed by the parties hereto.


No party hereto may assign either this letter agreement or any of its rights, interests or obligations hereunder without the prior written approval of the other party; provided, however, that Tortoise Capital Advisors may assign this letter agreement, in whole or in part, to any other person that it directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, without the prior written approval of the Company. Any purported assignment in violation of this paragraph shall be void and ineffectual and shall not operate to transfer or assign any interest or title to the purported assignee.


This letter agreement constitutes the entire relationship of the parties hereto, and any litigation between the parties (whether grounded in contract, tort, statute, law or equity) shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its choice of laws principles.


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  Very truly yours,
  TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III
    Name:  Vincent T. Cubbage
    Title: Chief Executive Officer


  Name:  Michelle Johnston  
  Title: Authorized Signer  


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