Equipment Leasing Funds

ATEL 17's portfolio objective is to diversify by equipment type, industry, lessee, geographic location, and asset class. The Fund gives individual investors an opportunity to invest in the equipment leasing industry. The Fund's objective is to preserve and return invested capital, provide regular cash distributions through its operating period and additional cash distributions through liquidation. By investing in a portfolio of long-lived capital equipment, a significant portion of cash distributions may be tax deferred during the early years of operations, primarily from depreciation deductions. Additionally, the value of Fund equipment may provide investors with a hedge against inflation.

ATEL 17 Fund Prospectus

Investors are encouraged to read the Prospectus for ATEL 17, LLC (“the Fund”) carefully. This brochure constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein. The offering is made only by means of the Prospectus which must accompany or precede this brochure. An investment in the Fund is not suitable for all investors. See the Prospectus under “Who Should Invest” for detailed information on applicable Fund and state suitability standards.

Risk Factors*


  • Most of the Fund’s distributions will be, and most of the prior ATEL programs’ distributions have been, a return of capital
  • Economic recession and changes in general economic conditions, including fluctuations in demand for equipment, lease rates and interest rates may, and in certain past programs have, resulted in delays in investment and reinvestment, delays in leasing, re-leasing and disposition of its investments and reduced returns on invested capital
  • The Fund’s performance is subject to risks relating to lessee and borrower defaults
  • The Fund’s performance is subject to risks relating to the value of its investments when it seeks to sell them in its liquidation phase
  • The Fund will borrow to buy some of its investments and, if the Fund’s revenues are insufficient to repay borrowed funds, the Fund will incur a loss of assets used as collateral
  • No market exists for the units and investors may be unable to sell their units or able to sell their units only at a significant discount
  • Except as may be set forth in a supplement to the Prospectus, the Fund has not specified any of its investments, so investors cannot evaluate the risks or potential returns from such investments
  • Investors must rely on ATEL to manage the Fund; the Fund will pay ATEL substantial fees which may result in conflicts of interest
  • The Fund does not guarantee its distributions or the return of investors’ capital
  • The Manager will be subject to certain conflicts of interest
  • If the Fund receives only the minimum capital, it will be more difficult to diversify its investment portfolio
  • Investors should consider an investment in the Fund as a long term investment
  • The Fund expects to make its final distribution approximately ten or eleven years after the termination of the offering, however, there can be no assurance as to the final liquidation date
*For a discussion of these and other risk factors, see “Risk Factors”, page 4 of the ATEL 17 Prospectus. Equipment lessees and manufacturers depicted and identified herein are from prior ATEL Funds. Although representative of the types of equipment, lessees and manufacturers intended to be in the Fund’s portfolio, investors in the Fund will not acquire an interest in any of the equipment or transactions described herein.


The Benefits of Owning ATEL 17:

  • Tax advantaged cash flow prior to reinvestment
  • Hard asset collateralization
  • Upside potential through residuals
  • Portfolio diversification
  • Potential inflation hedge
  • Own and finance the assets that keep our economy moving


ATEL 17 Structure:

  • Operating leases to investment grade credits or high quality corporate credits
  • Primarily long-life, low obsolescence, business-necessary equipment
  • Portfolio diversified by equipment type, industry sector, geographic location and asset class
  • Depreciation provides passive losses that can be used to offset passive income
  • Greater than 90% retention rate



  • See page 1 of prospectus for individual state requirements
  • Minimum Investment - $5,000


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