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What: Shares of Martin Midstream Partners(NASDAQ:MMLP) jumped as much as 15% today after its general partner announced a partnership.

So what: Martin Resource Management Corporation, who owns the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners, announced that it has partnered with Alinda Capital Partners. Alinda is one of the largest infrastructure investment firms in the world, with $7.8 billion in equity commitments and this may open up new drop-downs for Martin Midstream.  

Now what: We don't know the exact impact the partnership will have until new projects are announced or drop-downs emerge, but the goal is that this will lead to higher growth. I think this will open up some opportunities, but I don't think the surge today will last unless there are further announcements. I don't think this changes the investment thesis until we see how this helps the company in the long term.

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