We provide financial services consisting of debt and equity funding and political risk insurance origination for projects primary in sub-Sahara Africa.
DEBT AND EQUITY FUNDING
An enterprise financing need is driven by its growth, expansion or up-start financial potential relative to growing economic and market conditions for countries and regions in the world.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPIC was established as an agency of the U.S. government in 1971. It helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy.
With an international market focus, we are a Certified Chartered Member of OPIC’S Enterprise Development Network (EDN). As a member of EDN, we provide Loan and Political Risk Insurance Origination and Financial Advisory to small and midsize enterprises (SME) and governments. As an EDN Loan Originator, we are trained by EDN to provide consulting and assistance to Project Sponsors for financing requests submitted to OPIC for approval by OPIC Officials. With OPIC, we have the capacity to finance amounts from $100,000 up to $250 million in loan or guarantee per project.
Funds deployed directly by OPIC are in the form of debt financing using a loan/senior note instrument. In all categories of loans, the borrower must meet OPIC’S U.S. ownership and capitalization eligibility requirements. OPIC loans are based upon the following types of business activity.
Enterprise and Corporate
Enterprise Development Network Program. The EDN Program provides loans or guarantees for projects in a variety of business sectors.
Construction and Development Financing. Short-term funds to build houses for sale (and supports related secondary infrastructure development as well).
Home Mortgage Finance. This program is designed to provide access to long-term funding for homebuyers through mortgages.
Equity Capital and Investment Funds
We leverage our association with OPIC and utilized our network of contacts and associates to attract equity capital and investment funds as necessary, for project financing.
POLITICAL RISK INSURANCE
We originate political risk insurance (PRI) offered by OPIC. PRI is available to U.S. investors, contractors, exporters and financial institutions involved in international transactions. PRI can cover currency inconvertibility, expropriation and political violence, and is available for investments in new ventures, expansions of existing enterprises, privatizations and acquisitions with positive developmental benefits.