Doing Business with OPIC

President Trump Signs Build Act into Law

On October 1, 2019, OPIC will be renamed the “U.S. International Development Finance Corporation” and will merge OPIC’s expanded authority to provide more flexible and innovative financial products with USAID’s Development Credit Agency (DCA). Click here to read more about OPIC’s exciting future:

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OPIC-logoFormerly an Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ms. Nordgren represents project sponsors, private equity funds and borrowers seeking to do business with OPIC. Ms. Nordgren works closely with OPIC’s business and legal teams to facilitate the structuring, negotiation and closing of OPIC finance and political risk insurance transactions. Ms. Nordgren assists her clients in preparing loan and insurance applications, structuring transactions and security packages, negotiating business terms, finalizing documents, and managing transactions to reach financial close and disbursement.

Ms. Nordgren is uniquely positioned to provide legal advice and support where other attorneys and firms cannot. She has both specific experience with OPIC’s internal processes and procedures, as well as extensive in-country legal and business due diligence experience. Ms. Nordgren liaises with tax attorneys, works alongside clients’ in-house and external counsel, and manages local counsel, all to provide complete legal coverage for a particular transaction. As a project progresses, Ms. Nordgren maintains a close relationship with her client, whether to complete subsequent disbursements or, where necessary, to negotiate new terms, or to restructure project debt or equity.

Ms. Nordgren has closed dozens of finance and insurance transactions with OPIC and has mobilized over $5 billion of capital across over thirty emerging markets countries. While at OPIC, Ms. Nordgren helped develop and structure OPIC’s risk-sharing guaranty program with Citibank, closing fifteen framework transactions across nine world regions. Not until April of 2014 did OPIC and Citibank close a subsequent risk-sharing guaranty facility.

OPIC Transactions by Sector

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Energy, Infrastructure, and Telecommunications
  • Pan American Energy: Represented OPIC in connection with a $250 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance the expansion of oil development activities in Argentina.
  • Maritza III Power Plant: Represented OPIC in connection with a $200 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance the development of a 600 MW independent power generation facility in Bulgaria.
  • El Salvador Solar Power Plants: Represent the developer in connection with financing from OPIC of 8 photovoltaic solar power plants with an aggregate capacity of 22.56 MW across 4 different sites in El Salvador.
  • Tecnoguat Matanzas: Represented OPIC in connection with the debt restructuring of a 14 MW hydroelectric project in Guatemala.
  • Western Samoa Solar Power Plant: Represent the developer in connection with financing from OPIC of a 2.4 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Western Samoa. OPIC’s first project in Western Samoa. OPIC’s first project in Western Samoa.
Facility Construction
  • Warehouse Facility: Represented the sponsor and borrower in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and operation of warehousing facilities in Argentina.
  • Braslo Produtos de Carne: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a meat processing facility in Brazil.
  • Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the privatization and expansion of a pharmaceutical distribution plant in Ghana, as well as the successful negotiation of the equity restructuring and sale of the OPIC loan.
  • LaGray Pharmaceutical: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ghana.
  • African-American Trading Company: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a spice dehydration facility in Ghana.
  • ClearWater: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a carbonated water processing facility in Hungary.
  • International School of Kenya: Represented the International School of Kenya in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and expansion of its school in Kenya.
  • Hospital Expansion: Represented a U.S. foundation sponsor in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and expansion of a hospital in Pakistan.
  • Alcap Recycling Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a waste recycling facility in Poland.
  • Raymond de Venezuela: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of an equipment manufacturing facility in Venezuela.
  • VTRAC: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a storage facility in Vietnam.
Affordable Housing and Hotel Construction
  • Roumel Development Corporation: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and development of low-income housing in Bosnia & Herzegovina. OPIC’s first project in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • Casa Encantadas: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the purchase, refurbishment and expansion of a hotel in Guatemala.
  • Honduras Homes: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of, and issuance of political risk insurance in connection with, the construction and development of low-income housing in Honduras.
  • Jopa Villas: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and development of middle-income housing in Kenya.
  • Inter-Mac Honduras: Represent the project sponsors, borrowers and construction contractor in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the redevelopment and expansion of an affordable housing community in Honduras.
  • Mongolian Resorts: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction of an eco-tourist camp and tourist facility in Mongolia. OPIC’s first project in Mongolia.
  • MVB Panama: Represented the sponsors and borrower in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and development of low-income housing in Panama.

EQUIPMENT LEASING/FRANCHISES

  • Mail Boxes Etc.: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the establishment and operation of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Belize.
  • AMECO Foods: Represented the sponsor in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and operation, and expansion of a chain, of U.S. restaurants in Egypt.
  • Camas Ghana: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the purchase, installation and operation of cocoa-bean sorting equipment in Ghana, as well as the successful negotiation of the restructuring of the OPIC loan.
  • Global Design: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the establishment and operation of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Panama.
  • ZAO Europlan: Represented OPIC in connection with a $40 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance an equipment leasing portfolio in Russia/CIS.
  • Pacific Sub-Sea Saipan: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of a submarine reef exploration project in Thailand.
Loan Restructurings and Workouts
  • Servicio Grafico Quipus: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring of an OPIC loan that financed the purchase of equipment for the expansion of a printing company in Bolivia.
  • Fresh Start Bakeries Industrial: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful assignment and transfer of an OPIC loan that financed the construction and operation of a bakery in Brazil.
  • SCI Cocoma: Represented OPIC in connection with a successful sale of shares as part of the restructuring of an OPIC loan that financed the construction of a hotel in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Agro Tech: Represented OPIC in the successful negotiation of a settlement agreement with the project sponsors in connection with OPIC loans that financed the production and processing of poultry in the Dominican Republic.
  • Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring of the equity and sale of the OPIC loan that financed the privatization and expansion of a pharmaceutical facility in Ghana.
  • Camas Ghana: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring of the OPIC loan that financed the purchase, installation and operation of cocoa-bean sorting equipment in Ghana.
  • Teberebie Goldfields: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring and sale of an OPIC loan that financed the construction and expansion of a gold production facility in Ghana.
  • Inter-Mac Honduras: Represented the construction contractor in the successful acquisition of an affordable housing community in Honduras; represent the project sponsors, borrowers and construction contractor in connection with the restructuring of a loan provided by OPIC to finance the redevelopment and expansion of the project.
  • Telecommunications: Represented a sponsor and borrower in negotiations with OPIC to restructure the equity and the OPIC loan that financed a telecommunications project in Russia.
  • Century 21 Real Estate Franchise: Represented a U.S. company in connection with the successful purchase and restructuring of a loan made by OPIC to finance the establishment and operation of a real estate franchise in Russia and the Ukraine.
Financial Services/Loan Guaranties
  • WorldBusiness Capital, Inc.: Represented WorldBusiness Capital, Inc. in connection with loans made to middle market businesses, projects, and financial institutions worldwide under a framework guaranty agreement with OPIC.
  • Bayport Management Ltd: Represented Bayport Management Ltd (BML) in connection with a $250 million loan from OPIC to fund BML’s strategic growth aspirations in Africa and Latin America.
  • Citibank Project Finance Facilities: Represented OPIC in connection with $1.3 billion of OPIC-guaranteed debt to support loans made by Citibank under fifteen facilities in Pakistan, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia/CIS, Asia, and Central America.
  • Rand Merchant Bank Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $200 million co-lending facility with Rand Merchant Bank to finance downstream projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ghana Home Loans: Represented OPIC in connection with the capitalization and financing of the Ghana Home Loans bank mortgage company to finance primary and secondary mortgages in Ghana.
  • IMMDF: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility provided by OPIC to support loans made by the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation in Iraq.
  • OPIC Microenterprise, Small Enterprise and Housing Facility: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a $25 million debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support micro enterprise, small enterprise and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • LEDFC Reconstruction Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $20 million loan to Liberia Enterprise Development Fund Company (LEDFC) to support reconstruction efforts in Liberia.
  • SA Taxi: Represent SA Taxi, a provider of minibus taxi financing in South Africa, in connection with a $200 million loan from OPIC and other development finance institutions to expand SA Taxi’s financial services business in South Africa.
  • Middle East Investment Initiative: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a $110 million debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support loans in the West Bank and Gaza.
Private Equity Funds
  • Sarona Frontier Markets Fund: Represented Sarona Asset Management in connection with a $250 million facility leveraged with $87.5 million of debt provided by OPIC for SME investments in frontier and emerging market countries. OPIC’s first fund-of-funds facility.
  • SEAF Global Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $30 million loan provided by OPIC to finance downstream loans to SMEs worldwide.
  • SEAF Afghanistan Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $50 million loan from OPIC to finance downstream loans and equipment leases to SMEs in Afghanistan.
  • SEAF Co-Lending Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $30 million co-lending facility with OPIC to finance downstream loans and equipment leases to SMEs in Afghanistan.
  • Actis Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $50 million investment guaranty provided to Actis Fund for private equity investments in Asia.
  • Paladin Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $35 million investment guaranty provided to Paladin Fund for real estate investments in Latin America.
  • Conduit Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $60 million investment guaranty provided to Conduit Fund for private equity investments in Latin America.
  • Counterpart International: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of a venture capital fund targeting investments in environmentally-focused SMEs in the Philippines.
Microfinance
  • Citibank Microfinance Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $70 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance loans made by Citibank in 48 emerging market countries.
  • CHF Microfinance and Housing Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $30 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • CHF/Express Finance: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with loans from OPIC and other international finance institutions for on-lending to S.C. Express Finance, a microfinance bank in Romania.
  • CHF Microfinance/Housing Facility: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support microfinance and housing loans in the West Bank.
  • CHF/Express Finance: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with loans from OPIC and other international finance institutions for on-lending to S.C. Express Finance, a microfinance bank in Romania.
Political Risk Insurance
  • Djibouti Salt Mine: Represented OPIC in connection with the issuance of $60 million of political risk insurance to cover structured export notes to finance the construction and operation of a salt mine in the Republic of Djibouti.
  • Bucheit International: Represented OPIC in the successful defense of, and arbitral award with respect to, an expropriation and political violence claim brought in connection with an equity investment in a construction project in Gaza.
  • Rota International: Represented OPIC in the successful defense of, and arbitral award with respect to, an expropriation claim made under an OPIC political risk insurance contract covering the equity investment in a cashew production facility in Guinea-Bissau.
  • IEC Gas Pipeline: Represented OPIC in connection with the negotiation of Non-Honoring of Sovereign Guaranty expropriation coverage for a $250 million loan to finance the construction and operation of an offshore natural gas pipeline in Israel.
  • Josco: Represented OPIC in the successful settlement and recovery of an expropriation claim brought in connection with an equity investment in a vegetable processing facility in Jamaica.
  • Cerro Verde Copper Mine: Represented OPIC in connection with the negotiation of inconvertibility, expropriation, and political violence coverage for a $250 million equity investment to finance the privatization, upgrade and expansion of an open-pit copper mine in Peru.
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OPIC Transactions by Region

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Africa
  • Bayport Management Ltd: Represented Bayport Management Ltd (BML) in connection with a $250 million loan from OPIC to fund BML’s strategic growth aspirations in Africa.
  • Rand Merchant Bank Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $200 million co-lending facility with Rand Merchant Bank to finance downstream projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • SCI Cocoma: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful negotiation of the sale of shares as part of the restructuring of an OPIC loan that financed the construction of a hotel in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Djibouti Salt Mine: Represented OPIC in connection with the issuance of $60 million of political risk insurance to cover the debt financing of the construction and operation of a salt mine in the Republic of Djibouti.
  • Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the privatization and expansion of a pharmaceutical distribution plant in Ghana, as well as the successful negotiation of the equity restructuring and sale of the OPIC loan.
  • LaGray Pharmaceutical: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ghana.
  • African-American Trading Company: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a spice dehydration facility in Ghana.
  • Camas Ghana: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the purchase, installation and operation of cocoa-bean sorting equipment in Ghana, as well as the successful negotiation of the restructuring of the OPIC loan.
  • Teberebie Goldfields: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring and sale of an OPIC loan that financed the construction and expansion of a gold production facility in Ghana.
  • Ghana Home Loans: Represented OPIC in connection with the capitalization and financing of the Ghana Home Loans bank mortgage company to finance primary and secondary mortgages in Ghana.
  • Rota International: Represented OPIC in the successful defense of, and arbitral award with respect to, an expropriation claim made under an OPIC political risk insurance contract covering the equity investment in a cashew production facility in Guinea-Bissau.
  • International School of Kenya: Represented the International School of Kenya in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and expansion of its school in Kenya.
  • Jopa Villas: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and development of middle-income housing in Kenya.
  • LEDFC Reconstruction Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $20 million loan to Liberia Enterprise Development Fund Company for reconstruction efforts in Liberia.
  • SA Taxi: Represent SA Taxi, a provider of minibus taxi financing in South Africa, in connection with a $200 million loan from OPIC and other development finance institutions to expand SA Taxi’s financial services business in South Africa.
The Americas
  • Bayport Management Ltd: Represented Bayport Management Ltd (BML) in connection with a $250 million loan from OPIC to fund BML’s strategic growth aspirations in Latin America.
  • Paladin Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $35 million investment guaranty provided to Paladin Fund for real estate investments in Latin America.
  • Conduit Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $60 million investment guaranty provided to Conduit Fund for private equity investments in Latin America.
  • Pan American Energy: Represented OPIC in connection with a $250 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance the expansion of oil development activities in Argentina.
  • Warehouse Facility: Represented the sponsor and borrower in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and operation of warehousing facilities in Argentina.
  • Mail Boxes Etc.: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the establishment and operation of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Belize.
  • Servicio Grafico Quipus: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful restructuring of an OPIC loan that financed the purchase of equipment for the expansion of a printing company in Bolivia.
  • Braslo Produtos de Carne: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a meat processing facility in Brazil.
  • Fresh Start Bakeries Industrial: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful assignment and transfer of an OPIC loan that financed the construction and operation of a bakery in Brazil.
  • Agro Tech: Represented OPIC in connection with the successful negotiation of a settlement agreement with the project sponsors in connection with OPIC loans that financed the production and processing of poultry in the Dominican Republic.
  • El Salvador Solar Power Plants: Represented the developer in connection with financing from OPIC of 8 photovoltaic solar power plants with an aggregate capacity of 22.56 MW across 4 different sites in El Salvador.
  • Tecnoguat Matanzas: Represented OPIC in connection with the debt restructuring of a 14 MW hydroelectric project in Guatemala.
  • Casa Encantadas: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the purchase, refurbishment and expansion of a hotel in Guatemala.
  • Honduras Homes: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of, and issuance of political risk insurance in connection with, the construction and development of low-income housing in Honduras.
  • Inter-Mac Honduras: Represented the construction contractor in the successful acquisition of an affordable housing community in Honduras; represent the project sponsors, borrowers and construction contractor in connection with the restructuring of a loan from OPIC to finance the redevelopment and expansion of the project.
  • Josco: Represented OPIC in the successful settlement and recovery of an expropriation claim brought in connection with an equity investment in a vegetable processing facility in Jamaica.
  • Global Design: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the establishment and operation of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Panama.
  • MVB Panama: Represented the sponsors and borrower in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and development of low-income housing in Panama.
  • Cerro Verde Copper Mine: Represented OPIC in connection with the negotiation of inconvertibility, expropriation, and political violence coverage for a $250 million equity investment to finance the privatization, upgrade and expansion of an open-pit copper mine in Peru.
  • Raymond de Venezuela: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of an equipment manufacturing facility in Venezuela.
Asia
  • Actis Fund: Represented OPIC in connection with a $50 million investment guaranty provided to Actis Fund for private equity investments in Asia.
  • SEAF Afghanistan Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $50 million loan from OPIC to finance downstream loans and equipment leases to SMEs in Afghanistan.
  • SEAF Co-Lending Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $30 million co-lending facility with OPIC to finance downstream loans and equipment leases to SMEs in Afghanistan.
  • Mongolian Resorts: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction of an eco-tourist camp and tourist facility in Mongolia. OPIC’s first project in Mongolia.
  • Tameer MicroFinance Bank: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility provided by OPIC to support microfinance loans made by Tameer MicroFinance Bank in Pakistan.
  • Hospital Expansion: Represented a U.S. foundation in connection with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and expansion of a hospital in Pakistan.
  • Counterpart International: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of a venture capital fund targeting investments in environmentally-focused SMEs in the Philippines.
  • Pacific Sub-Sea Saipan: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of a submarine reef exploration project in Thailand.
  • VTRAC: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a storage facility in Vietnam.
  • Western Samoa Solar Power Plant: Represent the developer in connection with financing from OPIC of a 2.4 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Samoa. OPIC’s first project in Western Samoa.
Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Roumel Development Corporation: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and development of low-income housing in Bosnia & Herzegovina. OPIC’s first project in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • Maritza III Power Plant: Represented OPIC in connection with a $200 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance the development of a 600 MW independent power generation facility in Bulgaria.
  • ClearWater: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a carbonated water processing facility in Hungary.
  • Alcap Recycling Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a waste recycling facility in Poland.
  • CHF/Express Finance: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with loans from OPIC and other international finance institutions for on-lending to S.C. Express Finance, a microfinance bank in Romania.
  • Telecommunications: Represented a sponsor and borrower in negotiations with OPIC to restructure equity and the OPIC loan that financed a telecommunications project in Russia.
  • ZAO Europlan: Represented OPIC in connection with a $40 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to finance an equipment leasing portfolio in Russia/CIS.
  • Century 21 Real Estate Franchise: Represented a U.S. company in connection with the successful purchase and restructuring of a loan made by OPIC to finance the establishment and operation of a real estate franchise in Russia and the Ukraine.
Middle East
  • AMECO Foods: Represented the sponsor in conneciton with a loan from OPIC to finance the construction and operation, and expansion, of a chain of U.S. restaurants in Egypt.
  • Bucheit International: Represented OPIC in the successful defense of, and arbitral award with respect to, an expropriation and political violence claim brought in connection with an equity investment in a construction project in Gaza.
  • IEC Gas Pipeline: Represented OPIC in connection with the negotiation of Non-Honoring of Sovereign Guaranty expropriation coverage for a $250 million loan to finance the construction and operation of an offshore natural gas pipeline in Israel.
  • IMMDF: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility provided by OPIC to support SME loans made by the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation in Iraq.
  • MEMCO: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support microfinance and SME loans made by the Middle East Micro Credit Company in Jordan.
  • CHF Microfinance and Housing Facility: Represented OPIC in connection with a $30 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • OPIC Microenterprise, Small Enterprise and Housing Facility: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a $25 million debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support microenterprise, small enterprise and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • CHF Microfinance/Housing Facility: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support microfinance and housing loans in the West Bank.
  • Middle East Investment Initiative: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a $110 million debt facility guaranteed by OPIC to support loans in the West Bank and Gaza.
Global
  • WorldBusiness Capital, Inc.: Represent WorldBusiness Capital, Inc. in connection with loans made to middle market businesses, projects, and financial institutions worldwide under a framework guaranty agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
  • Sarona Frontier Markets Fund: Represent Sarona Asset Management in connection with a $250 million facility leveraged with $87.5 million of debt provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for SME investments in frontier and emerging market countries. OPIC’s first fund-of-funds facility.
  • Citibank Project Finance Facilities: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with $1.3 billion of OPIC-guaranteed debt to support loans made by Citibank under fifteen facilities in Pakistan, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia/CIS, Asia, and Central America.
  • Citibank Microfinance Facility: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $70 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance loans made by Citibank in 48 emerging market countries.
  • SEAF Global Facility: Represent Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) in connection with a $30 million loan provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance downstream loans to SMEs worldwide.
  • MicroVest: Represent MicroVest and its related funds in connection with debt and equity investments worldwide.
  • FINCA Microfinance Notes: Represented FINCA International in connection with a $50 million public debt offering for online micro lending worldwide through Micro Place.
  • FINCA Microfinance Facilities: Represented FINCA International in connection with loans from international finance institutions to provide FINCA banks with loan capital for on-lending to micro borrowers worldwide.
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Current OPIC Initiatives:

OPIC 2X WOMEN’S INITIATIVE. Under this initiative, OPIC will invest $350 million in projects that will support lending to women-owned and women-led businesses, mobilizing $1 billion in capital to invest in women in developing countries.

ALIGNED CAPITAL. In 2015 OPIC implemented this program to match potential investors with innovative entrepreneurs seeking financing for projects. The database correlates developer and investor preferences by sector, geography and financial instrument, and alerts participating investors to opportunities that match their criteria.

GREEN GUARANTIES. These U.S. government guaranties adhere to the Green Bond Principles of 2014 and provide investors and institutional financial portfolios an opportunity to invest in several “green” sectors, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable waste management and clean water.

INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY PROGRAM (IFIP). OPIC launched IFIP in November 2013 to support smaller-scale, financial intermediaries/vehicles, with a specific focus on innovation and developmental impact.

PORTFOLIO FOR IMPACT. This program provides financing to impact investing projects that offer significant potential for positive social impact but may face challenges obtaining financing because they are small or early stage.

About OPIC:

OPIC mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and, in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. OPIC helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues and creating job and growth opportunities at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guaranties, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. For more information, visit: www.opic.gov.

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