TRANSACTIONS BY SECTOR

ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Telecommunications: Represented the sponsor and borrower in connection with structuring debt and equity to finance the construction and operation of a telecom system in Albania.
  • Pan American Energy: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the debt restructuring of a 14 MWhydroelectric project in Guatemala.
  • EarthSpark International: Represent and advise the developer of a solar-powered micro grid project in Haiti in connection with local law regulatory issues, project documents and potential financing structures.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure: Represented the sponsor in connection with a concession agreement with the Government of Iraq; represent the sponsor and borrower in connection with loans from international banks to finance the construction and operation of a transportation system in Iraq.
  • Biofuel: Advised the developer and equity investor in connection with the structuring and financing of a biofuel project in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • ViVA Uganda: Advise the developer and equity investor in connection with the structuring and financing of an online property title registration system in Uganda.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure: Represented the sponsor and borrower in connection with loans from international banks to finance the construction and operation of a transportation and infrastructure system in the Middle East.

  • Watsonville Cogeneration Facility: Represented the equity participant in connection with the leveraged lease financing of 28.5 MW cogeneration facility in the United States.
  • Western Samoa Solar Power Plant: Represented the developer in connection with financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) of a 2.4 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Samoa. OPIC’s first project in Western Samoa.

FACILITY CONSTRUCTION

  • Warehouse Facility: Represented the sponsor and borrower in connection with a loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance the construction and operation of warehousing facilities in Argentina.
  • Braslo Produtos de Carne: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a meat processing facility in Brazil.
  • Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ghana.
  • African-American Trading Company: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a spice dehydration facility in Ghana.
  • ClearWater: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a carbonated water processing facility in Hungary.
  • International School of Kenia: Represented the International School of Kenya and the U.S. foundation sponsor 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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance the construction and expansion of a hospital in Pakistan.
  • Alcap Recycling Facility: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of a waste recycling facility in Poland.
  • Green Valley Dairy Farm: Advised owners and investors in connection with the financing of the expansion and operation of a dairy farm in Somaliland.
  • Raymond de Venezuela: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of an equipment manufacturing facility in Venezuela.

  • VTRAC: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the purchase, refurbishment and expansion of a hotel in Guatemala.
  • Honduras Homes: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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: Represent the project sponsors, borrowers and construction contractor in connection with a loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance the redevelopment and expansion of an affordable housing community in Honduras.
  • Jopa Villas: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the construction and development of middle-income housing in Kenya.
  • Mongolian Resorts: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 sponsors and borrower in connection with a loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance the construction and development of low-income housing in Panama.

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT LEASING/FRANCHISES

  • Mail Boxes Etc.: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to finance the construction and operation, and expansion of a chain, of U.S. restaurants in Egypt.
  • Camas Ghana: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the purchase, installation and operation of cocoa-bean sorting equipment in Ghana.
  • Global Design: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of the establishment and operation of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Panama.
  • ZAO Europlan: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of a submarine reef exploration project in Thailand.
  • US Airways: Represented Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce North America in connection with an $86 million debt refinancing to finance sales of aircraft to US Airways.
  • Continental Airlines: Represented Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce North America in connection with $400 million of Rolls-Royce-guaranteed financing for aircraft sold to Continental Airlines through public and private debt offerings.
  • Continental Airlines: Represented Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce North America in connection with $200 million of Rolls-Royce-guaranteed bridge financing for aircraft sold to Continental Airlines.
  • United Airlines: Represented the equity participant in connection with 30 leveraged lease financings of aircraft sold to United Airlines through the issuance of pass-through trust certificates.
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company: Represented the equity participant and guarantor in connection with a $210 million leveraged lease financing of rail equipment in the United States through the public offering of pass-through trust certificates.
  • Mazda Motor Company: Represented the equity participant in connection with the leveraged lease financing of an automobile manufacturing facility in the United States.
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals: Represented the equity participant in connection with the leveraged lease financing of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States.
  • General Motors/Saturn Plant: Represented the equity participant in connection with the leveraged lease financing of manufacturing equipment in the United States.

  • Texaco Service Stations: Represented the construction lender in the leverage lease financing of multiple gas service stations in the United States.

LOAN RESTRUCTURINGS AND WORKOUTS

  • Servicio Grafico Quipus: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the successful sale of shares in connection with the restructuring of an OPIC loan that financed the construction of a hotel in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Agro Tech: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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.
  • Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 from 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 defaulted loan made to a Cyprus company to finance the establishment and operation of a real estate franchise in Russia and Ukraine.

FINANCIAL SERVICES/LOAN GUARANTIES

  • 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).
  • Bayport Management Ltd: Represented Bayport Management Ltd (BML) in connection with a $250 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to fund BML’s strategic growth aspirations in Africa and Latin America.
  • 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.
  • Rand Merchant Bank Facility: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the capitalization and financing of the Ghana Home Loans bank mortgage company to finance primary and secondary mortgages in Ghana.
  • Ghana Financial Services: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a joint venture to provide financial services to low- and middle-income individuals in Ghana.
  • IMMDF: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with an OPIC debt facility 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 OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support micro enterprise, small enterprise and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • LEDFC Reconstruction Facility: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $20 million loan to Liberia Enterprise Development Fund Company (LEDFC) to support reconstruction efforts in Liberia.
  • SA Taxi: Represented SA Taxi, a provider of minibus taxi financing in South Africa, in connection with a $200 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and other development finance institutions to expand SA Taxi’s financial services business in South Africa.
  • Mortgage Finance: Represented CHF International in connection with the development of a mortgage finance company to support housing mortgages in the West Bank.

  • Middle East Investment Initiative: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with a $110 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility 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 OPIC debt for SME investments in frontier and emerging market countries. OPIC’s first fund-of-funds facility.
  • SEAF Global Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds in connection with a $30 million OPIC loan to finance downstream loans to SMEs worldwide.
  • MicroVest: Represent MicroVest and its related funds in connection with debt and equity investments worldwide.
  • SEAF Afghanistan Facility: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds 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 in connection with a $30 million co-lending facility with OPIC to finance downstream loans and equipment leases to SMEs in Afghanistan.
  • LeapFrog Investments: Advise LeapFrog Investments in connection with various equity investments in Africa and Asia.
  • Actis Fund: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $50 million investment guaranty provided to Actis Fund for private equity investments in Asia.
  • SEAF Bangladesh Fund: Represented Small Enterprise Assistance Funds in connection with a $20 million equity investment with the International Finance Corporation to support economic development of SMEs in Bangladesh.
  • Paladin Fund: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $35 million investment guaranty provided to Paladin Fund for real estate investments in Latin America.
  • Conduit Fund: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $60 million investment guaranty provided to Conduit Fund for private equity investments in Latin America.
  • Counterpart International: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with the financing of a venture capital fund targeting investments in environmentally-focused SMEs in the Philippines.

  • Microfinance Fund: Represented a microfinance investment company in connection with the restructuring of a fund that supports microfinance loans in Tanzania and Uganda.

MICROFINANCE

  • Deutsche Bank/FINCA Microfinance Fund: Represented FINCA International in connection with a subordinated debt financing to provide FINCA banks in Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with $100 million in loan capital for on-lending to micro borrowers. First single microfinance network subordinated debt deal, and first microfinance subordinated debt deal successfully completed since 2007.
  • 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.
  • 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 numerous loans from international finance institutions to provide FINCA banks with loan capital for on-lending to micro borrowers.
  • MEMCO: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with an OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance and SME loans made by the Middle East Micro Credit Company in Jordan.
  • CHF Microfinance and Housing Facility: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a $30 million OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance and housing loans in Lebanon.
  • Kiva Microfund Facility: Represented a global microfinance fund in connection with an agreement with Kiva to raise debt capital online to fund microfinance loans in Myanmar.
  • Tameer MicroFinance Bank: Represented Global Communities (formerly CHF International) in connection with an OPIC loan facility to support microfinance loans in Pakistan.
  • 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 an OPIC-guaranteed debt facility to support microfinance and housing loans in the West Bank.

POLITICAL RISK INSURANCE

  • Djibouti Salt Mine: Represented the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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 the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (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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