OPIC Selects Alexandria Exim, LLC as Originator In Enterprise Development Network
July 12, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has selected Alexandria Exim, LLC, an investment and project finance consulting company, to serve as an originator for a growing alliance with the private sector designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expanding into emerging markets overseas.
The alliance, the Enterprise Development Network (EDN), is expanding the ability of OPIC – the U.S. government agency charged with facilitating U.S. private sector investment in emerging markets – to provide financing to SMEs doing business in developing countries.
Through the support of financial institutions, business consultants, associations, law firms and regional investment promotion agencies, EDN is designed to enhance SME access to OPIC products and services. By empowering such service providers, the network is resulting in more efficient, cost-effective delivery of services to American businesses.
Alexandria Exim, LLC facilitates overseas investment by matching U.S. investors and corporations with host-country companies in emerging markets. It supports entrepreneurs seeking project finance by conducting market research, assessing investment potential, and developing project feasibility studies and business plans. Among its services: helping clients to obtain OPIC financing and political risk insurance; pre-qualifying investment projects; and preparing and submitting OPIC applications.
Alexandria Exim, LLC focuses on projects in the ASEAN economic community – Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – as well as other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It also targets investment projects in OPIC priority sectors, including sustainable agriculture; renewable energy; sustainable management of natural resources; housing and mortgage finance; microfinance; transportation infrastructure; water and sanitation; tourism; telecommunications; and medical equipment and hospital facilities.
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.
Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated an estimated $75 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 276,000 American jobs.