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OPIC Selects Premium Consulting, HAMMKE SAS as Originators in Enterprise Development Network


April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has selected two organizations – Premium Consulting, a Lagos, Nigeria-based business and financial advisory firm, and HAMKKE, SAS, a Colombian consulting firm specializing in international business and corporate services – to serve as originators 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’s development finance institution, to provide SME financing in emerging markets.
 
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.
 
Premium Consulting is made up of innovative, experienced professionals with specialized skills in Project Finance & Management, Financial Planning & Management, Private Placement, Business Recovery & Insolvency Practice, Corporate Management & Restructuring, Real Estate, Accountancy, Audit and Taxation. Mr. Muyiwa Iwayemi, the founder and Chief Executive of the firm, has over 25 years’ experience and diversified capabilities in accountancy, banking, finance, real estate and cross border transactions.
 
Premium Consulting’s services include: helping clients to obtain OPIC financing and political risk insurance; pre-qualifying investment projects; preparing and submitting the OPIC application. PC also targets investments in OPIC priority sectors, including sustainable agriculture; renewable energy; power; housing and mortgage finance, tourism; telecommunications; medical equipment and hospital facilities. Premium Consulting can be reached by email at premiumcnsltng@gmail.com.
 
HAMKKE is able to offer a tailor made service that implements sound management practices and identifies the best way to efficiently leverage a company’s resources. HAMKKE helps organizations to find, understand, evaluate and build a strategy for profitable investment projects in Colombia, creating the most value for a sustainable future with ethics and social responsibility.
 

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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 $76 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 278,000 American jobs.