OPIC provides medium-to long-term debt financing through loans and guaranties to eligible investments in developing countries and emerging markets. By complementing the private sector, OPIC can provide financing in countries where conventional financial institutions often are reluctant or unable to lend.
OPIC can meet the long-term capital investment financing needs of any size business in a wide variety of industries such as information technology, health care, education, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, housing, and agribusiness. The majority of OPIC’s financing is used to cover the capital costs—such as design/engineering services, facility construction or leasehold improvements, and equipment—associated with the establishment or expansion of the foreign investment (the “project”).
OPIC can also work with financial institutions to fund the expansion of lending capacity—such as microfinance, small business lending or mortgage lending—in a foreign market. If you represent a pooled investment vehicle or a non-bank financial institution seeking debt-funding, please read more about OPIC support for these financial structures through OPIC’s Innovative Financial Intermediary Program (IFIP).
OPIC does not consider financing requests that are solely for the purpose of making an acquisition, though limited acquisition costs may be financeable if additional capital will be expended to expand or rehabilitate the investment.
OPIC does not finance stand-alone export transactions. To learn more about other U.S. government programs that support exports, please visit www.export.gov.