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In corporate finance transactions OPIC makes or guaranties a loan to a creditworthy corporate entity for the purpose of undertaking a project in an OPIC-eligible country.  Though the viability of the project is still very important, OPIC is relying mainly on the financial soundness of the corporate entity, and any collateral it may provide, for repayment of the loan.  If a project has a creditworthy corporate sponsor that is willing to take the debt onto their balance sheet, this can be a very attractive structure since credit evaluation and the structuring of the collateral package are generally simpler and faster.