Friday, June 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has selected Opportunity 2 Excel (O2E), an Accra based Consultancy Firm located at Hse No 1100 Service Plot D.T.D Lashibi Tema, Community 17 Accra, Ghana 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. O2E specializes in assisting start-up and existing SMEs to source funding for their businesses as well as providing leadership and financial literacy training to young entrepreneurs.
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.
O2E is one of the leading Consultancy Firms in Ghana. It was registered and started operations in 2009 by Nicodemus Nalerrow Atsu to provide the following services: Leadership training, financial engineering services, feasibility studies, accounting and auditing services, banking and microfinance advisory services, finance and investment services, brokerage services, specialized services in agriculture and health care, housing construction, evaluation and implementation of energy projects and others. The company has 6 years experience in various fields of operations. Since its inception the firm has assisted many desirable young entrepreneurs to source funding to either start a new business or for expansion. It has also provided leadership, management and financial literacy training to many fresh graduate entrepreneurs in Ghana. The company has undertaken many projects in specialized areas and has created equal employment for men, women and the physically challenged.
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world 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 277,000 American jobs.