Geoffrey Tan, Overseas Private Investment Corp. Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Date(s) - 11/12/2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Geffrey Tan, OPIC Managing Director Asia-Pacific,  is looking for opportunities to support U.S. business and projects in Vietnam with both loans and loan guarantees of up to $ 250 million/project, and Political Risk Insurance of up to $ 250 million for “non-commercial risks.”


8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Introduction
8:35 am Presentation, followed by Q&A
10:00 am Event Ends


Members: VND 480,000 | Non-members: VND 630,000


Geoffrey Tan

Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific regional representative based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets infrastructure financing for over 18 years. Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked primarily on power, renewable energy, water, toll road and port projects, but has also diversified into future flow and financial institutions transactions. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been involved in innovative and groundbreaking deals in Algeria, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey, as well as others requiring creative project and long term debt structuring solutions in unique and challenging environments.

Prior to OPIC Mr. Tan worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong focusing on project and structured finance, and for Emerging Markets Partnership in Singapore focusing on private equity infrastructure investments. His work with them in the Americas and Asia included experience in the power, oil & gas, mining, telecommunications, transportation, pulp & paper, and petrochemical sectors.

About the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Financing OPIC Financing provides medium- to long-term funding through direct loans and loan guaranties to eligible investment projects 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 on such a basis. OPIC’s Small and Medium-Enterprise Financing is available for businesses with annual revenues under $ 250 million. OPIC’s Structured Financing focuses on U.S. businesses with annual revenues over $ 250 million and supports large-scale projects that require large amounts of capital, such as infrastructure, telecommunications, power, water, housing, airports, hotels, high-tech, financial services, and natural resource extraction industries. OPIC can also provide long-term working capital and multiple-year capital expenditure programs. The amount of capital needed for any project can be greater than one financial institution can provide on its own due to per-project limits or diversifications guidelines. As a result, OPIC works with other co-lenders, if necessary, to bring sufficient resources to a given project.

Political Risk Insurance Political risk insurance is available to U.S. investors, contractors, exporters and financial institutions involved in international transactions. Political risk insurance can cover currency inconvertibility, expropriation and political violence, and is available for investments in new ventures, expansions of existing enterprises, privatizations and acquisitions with positive developmental benefits.

Investment Funds In response to the critical shortfall of private equity capital in developing countries, OPIC provides support for the creation of privately-owned and managed investment funds. These funds make direct equity and equity-related investments in new, expanding or privatizing emerging market companies. OPIC- supported funds assist emerging market economies to secure long-term growth capital, access management skills, and secure the financial expertise, all of which are key factors in expanding economic development. OPIC-supported funds are among the largest providers of private equity capital to emerging markets. Since 1991, OPIC has committed (as of FY 2008) nearly $3.2 billion in funding to over 40 private equity funds. These funds in turn have invested $4.2 billion in more than 400 privately-owned and managed companies, the vast majority of which are small and medium-sized entities located across 53 developing countries in emerging-market regions eligible for OPIC support. The beneficial impact of OPIC’s credit support of funds that invest in companies is significantly greater than the amount of capital that OPIC contributes directly to the funds: private equity direct investment creates a multiplier effect as new capital attracts additional investment and financing in companies.

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