KfW Selects IDA Fund Management to Manage €50 Million Early Stage Geothermal Development Facility for 10 Latin American Countries
The German government’s KfW Development Bank in conjunction with the European Union has announced the launch of a €50 million geothermal development fund for Latin America to focus on early stage development of this important renewable energy resource. Using a similar approach to geothermal development in East Africa, KfW will provide feasibility study funding and exploratory drilling to qualified developers in Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, as well as a technical assistance forum for the various stakeholders. It is envisioned that the fund will leverage European Union and German government investment with other donor institutions to aggressively develop geothermal resources in Latin America as an important source of renewable power to enhance the energy mix in the region.
The Partnership will allow Viva, a privately held land developer to extend its business ventures in the affordable housing market. Viva is currently involved in retail and commercial construction of retail and commercial businesses, Viva also has businesses in Education, Film and Cab industries. Viva plans to purchase Compressed Agricultural Fiber (CAF) Panels from IGS’s Worldwide Manufacturing Facility in Whitewright, TX to begin the R&D process and gain approval of the product in country. They will work with IGS to further explore access to financing in the US through US EXIM Bank and OPIC with the assistance of Interlink expertise with plans to open an IGS Manufacturing Facility in India.
Interlink advisors Richard Beard and Lew Cramer have both been selected as Utah Business' 2016 CEO of the Year honorees.
Atlas Mara Limited and ExWorks Capital are partnering to deepen trade between the U.S. and Africa. They will provide access to $200 million in trade finance for African businesses to buy goods made in the U.S.
According to the framework agreement, a variety of trade finance models are available to African businesses, including:
ExWorks Capital funds a record number of transactions. Click on file below for a sample of the deals completed in 2015.
The Commercial Finance Association (CFA) held its annual conference in Austin, TX on November 11-13. Alan Beard was asked to participate on a panel of experts to discuss the latest thinking in cross-border finance. “Participants heard how innovative disruption in data analytics is spawning new offerings in cross-border commerce from Reverse Factoring to Distribution Finance. Participants also learned how lenders are creating new structures to support exporters while Congress figures out the future of EXIM Bank. From financing international distribution of goods to distributing risk and assets, the panel of experts shared their knowledge and insights so participants could keep abreast of which trends will drive their business …. And which might threaten it.”.
Power Africa is a unique, private sector-driven effort that brings together over 90 private sector companies, many U.S. Government agencies, global donor agencies (e.g. the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank), and African governments that are committed to accelerating and stimulating further power sector investment. Power Africa aims to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity, as well as increase electricity access by adding 60 million new home and business connections throughout all of sub-Saharan Africa.
Interlink's Brady Edholm presents at a Vietnam- US Energy Forum. Giant US companies, such as Exxon Mobil, Murphy Oil, General Electric, and Westinghouse, are active in doing business in Vietnam, while US agencies, including the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), have aided Vietnam in carrying out several energy projects.
Washington D.C. -October 21,2015, With the temporary expiration of the Ex-Im Bank from July 1, 2015 until December 4, 2015, many local businesses struggled to export their products as they had done for many years with the support of the Ex-Im Bank. The Ex-Im Bank has a renewed charter allowing ExWorks Capital to continue provide US companies with Ex-Im Bank backed financing options to export their products.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -October 6, 2014, ExWorks Capital announced it has successfully raised an additional $50 million in capital for premier fund dedicated to finance small and medium-sized exporters using support from US EX-IM Bank, the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) and other financial institutions. This makes ExWorks Capital one of the largest sources of capital for small business exporters.
As I watch some members of Congress attack the U.S. Export-Import Bank, I wonder why they ignore the high price we all would pay for its loss—especially small American businesses. What’s the next target, the Small Business Administration?
Washington DC -June 20,2014, ExWorks Capital LLC, a new company dedicated to financing U.S. exports, was recently approved to be an official exporter under the Framework Agreement signed between The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the China Ministry of Finance to promote the importation of goods and services made in the U.S. Last year USD 55.6 millions were used under this framework to support the export of American aircraft and agricultural machinery to China.
Washington DC - With the launch last year of ExWorks Capital, LLC, a specialty lender, which offers export financing solutions to underserved U.S. small to medium sized enterprises (SME's) and their qualified international buyers using U.S. Export-Import Bank (ExIm Bank) loan guarantees and insurance, we achieved three important milestones in the first quarter of 2014
The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) sponsored a symposium to discuss international trade finance and its impact to economic development. Among the key participants were FIIC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, and Pinsent Masons. Alan Beard moderated the panel "The Role of Export Credit Agencies" and John McAdams delivered a keynote about the crucial role that the U.S. Export-Import Bank plays in facilitating development finance to emerging markets.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 1, 2013, ExWorks Capital LLC, newly formed joint venture between Interlink Capital Strategies and RedRidge Finance Group (www.ExWorksCapital.com), which offers export trade financing solutions to underserved U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using ExIm Bank loan guarantees and insurance, has announced that John McAdams will become its CEO.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—September 19, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies (Interlink) and RedRidge Finance Group (RedRidge) today announced the capitalization of a new lending joint venture (ExWorks Capital, LLC) which will offer export trade financing solutions to underserved U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using ExIm Bank loan guarantees and insurance.
Melak Investments and Interlink Capital Strategies Sign Teaming Arrangement to Finance Projects in Iraq
WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 13, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based emerging market financial advisory firm, and Melak Iraq, an Iraq-based advisory firm offering investment and merchant bank services, signed a Teaming Agreement to cooperatively offer value added financial advisory and other professional services to existing and new clients seeking funding for their activities in Iraq.
RMP Capital Corp. Partners with Interlink Capital Strategies to Offcer Cash Flow Solutions for U.S. Business Importing Goods from Overseas
WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 18, 2013, Interlink Capital Strategies (“Interlink”), a Washington D.C. based financial advisory firm, announced today that it has entered a strategic partnership with New York based RMP Capital Corp. (“RMP”) to provide reverse factoring services to help existing and new clients grow their businesses and solve their cash flow concerns.
Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced today a pair of comprehensive guarantees of two HSBC loans totaling $55.6 million to support the export of American aircraft and agricultural machinery to China
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and GeoMetWatch Corp today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to host the first of six Sounding & Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORM) instruments on board a new satellite planned to be launched by AsiaSat in 2016.
Interlink Capital Strategies announced that Paul Chaffiotte has joined the Interlink team as Vice President for the launch of new services of Cyber Risk Management. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Chaffiotte is a specialist in risk management and insurance. He was a corporate risk manager for FFIC/Beam Inc. and an insurance broker for Bermack, Champion and Lewine. He has also worked at State Farm and Northwestern Mutual Life. Mr. Chaffiotte has written about the importance of applying technology and engaging engineers into the insurance underwriting process. Mr. Chaffiotte recommends placing a greater amount of focus on risk management techniques and strategies rather than traditional insurance policies in treating the risk exposures of the 21st Century economy.
Interlink Capital Strategies (Interlink) today announced the return of Brady Edholm to its Washington, DC office after spending the past three years in the Middle East working for the OPIC-funded Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation (IMMDF). Mr. Edholm leaves IMMDF—which has disbursed about US$100 million in loans to SME in Iraq to finance the purchases of local or foreign equipment, expansions, inventory and joint ventures for manufacturing, industrial and agricultural projects in Iraq—to be able to focus on assisting the financing of larger transactions needed in the region. Before moving to the Middle East, he helped launch Interlink’s successful African operations.
MicroKing Finance concluded and signed an $8million long term facility from FMO and PTA Bank for the benefit of small to medium enterprises. This is a culmination of discussions that started in 2010 amongst the three parties. MicroKing is a subsidiary of AfrAsia Kingdom Zimbabwe Limited and its mandate is to promote financial inclusion through provision of financially-empowering products to the low income earning sector.
Griffin Financial Group, LLC Enhances International Capabilities by Signing Teaming Arrangement with Interlink Capital Strategies
WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 6, 2012, Interlink Capital Strategies (“Interlink”), a Washington, D.C.-based emerging market financial advisory firm, and Griffin Financial Group (“Griffin”) signed a Teaming Agreement to cooperatively offer value added financial advisory and other professional services to existing and new clients seeking funding for their activities in emerging markets and in renewable energy projects.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and Plaza Logistica CEO Eduardo Bastitta Harriet yesterday signed the contract for a senior secured loan for up to $20 million for a project to build to state-of-the-art logistics parks in Argentina.