PFA has worked directly on behalf of private companies seeking debt and equity financing from export credit agencies, grant making agencies, private sources of capital and funds for purposes of privatization, restructuring or start-up capital. PFA's consulting work dovetails with financing efforts as in the identification of strong development opportunities for international finance institutions.
On behalf of OPIC's Finance and Investment Funds group, PFA is currently acting as an independent financial and technical expert for an approved loan to Wananchi Holdings Group, an integrated business and retail media and communications provider in six East African countries with primary operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In 2012 PFA assisted OPIC to structure a $72 million loan that was subsequently committed in June and disbursed in January 2013. PFA provided rapid, high-quality feedback to OPIC regarding the credit worthiness of the Borrower's business plan and application, as well as an assessment of the nature, scope and impact of the Borrower's ongoing operations in East Africa.
The OPIC loan will be used to expand Wananchi's pay TV, broadband Internet and voice offerings ("Triple Play" services) provisioned through a combination of terrestrial hybrid fiber-coax cable ("HFC") and satellite direct-to-home ("DTH") platforms.