Suzanne Perry

Counsel, Washington, DC

Biography

“Suzanne Perry has twenty years of experience in cross-border transactions, with a focus on emerging markets investment funds, energy and infrastructure finance. She is known for her practicality, creativity and skill in handling transactions across the capital spectrum.”

Overview

Suzanne Perry has twenty years of experience in cross-border transactions, with a focus on emerging markets investment funds, energy and infrastructure finance. She is known for her practicality, creativity and skill in handling transactions across the capital spectrum.

From 2015-2019, she served as an Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where she was responsible for a portfolio of loans in excess of US$2 billion dollars.

Before joining OPIC, she served as Chief Counsel for Latin America for Darby Overseas Investment Limited, a private funds manager that is part of the Franklin Templeton group.  In that role, she managed equity, debt and mezzanine investments and divestments throughout Latin America.  She advised on fintech and financial service investments, energy and infrastructure investments, and mezzanine and hybrid financings throughout the region.  She also advised on fund formation, fund governance and regulatory matters.

Earlier in her career, she handled prominent U.S. and international transactions at other global law firms and completed an internship at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
Yale Law School
Bachelor of Arts
Cornell University
Master of Laws
European University Institute
Latin American Private Equity Executive Program, Wharton/LAVCA Executive Education
Languages
English
Spanish
Italian
French

Experience

Platanares Geothermal (2018-2019)
Represented OPIC in connection with a $135 million loan to Geotérmica Platanares S.A. de C.V.. This project is the first utility scale geothermal power plant in Honduras and was developed by Ormat Technologies Inc.

Kipeto Wind (2016-2019)
Represented OPIC in connection with a $232 million loan supporting Kipeto Energy Limited's 100 MW wind farm in Kenya. This project was developed by GE, the IFC, African Infrastructure Investment Managers and Craftskills Wind Energy and is majority owned by Actis energy funds.

Açu Port (2017 to 2019)
Represented OPIC in connection with a $350 million loan to Açu Petróleo S.A.  This is OPIC's second-largest commitment in Latin America and supports the construction and operation of the first private oil transshipment terminal in Brazil. 

Banco Regional of Paraguay (2018-2019)
Represented OPIC in connection with a $138 million loan facility for Banco Regional S.A.E.C.A.  The facility supports the expansion of medium-term loans for small and medium enterprises and women-led firms in Paraguay.

OPIC Investment Fund Transactions (2015-2019)
Represented OPIC in connection with loans to private equity and infrastructure funds investing in diverse strategies across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Speaking Engagements

Resilience in Infrastructure, 2019, IDB Invest Sustainability Week