Press release: 40bn milestone and strengthened executive team

Press release: 40bn milestone and strengthened executive team

  • BlaBlaCar manager Philippe Cayrol new CEO
  • Founder Stefan Muehlemann focuses on his position as Executive Chairman

Zurich, June 17th, 2020. The debt capital market platform Loanboox is broadening its executive team: Philippe Cayrol joins the Fintech as its new CEO. The experienced start-up manager takes over from founder Stefan Muehlemann who will focus on his role as Executive Chairman. 

Philippe Cayrol, new CEO

unicorn BlaBlaCar. As Head of Corporate & Business Development, Cayrol developed the start-up into the world’s largest carpooling marketplace. Previously, Cayrol co-founded an investment fund in London that focused on growth capital for early stage companies.

The digitalisation of the large debt markets is only getting started, so I am very excited to join an exceptional team who is passionate about bringing more efficiency, accessibility and transparency to the debt capital markets. I am impressed by the innovative features and the traction of the platform and look forward to contributing to the future success of all our users,

says Cayrol.

Strengthened executive team to support new growth phase

With over CHF 40 billion of financing requests handled through the platform since the start and 2’500 organisations in six countries, I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. As we now scale up our activities to the next level, including new products and target groups, it felt natural to strengthen the team. Whilst I was the right CEO for Loanboox’ inception and first years, it is now time to hand over operational responsibility to experts with relevant experiences. With Philippe, we have found a talented executive with the right mix of entrepreneurial spirit and execution capabilities,

says Muehlemann.

In addition to Cayrol, the two previous members Dario Zogg (Co-Founder & CTO) and Dominique Huegli (COO) complete Loanboox’ executive board. Co-Founder Andi Burri will continue his responsibilities as Country Head Switzerland and member of the Board of Directors, and will additionally focus on key customer relationships. Stefan Muehlemann, who founded Loanboox in 2015 and was CEO since then, will concentrate on his position as Executive Chairman.

About Loanboox:

Loanboox is the leading European debt capital market platform for large corporations, public-sector entities, institutional investors and banks. To date, Loanboox has processed financing requests of over CHF 40 bn and is active in six countries.

Here you can download the press release and a picture of Philippe Cayrol and Stefan Muehlemann.

New Release May 2020

New Release May 2020

Loanboox works perfectly in all areas even during the Corona crisis. Our software development team has rolled out the new release from home office. Here are the most important changes.  

Website:

New design

There’s not much to explain – we hope you find it intuitive and you like it.  

Focus on relevant content: Our new blog

We will provide you with whitepapers, market information, factsheets and much more in our new blog. Come back regularly to check the news 

Lenny and Noa, our chatbots

The Loanboox family has grown: Lenny and Noa, our two virtual colleagues / chatbots. They are happy to answer your questions or forward them to the human colleagues. The chatbot tool is from the Swiss start-up Aiaibot. Try it out (just click on the head in the bottom right corner), there is a lot to discover 🙂  

Platform:

New design

The platform also got a fresher look, a more intuitive user interface, simplified tab structures, action buttons and a revamped document center.

Support

In order to be able to support you in the best possible way, we have introduced two new features: On one hand, you will find your direct contact person displayed on the start page. If you have any questions, you can always contact him or her via chat or call. On the other hand, there is a step-by-step assistant for the most important functions which should help you to get used to the new interface very quickly.

Specially intersting for borrowers: The portfolio

As of now, we offer our borrowers a portfolio. On one hand, you can see the most important facts about your previous financing requests at a glance (interest payment dates, expiration dates and volumes etc.), you can renew and find expiring loan tranches with just a few clicks. You can also add the loans closed outside of Loanboox, so that you have an overview about all your loans in your portfolio. On the other hand, you can find current market developments and interest rate overviews graphically displayed.

Specially interesting for investors: Investor profile and direct loans

Now you have the possibility to adjust your filter criteria in your investor profile according to maturity, currencies, segments, regions, etc. – so that they correspond exactly to what you are interested in and you will only be informed in case of matching requests. Loanboox has also launched a new product, direct loans. As an investor, you can reach a large number of borrowers in only one step and the borrowers can complete their offers in just two clicks; no tender, no effort, efficient for both contracting parties. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recommendation for all our users: Do not use IE 11 anymore

If you are still working with the Internet Explorer 11 browser, we strongly recommend that you update it or use another browser. Otherwise, the platform will no longer work as desired. By the way, this helps you for many other programs, too, not only for Loanboox. 

Refresher needed or get started right away? 

Apart from these adjustments, there are many other new features you can discover on the platform.

Would you like to learn more about the new release? We are happy to explain the functionalities in detail in a webinar or you can test it yourself directly on the new platform.   

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Questions or remarks? 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via chat or by phone (055 220 78 20). We look forward to working with you in the future to make the debt capital markets more accessible, efficient and transparent.

 

Your Loanboox-Team

Felix R. Ehrat elected to the Board of Directors of Loanboox

At the Annual General Meeting at the end of April, Dr. Felix R. Ehrat was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Fintech AG. Swiss Fintech AG operates the debt capital market platform Loanboox. Ehrat has many years of experience as a business lawyer and board member in various companies. With the election of this highly skilled expert, the Fintech further professionalises its structures and has now appointed the first independent person to the board in addition to the founders. 

Dr. Felix R. Ehrat worked for 25 years as a lawyer in various fields (corporate law, M&A, banking law, litigation) and roles (partner, senior partner, chair) in the law firm Bär & Karrer AG. In addition, he gained experience as president and member of the advisory board of various companies in the financial, consumer goods and industrial sectors as well as in executive committees of important economic associations (Economiesuisse, SwissHoldings).

From October 2011 to June 2018, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Group General Counsel of Novartis. Today, he holds directorships and advisory mandates in various companies and organisations (including Geberit, Globalance Bank, Accenture, Locarno Film Festival), teaches as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and provides consulting services. 

With Dr. Felix R. Ehrat, we have brought in an exceptionally well-founded expert. Mr. Ehrat will actively support us in strategy processes as well as in the future orientation of our fast-growing Fintech

says Stefan Muehlemann, Founder & CEO of Loanboox. In addition to Ehrat and Chairman Muehlemann, the two Co-Founders Dario Zogg and Andi Burri are still members of the Board of Directors.

Ehrat on his new mandate: 

Loanboox fascinates me because the company and its employees use the possibilities of modern technology in an important area of the financial industry, combining it with a great deal of enthusiasm and empathy, and thus providing the increased transparency that results in deep benefits for the customers.

Erfolgreiches Geschäftsjahr 2019 für Loanboox

Erfolgreiches Geschäftsjahr 2019 für Loanboox

 Mit dem Abschluss der Series B Finanzierungsrunde, einem Anfragevolumen von total CHF 33 Milliarden und 2200 Kunden schliesst Loanboox, die führende Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform, das Geschäftsjahr 2019 ab.

Gestartet hat das Jahr 2019 mit dem Abschluss der Series B Finanzierungsrunde, bei der CHF 22 Millionen eingesammelt wurden. Zu den Investoren gehören unter anderem die Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), die LGT Gruppe und weitere namhafte Kapitalanleger aus Europa und Übersee. Die Unternehmensbewertung ist auf CHF 122 Millionen gestiegen.

30% mehr vermittelte Kredite

Insgesamt wurden 2019 in allen Ländern, in denen Loanboox aktiv ist, mehr als 400 Kredite vergeben. Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr entspricht das einer Steigerung von 30 Prozent.
Als marktführende Plattform wurde in 2019 ein Anfragevolumen von CHF 15 Milliarden auf Loanboox platziert, insgesamt verzeichnet das Fintech drei Jahre nach Marktstart ein
Volumen von CHF 33 Milliarden Finanzierungsanfragen auf der Plattform.

Die hohe Nachfrage zeigt, dass der Bedarf nach einem transparenten, effizienten und zugänglichen Fremdkapitalmarkt gross ist. Was mich besonders freut, ist die hervorragende Kundenzufriedenheit. 84% der auslaufenden Kredite werden wiederum über Loanboox finanziert

kommentiert Stefan Mühlemann, Gründer und CEO von Loanboox.

Internationale Expansion nimmt Form an

Erfreulich entwickelt sich auch die internationale Expansion des Fintechs. In Deutschland verbuchte Loanboox den grössten Zuwachs an Anzahl Abschlüssen, in Frankreich wurde die Milliarden-Marke an Finanzierungsvolumen geknackt, die Niederlande befindet sich in der Pilotphase mit dem erfahrenen Country-Head Robert Trynes und in Österreich hat die Plattform den 100. Kreditnehmer auf der Plattform begrüsst. Insgesamt sind 2200 Organisationen aus der Schweiz, Deutschland, Frankreich, Österreich, Liechtenstein und den Niederlanden Loanboox-Kunden.

Über den Teich schauen

Zudem nahm Loanboox als eines der 10 Gewinnern der Swiss Venture Leaders an einer einwöchigen Reise nach Hong Kong teil und traf sich mit Investoren und potenziellen Geschäftspartnern. Von den zehn teilnehmenden Jungunternehmen gewann Loanboox den begehrten Venture Leaders Hong Kong Pitch Award.

Über Loanboox

Das Fintech Loanboox ist die europaweit führende Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform. Über die Plattform werden durchschnittlich Kredite zwischen CHF 10 – 15 Millionen vermittelt, die grössten Transaktionen liegen bei CHF 200 Millionen. Kunden sind Gemeinden, Städte, Kantone und weitere öffentlich-rechtlich nahe Körperschaften und Grossunternehmen als Kreditnehmer, institutionelle Anleger und Banken als Kapitalgeber.

Kontaktpersonen für Rückfragen

Loanboox

Herr Stefan Muehlemann, Gründer & CEO

Frau Martina Bühler, Head Marketing & Communication

Talacker 50, 8001 Zürich

0041 55 220 78 29

press@loanboox.com

Hier finden Sie die Pressemitteilung als PDF.

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Milestone: Loanboox knackt die 25-Milliarden-Marke

Milestone: Loanboox knackt die 25-Milliarden-Marke

 

Loanboox erreicht nächsten Meilenstein: Das globale Anfragevolumen auf der unabhängigen Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform hat die Marke von 25 Milliarden Schweizer Franken erreicht. Insgesamt wurden seit dem Start des Fintechs vor knapp drei Jahren Kredite in Höhe von 11 Milliarden abgeschlossen.

«Es freut mich sehr, dass Loanboox diesen Meilenstein in so kurzer Zeit erreicht hat. Das verdeutlicht das Kundenbedürfnis nach zugänglichen, effizienten und transparenten Fremdkapitalmärkten. Und genau das ermöglichen wir.» so Stefan Muehlemann, Gründer & CEO von Loanboox. Aufgeteilt sind die 25 Milliarden Schweizer Franken Anfragevolumen in 1779 Anfragen aus vier Ländern: Schweiz, Deutschland, Frankreich und Österreich. Davon wurden CHF 11 Milliarden abgeschlossen.

Langfristige Anfragen im Ausland und neue Segmente

Das durchschnittliche Volumen pro Anfrage beträgt CHF 14 Millionen, die Laufzeiten sind typischerweise unterjährig (50%) oder bei 37% der Anfragen über 5 Jahren.
«In den ausländischen Märkten wird mehrheitlich langfristig angefragt» weiss Andi Burri, Leiter Vertrieb und Geschäftsführer Loanboox Schweiz. Zu den Kreditnehmern gehören hauptsächlich
Gebietskörperschaften. «In allen vier Ländern verzeichnen wir jedoch einen grossen Zuwachs an öffentlich-rechtlich nahen Organisationen (z.B. Spitäler, Transport- und Energiegesellschaften), in der Schweiz zieht das Segment der Grossunternehmen an» so Burri.

Länderübergreifendes Kreditgeschäft wird ausgebaut

Auch das Cross-Border-Geschäft will das Fintech 2019 stärker ausbauen. Mit Standorten in mittlerweile vier Ländern und 50 Mitarbeitenden bietet Loanboox seinen Kunden die Möglichkeit, Kredittransaktionen länderübergreifend abzuwickeln.

Unser Ziel ist es, Kreditnehmer und Kapitalgeber aus ganz Europa auf der Plattform miteinander zu verbinden

 

erklärt Muehlemann. So wurde erst kürzlich die erste Cross-Border Transaktion zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich auf der Plattform abgewickelt, bereits vor einem Jahr erfolgte der erste Abschluss zwischen Deutschland und der Schweiz.

83 Prozent wiederkehrende Kunden

Global sind 1800 Organisationen an die Loanboox-Plattform angeschlossen. «Wir sind sehr stolz auf die hohe Kundenzufriedenheit – und das in allen Ländern, in denen wir aktiv sind. 83 Prozent der auslaufenden Kredite werden wieder über Loanboox erneuert», so Burri. Diese hohe Kundenzufriedenheit spiegelt sich auch im Net Promoter Score von Loanboox wider, der mit einem Wert von 80 weit über Branchendurchschnitt liegt.

Über Loanboox

Loanboox, die führende unabhängige Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform für grosse Fremdfinanzierungen, verbindet öffentlich-rechtliche Körperschaften und Grossunternehmen mit institutionellen Anlegern und Banken.

 

Kontaktpersonen für Rückfragen

Loanboox

Herr Stefan Muehlemann, Gründer & CEO

Frau Martina Bühler, Head Marketing & Communication

Talacker 50, 8001 Zürich

0041 55 220 78 20

press@loanboox.com

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Series B: Loanboox collects 22 million Swiss francs

Series B: Loanboox collects 22 million Swiss francs

Series B: Loanboox collects 22 million Swiss francs

The Fintech company Loanboox, the leading money and capital market platform, collects CHF 22 million (20 million euros) in the Series B financing round.

Investors include the Deutsche Kreditbank AG, the LGT Group and other well-known investors from Europe and overseas. The company’s valuation rises to CHF 122 million (110 million euros).

Loanboox was launched in Switzerland at the end of 2016. The winner of last year’s Swiss Fintech Award now employs 40 people in Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria. Loanboox offers an online platform for big ticket loans, which makes financing and investing simpler, more transparent, more secure and reduces costs. Its clients are public-sector authorities, banks, large corporations and institutional investors. In Switzerland, private placements and bonds can also be issued through Loanboox. Since Go-Live at the end of 2016, a financing volume of twenty billion Swiss francs (17.5 billion euros) has been requested through Loanboox and over 1000 customers are active on the platform.

Round was oversubscribed

In order to secure further growth, Loanboox carried out a Series B financing round. Founder and CEO Stefan Muehlemann is very pleased with the great response from international investors:

In fact, we had the opportunity to select the new investors who could offer the most added value to Loanboox, as we were significantly oversubscribed. In addition, all previous shareholders have again invested in this round, a special sign of trust. We take those results as a great compliment, but also as an incentive for our further expansion in Europe and the expansion of our product range, for which we are now ideally equipped.

Even after the Series B financing round, the majority of the shares will remain in the hands of the founders and employees. The current valuation of CHF 122 million (110 million euros) is an impressive illustration of Loanboox’ success to date, but also of its enormous potential. The aim is to achieve profitability by the end of 2021.

DKB’s first Fintech investment

With the Deutsche Kreditbank and the LGT Group as further institution in the financial sector, Loanboox has gained two renowned investors who, like the other investors, also contribute expertise. Muehlemann: «This is a clear sign of our openness towards traditional market participants. We are proud to have gained the DKB, a digital pioneer in the banking environment, and the LGT Group, a globally active financial group, as investors». Since the investments of both companies are in the low single-digit percentage range, Loanboox’ independence is still fully guaranteed.
Thomas Jebsen, executive board member of DKB:

In the future, the platform economy will also change the traditional financing business of the public sector in Europe and we want to participate in this at an early stage

Also Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, CEO of the LGT Group, is pleased about the investment:

Loanboox is trend-setting in the area of big ticket debt. We are convinced of that

Several other well-known business angels

In addition to these two well-known addresses, numerous family offices and very well networked business angels have invested. Amongst others Emmanuel Roth (Co-Managing Partner at Five Arrows Principal Investments), Luzius Meisser (Co-Founder Bitcoin Association Switzerland and Board of Director at different Swiss Start-ups), Gerd Häusler (Member of the supervisory board of different German companies), Mutschler Ventures (with successful multi-investor Sylvie Mutschler), Delphen SARL (with ex-BCG Europe Chairman and now Loanboox France President René Abate) and Prof. Roland Berger (Founder, Partner and Honorary Chairman of Supervisory Board of the international strategy consultancy Roland Berger), who comments on Loanboox as follows:

For me, Loanboox is an important catalyst for increasing transparency, efficiency and security in the financing sector by creating significant and sustainable benefits for all market participants. The further applications of the technology and the platform are enormous

Contact for questions

Loanboox
Mr. Stefan Muehlemann, Founder & CEO
Mrs Martina Bühler, Head Marketing & Communication
Talacker 50, 8001 Zürich
0041 55 220 78 20
press@loanboox.com

Here you can find the press release as PDF.

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