Happy holidays and a successful new year

Happy holidays and a successful new year

An unusual and challenging year is coming to an end. A year that demanded a lot from us as a society due to the Corona pandemic. But there were also beautiful and positive moments that will be remembered.

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And so we are pleased that in 2020 we were able to support municipalities, cities, cantons and companies in five countries to successfully close their financing requests via our platform. We welcomed 105 new investors and hope to make their work – and everyone else’s – easier with our tools. We are proud that we were able to accompany the pioneer Axpo Holding AG in the world premiere of the first fully digitally processed, listed green bond. And we think it’s great, dear Loanboox community, that we can also work and communicate with you smoothly from home.

We thank you very much for your trust and interest in these special times.

Now it’s time to take a breath and press the reset button, with fresh energy and a zest for action. We look forward to a new year together.

We wish you happy and restful holidays with your family and all the best for 2021. Stay healthy.

Your Loanboox Team

Loanboox in 23rd place at the Swiss Startup Award

Every year since 2011, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups have been selected by a jury of 100 leading investors and startup experts. The selected TOP 100 startups are the world shapers of tomorrow.

The TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award is the annual reference event where the most promising Swiss startup CEOs, investors and company executives gain deep insights into the latest proven concepts, make contacts and forge new business relationships. Switzerland is home to excellent startups, and the TOP 100 is a unique opportunity to discover the best of them.

Loanboox is also among the frontrunners, coming in 23rd place. The Loanboox team is happy to have been part of the top hundred for three years.

Save the date: Swiss Fintech Fair *Digital only*

September 7 – 8, 2020

Soon, the biggest virtual fintech exhibition in Europe takes place. It’s called Swiss Fintech Fair! The event tip for porfoliomanagers, treasurers, bond dealers, investors and other Fintechs.

What’s in for you when you take part in this event? Learn more about the following topics:

– Does the crisis accelerate Open Banking? – Seizing opportunities while mitigating risks

– Future of Banking: Three main drivers

– Growing stronger in crisis

More details are listed in the agenda – get inspired by expert talks and webinars.

 

Loanboox will also be part of it

Our Co-Founder & Managing Director Switzerland Andi Burri will share his personal insights on how we succeeded with the worlds first, listed corporate digital bond issuance in a live webinar at 13:45.

Whether you are the CIO of a big bank, a software developer of a Fintech startup or an angel investor, I guess what we all have in common is the drive to change the world to a better place.

Discover how you, too, can be part of our ecosystem shaping tomorrow’s debt capital markets.

Eager to join? We only have a few free tickets left – get them now! Just send an email to info@loanboox.ch

First come, first serve!

InTech Swiss: Easily develop your own Fintech? A quick start guide from Loanboox

InTech Swiss: Easily develop your own Fintech? A quick start guide from Loanboox

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How to scale a (digital) business? Loanboox’s Chief Operating Officer Dominique Huegli gives an insight into our strategy for success. A quick start guide.

The most important tool is the strategy or a set of strategies.

For the development of our innovative digital marketplace for debt financing, we have established a system of strategies at Loanboox. We use different strategies depending on the scope and consequences of the decision. Each strategy pursues a specific purpose and serves a different time horizon. Certain levels serve the longer-term perspective, others influence daily business.

Which strategies these are and how they are effectively implemented in companies can be found in this article on InTech Swiss.

Bond transaction: Loanboox in the media

Double premiere and a milestone for the capital market: Axpo Holding AG places the first listed green bond and the first issuer in Europe to do so completely digitally, via the debt capital market platform Loanboox. Various media have picked up on the news: 

Axpo AG:  Axpo platziert erfolgreich Green Bond

AWP: Axpo Holding holt sich mit Greenbond über Loanboox-Plattform 133 Mio. Franken

AWP:Axpo Holding lève 133 millions de francs via la plateforme Loanboox

Finanz und Wirtschaft: Digitalisierung des Kapitalmarktgeschäfts schreitet voran

Bond Guide: Axpo Holding platziert ersten Green Bond über Loanboox

Institutional Money: Axpo Holding platziert ersten Green Bond über Plattform Loanboox

Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft: Axpo platziert digitalen Green Bond bei Loanboox

Finews: Loanboox: Der Krimi um die erste digitale Anleihe

Finews: Loanboox stösst ins Territorium der Investmentbanken vor

Finews: Loanboox Seeks Disruption with First Bond

Anleihen Finder: Axpo Holding AG platziert erste vollständig digitale Unternehmensanleihe über Plattform Loanboox

Fintechnews: Axpo Holding platziert ersten Digitalen Green Bond über Loanboox

Private Banking Magazine: Loanboox emittiert nun auch Anleihen

Money Today: Digitale Anleihen: Axpo platziert eine grüne Anleihe über das FinTech Loanboox

Energate Messenger: Axpo platziert green bond

allnews: Axpo lève 133 millions via la plateforme numérique Loanboox

Immo-Invest: Axpo platziert grüne Anleihe über Loanboox

Startupticker: Axpo platziert ersten Green Bond über Loanboox

Axpo Holding AG places first listed Green Bond via Loanboox

Axpo Holding AG places first listed Green Bond via Loanboox

Zurich, 15.07.2020. Axpo Holding AG is the first issuer to place a listed green bond entirely digitally via the independent debt capital market platform Loanboox.

The green bond for CHF 133 million and a term of 7 years was well received by investors in the capital market, and 35 orders got allocated. The energy group will use the capital to finance projects in the photovoltaic and wind energy sectors. The great interest shown by investors underlines the demand for sustainable investments and confirms Axpo’s strategy of profitable growth in renewable energies.

First fully digital corporate bond

The exchange-listed green bond was issued entirely digitally via the debt capital market platform Loanboox. In the dynamic and transparent Loanboox Live Bookbuilding® tool, investors set the price themselves. All process steps, deadlines and fees were known in advance to investors and issuer and were transparently visible at all times. Both sides were able to follow the order book in real time. The energy company placed the bonds with asset managers, banks, funds, pension funds and insurance companies. Martin Denkinger, Head Financing & Cash Management at Axpo, is very satisfied with the premiere:

The transaction via Loanboox worked smoothly and significantly increased transparency with regard to investors.

Important step towards digitalisation of the capital market

After successfully establishing itself as the leading platform in the field of municipal financing, Loanboox is now also digitalizing the bond market. Philippe Cayrol, CEO of Loanboox:

This first bond is a proof point that our digital process creates value for all market participants. We’re proud of the first deal and look forward to working with innovative clients and partners to set new standards in transparency, pricing and allocation in the primary market in Switzerland and in the EU.

Competent partners supported Loanboox

The Green Bond of Axpo Holding AG has a coupon of 1.002 percent. The bond will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Société Générale Paris, Zurich Branch as paying agent and listing partner, Deutsche Bank (London) as market maker, First Advisory Bond Services AG as holders representative and PwC Switzerland as due diligence agent acted as partners. Loanboox was also supported by Bär & Karrer AG as legal advisor in the transaction.

Contact person:
Loanboox
Martina Buehler, Head Marketing & Communication
Stefan Feller, Director Capital Markets
Talacker 50, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 55 220 78 29
press@loanboox.com