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 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:
Martina Buehler, Head Marketing & Communication
Stefan Feller, Director Capital Markets
Talacker 50, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 55 220 78 29

Loanboox in the media

Loanboox in the media

With a new CEO and strengthened management, Loanboox takes a step into the next growth phase. Here is an excerpt of current press reports. 

Bloomberg: BayernLB-Beteiligung in Schweiz bekommen neuen CEO von Unicorn

Der Neue Kämmerer: Finanzplattform Loanboox stellt sich personell neu auf

Handelszeitung: Kredit-Plattform Loanboox ernennt einen neuen Chef, Gründer geht in den VR

Börsenzeitung: Philippe Cayrol führt Loanboox

Finanzbusiness: Loanboox ernennt neuen CEO und CRO

Finews: Loanboox: Neuer Chef kommt von französischem Einhorn

Finews: Loanboox Hires CEO From French Unicorn

gj Geldinstitute: Loanboox verstärkt Geschäftsleitung

L’Agefi: Un ancien dirigeant de Blablacar nommé CEO de la fintech Loanboox

Institutional Money: Loanboox strukturiert Geschäftsleitung um

Kreditwesen: Loanboox: Umbau der Geschäftsführung

Agefi: Nomination Philippe Cayrol

Cash: Mühlemann gibt CEO-Rolle bei Loanboox ab

Finextra: Loanbox appoints new CEO and CRO DKB, Hamburger Volksbank, Volkswagen Bank, Mastercard

Fintech Switzerland: Swiss Fintech Loanboox Appoints new CEO and CRO

MoneytodayDas FinTech Loanboox bekommt einen neuen CEO

Payment & Banking:  DAILY: Hickhack um Wirecard & weitere News


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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 EUR 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 is live!

New release is live!

New release is live!

New release: Chat feature, non-binding offers, information on partner services and many other features.

In countless contacts with customers and partners, we receive valuable input on how we can further develop Loanboox and make it even more user-friendly. We thank you very much for that. The implementation of these customer needs was also the focus in this release, among others, the following features were newly implemented:

  • Chat function on the platform: To ensure an even more uncomplicated exchange, direct communication among all platform participants is now possible.
  • Spread-based fixed interest rate offers: In order to better take into account longer decision-making processes and non-binding offers, financing based on a reference interest rate (e.g. the ICAP Midswap) plus spread are made possible. The reference interest rate can be defined in advance so that only the spread has to be specified when an offer is made.
  • Disbursement period:The borrower may request a period of gradual disbursement of his credit, depending on his needs. Thus, this disbursement period provides flexibility as it allows the loan to be used according to the progress of the investment program. Loanboox offers the possibility to request a revolving capacity on this disbursement period, to better manage the borrower’s cash flow.
  • Non-binding offers: It is now possible that investors can offer non-binding offers to better respond to the borrowers’ expectations. This option allows for more competitive offers, thus avoiding the borrower having to pay the cost for interest rate risks.
  • Information about partner services: To offer you the best service, we work with more and more partners. So that you do not lose the overview, the partner services are now clearly displayed in a list.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you in the future to make debt capital markets more accessible, efficient and transparent.


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Coming Up: Finanzsymposium Mannheim

Coming Up: Finanzsymposium Mannheim

22. – 24. Mai, Mannheim: Loanboox leitet Workshop am 31. Finanzsymposium

Das jährlich stattfindende Finanzsymposium bringt Finanzverantwortliche aus Unternehmen mit Banken, System- und Nachrichtenanbietern zusammen. Für Sie als Besucher ist es eine hervorragende Gelegenheit, einen Marktüberblick über Banken, Systemanbieter und aktuelle Trends im Treasury zu gewinnen.

Das Programm bietet ein breites Spektrum an fachlich anspruchsvollen Themen aus dem Finanz- und Treasury-Management. Die Referenten sind Finanz-Manager bedeutender Unternehmen und Gäste aus Politik und Wirtschaft.

Zum ersten Mal gibt es am diesjährigen Finanzsymposium eine Innovation Area, ein Abschnitt in der Ausstellung, der für innovative Lösungen und Inhalte reserviert ist. Genau hier finden Sie Loanboox, am Stand 53.2. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, eine Live-Demo der Plattform zu erhalten und mehr Informationen über Loanboox zu erfahren.

Neben der Ausstellung organisieren wir dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal einen Workshop, zusammen mit Vamed.

  • Wann: Mittwoch, 22.5. von 15.35 – 16.25 Uhr
  • Thema: Digitalisierung der Unternehmensfinanzierung: neue Ansätze und Anwendungsbeispiele.
  • Referenten: Thomas Konermann, Deputy Head of Structured Finance, Vamed und Christian Klumpe, Head International Roll-out, Loanboox

  • Wo: Raum Johannes Brahms
  • Wir freuen uns auf den Austausch mit Ihnen!


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