A pair of United Kingdom based companies has recently announced a strategic partnership. Archax and Globacap will be working to integrate each’s respective services. This integration will see companies issuing digital securities through the Globacap platform, provided with seamless access to secondary market trading on the Archax exchange.
This is an important step, as it will provide the high level of liquidity for these digital securities, which is highly sought after by investors. In addition, Globacap becomes more attractive as an issuance platform, for companies looking to host their own STO. If they know that their token has the inside track towards being listed on a digital exchange, all parties will benefit.
Upon announcing their partnership, the CEO of each, Globacap and Archax, took the time to comment. The following is what each had to say on the matter.
Myles Milston, CEO of Globacap, stated,
“We are automating the process of raising capital by using technologies like blockchain to slash costs and simplify ongoing administration. With a high-profile client base and a growing pipeline of new prestigious issuances, we were keen to have access to a credible, institutional marketplace for secondary trading. Archax is credible throughout – from the team and advisory board behind it, to the systems and processes it is putting in place. This made them an ideal partner for us in this emerging space, and we look forward to working together.”
Graham Rodford, CEO of Archax, stated,
“Our aim is to create the leading institutional exchange for the trading of digital securities globally. Consequently, we are keen to work with other leading players in this space and ensure we list the leading issuances too. Globacap are clearly a pioneer in the emerging ecosystem, having been responsible for a number of successful security token offerings (STOs). We are pleased to be partnering with Globacap and look forward to working together to help further establish the institutional infrastructure that is needed.”
Globacap is a London, England, based company, which was founded in 2017. Operating as a regulated company under the watch of the Financial Conduct Authority, this young company offers companies, and investors, access to an ‘automated capital markets platform’.
Company operations are overseen by CEO, Myles Milston.
Archax is a London, England, based company, which was founded in 2018. Above all, Archax is working to develop, and launch, a digital exchange, supporting secondary market trading for digital securities. This exchange is expected to launch in late 2019.
Company operations are overseen by CEO, Graham Rodford.
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Boerse Stuttgart Subsidiaries to Benefit from Investment by SBI Holdings
It is fair to say that SBI Holdings has decided to go all-in on blockchain based endeavours as of late. This has been made evident through various high profile investments. The most recent of which include Ripple, Securitize, and now Boerse Stuttgart – the latter of which we will discuss here today.
In an effort to usher in higher levels of adoption surrounding digital securities, SBI Holdings has invested in multiple branches of the Boerse Stuttgart group.
- Boerse Suttgart Digital Exchange
- Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures
Plans Moving Forward
In their announcement, it is clear that the rationality behind this new partnership is geared around global expansion. With SBI Holdings operating within Japan, and the various branches of the Boerse Group operation throughout Europe, the pair should find the partnership mutually beneficial.
Beyond simple expansion, the pair of companies closed out their announcement by elaborating on their plans. They stated,
“The SBI Group and the Boerse Stuttgart Group are partners in the digital asset business in Asia, including Japan, as well as in Europe. We will work together to build a global digital asset finance ecosystem utilizing blockchain.”
Upon announcing these investments, representatives from each, SBI Holdings and Boerse Stuttgart, took the time to comment. The following is what each had to say on the matter.
Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO of SBI Holdings, states,
“Due to the decentralized nature of digital assets, it is our top priority to find globally suitable partners to build our digital asset ecosystem. The SBI Group, with its trading platform for digital assets and other relevant companies, will make full use of the cooperation with the Börse Stuttgart Group to respond to the global customer interest in digital assets.”
Alexander Höptner, Chairman of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart GmbH, states,
“Asia and Europe are currently the fastest growing markets for digital assets. With the SBI Group, we have found an ideal partner to realize our vision of an efficient, global ecosystem along the value chain of digital assets. In addition to the exchange of knowledge and technology, the collaboration also covers the issuance, listing and trading of digital assets across borders, as well as brokerage services and building the first global bridge for custody.”
The Boerse Stuttgart Group consists of various branches such as Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, and Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures. These two branches, in particular, have a focus on blockchain based endeavours, including the eventual creation of a secondary marketplace for digital securities.
An acting subsidiary of SBI Group, SBI Holdings, was launched in 1999. The company maintains headquarters within Tokyo, Japan, where they seek out, and establish, strategic partnerships with high potential companies.
CEO, Yoshitaka Kitao, currently oversees company operations.
In Other News
In recent months, each of the companies discussed here today have found themselves in our news feed. Whether launching a digital exchange, or making strategic investments, both companies have been quite active. The following articles are just a couple discussing recent moves by both.
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