WHAT WE DO

Advisory

NKB Advisory guides corporates in the process of raising funds via security token sales as well as traditional equity offerings. We are committed to building long term relationships with our clients by providing the best advice and assistance during the transaction execution as well as continuous support after the transaction.

NKB Advisory leverages the whole of NKB Group’s capability and partnerships to provide the required range of investment banking services to our clients. Our team has developed a unique expertise in capital raisings in the digital asset space while leveraging a wealth of knowledge and experience from traditional capital markets. This is becoming especially important for security token offerings (STOs), which are at the cross-section between digital and traditional investment banking – a space which is NKB’s core domain, allowing us to deliver best-in-class execution to our clients.

Digital finance exists at the intersection of international securities laws and regulatory requirements. Moreover, digital assets issued by corporates represent a new element of the capital structure that requires fundamental expertise.

The STO ecosystem is developing quickly but there is very little standardisation in the process and few full-service providers that can guide corporates through the whole journey. We believe that issuers should not be forced to become experts in law and finance in order to raise funds via token sales. NKB’s suite of services provides end-to-end solutions for our clients which enables them to focus on their core business and growth.

We view STOs and tokenisation as an innovative and value enhancing way for entrepreneurs and companies to finance their businesses.

NKB is focused on real world applications of blockchain technology and anticipates a future where various asset types can, and will be, natively issued via blockchain technology or represented by a digital security or token. We believe these solutions are set to transform how companies think about financing their businesses as well as transforming the way many industries operate.

STO ADVISORY


  • Structuring the transactions and financial instruments
  • Guidance through KYC, AML, risk management and compliance
  • Investor outreach and placement
  • Assistance with public relations, community and social media management

STRATEGIC AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE ADVISORY


  • Token economics design for company business model and capital needs
  • Financial modelling and analysis of token offering impact on P&L, cash flow and balance sheet
  • Analysis of the token offering in the context of the existing capital structure of the company

Team

CHRIS BAXTER

Co-founder
Chris has more than 30 years of investment banking and investment management experience. Chris has more than 30 years of investment banking and investment management experience. He has held senior management positions at leading international institutions for over 15 years, including: Head of Investment Banking and CEO of Principal Investments at Renaissance Capital, an emerging markets investment bank; and Head of the eastern hemisphere Energy and Power sector team in Merrill Lynch, London. Chris is also a long term member of the Supervisory Board of an emerging market venture capital firm Buran VC. Chris graduated in engineering from Imperial College and received a number of awards for his outstanding academic results including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

LUKAS HARUSTIAK

Advisor
Lukas has 10 years of experience in investment banking and investment management.Lukas has 10 years of experience in investment banking and investment management. His most recent role was the Head of Corporate Finance at MODE, an emerging markets FinTech company. Prior to that, he held a position of Investment Director at Valiance, a London-based investment firm focused on growth capital. Lukas spent several years in M&A and capital structure advisory with RBS/ABN Amro in London. He graduated with Félicitations du Jury from ESCP Europe in Paris.

ELIZABETH INTSIFUL

Advisor
Prior to joining NKB, Elizabeth headed the advisory business of Blockhaus, a Swiss blockchain investment banking platform, focusing on ICO / STO Advisory.Prior to joining NKB, Elizabeth headed the advisory business of Blockhaus, a Swiss blockchain investment banking platform, focusing on ICO / STO Advisory. Before moving to digital finance, she had 7 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience as an M&A banker at Credit Suisse and Houlihan Lokey in London. Elizabeth graduated in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

KATE COOPER

Compliance Officer
Kate is NKB Advisory’s Compliance Officer. Kate is a founding member of Signia Wealth where she aided in the setup of the businesses while establishing a robust Compliance framework as Chief Compliance Officer.Kate is NKB Advisory’s Compliance Officer. Kate is a founding member of Signia Wealth where she aided in the setup of the businesses while establishing a robust Compliance framework as Chief Compliance Officer. Before Signia, Kate worked at HSBC Private Bank, as Head of Client Services in the UK where her focus was to ensure successful outcomes for clients with a continued world-class service. Prior to 2010, Kate started her career in the UK as an Analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank for 6 years in the UK UHNW team and then joined Coutts in the newly formed Private Office servicing UHNW clients.

NKB has formed an alliance with TechRyu, a leading blockchain development house. The partnership allows us to deliver full-service blockchain solutions for our clients as well as smart contract configuration and platform roll-out.

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