Saxo Bank strengthens its capital base with EUR 77.5 million
CarVal Investors, a leading global investment fund manager with more than USD 10 billion under management, became note owners when investing in the Convertible Tier 2 and minority shareholders when subscribing shares equal to 2.5% of the share capital before this issue.
In a joint statement, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-CEOs and co-founders of Saxo Bank said:
“In the process of exploring opportunities in the market, we found a combination which allows us to both issue additional capital and raise equity capital which will benefit the Bank, the shareholders, investors and clients. This framework enables Saxo Bank to not only meet potential future capital requirements, but also to consolidate our market position as a solid industry player. The investment is testament to the trust in the bank’s ability to capitalise on significant growth opportunities. We welcome CarVal Investors as new shareholders and note owners.”
The Tier 2 instrument fulfils the new European capital regulations and is subject to conversion into ordinary shares if the common equity tier 1 ratio in the Saxo Bank Group and/or Saxo Bank A/S falls below 7 per cent.
Following the issues then Saxo Bank A/S and Saxo Bank Group’s regulatory capital ratio are 22.8% and 19.0% respectively while the estimated solvency need is 13.8% and 12.8% respectively.
Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.
For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.
As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.