COSIMO VENTURES AND SORS DIGITAL ASSETS INVEST IN BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS, DEEPENING THE STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE THREE PLAYERS IN THE USA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
BERLIN, BOSTON, DUBLIN, HONG KONG, LUXEMBOURG — In order to further deepen their strategic cooperation COSIMO Ventures and SORS Digital Assets invested into Black Manta Capital Partners’ Holding Company in Luxembourg. The partnership and reach of the three firms is truly global — spanning from America, to Europe, to Asia. All three partners are passionately committed to deliver on the promise of blockchain to all classes of investors in all major financial markets in the world.
Connor Cantwell, COSIMO Ventures, Europe Partner: “We have been really impressed by the Black Manta team, their domain expertise, and their innovative and game-changing mindset. They are deeply immersed in the world of tokenization, and their Bafin regulated platform is a welcome addition for investors, and opens up a new source of capital for a wide range of businesses. The scope of the opportunity they are addressing is global, and they are uniquely placed to deliver another step in the continued penetration of distributed ledger technology into financial services. The COSIMO X investment in Black Manta is an exciting development and aligns squarely with our blockchain and deep tech investment focus.”
Stephen Browne, Chief Operating Officer Sors Digital Assets: “ The financial world has been upended over the past decade. Banks are being disintermediated from their customers by fintech companies, new infrastructure technologies are lowering the barrier to entry for non-fintechs, and a wave of exciting companies are rising up to tackle complex and meaningful problems. Part of this process of disintermediation has been the advent of blockchain finance, tokenized securities and security tokens. At Sors Digital Assets we understand that Black Manta operates at the very top of the growing security token waterfall. Regulated by BaFin, the strongest financial regulatory authority in Europe, with an explicit license in digital securities, Black Manta is the key player in the financial and technological growth of the tokenized securities market. With this investment Sors Digital Assets is deepening its relationship with Black Manta to offer Black Manta’s platform to the growing numbers of market entrants globally. We believe Black Manta is destined to be an iconic company. Black Manta will be the leading provider for tokenized securities and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with this all-star team to realize the dream of making tokenized securities more accessible to everyone.”
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner BMCP: “COSIMO X is one of the first digitally securitized venture capital funds in the world. They invest in blockchain, digital banking platforms, machine learning, and digital assets. In one sentence: They understand our ecosystems. — With Brian Elders being both the Founder of Sors Digital Assets and a Partner at BMCP, bringing the two companies closer together and raising Sors Digital Assets equity position with us was a very logical step. — The three of us together, we can truly operate on a global scale.”
ABOUT COSIMO Ventures — COSIMO Ventures is an investment firm focused on transforming promising deep technology companies into global industry leaders. With offices in Boston and Dublin, COSIMO Ventures invests primarily in Blockchain but also in related sectors including digital currencies, AI, AR and Data Analytics.
ABOUT COSIMO X — COSIMO X is a digitally securitized venture capital fund that invests in blockchain protocols, digital banking platforms, machine learning, and digital assets. The first round of funding is currently open to institutions, international investors, and US accredited investors. COSIMO X tokens represent indirect limited partnership interest in the Fund and are fully SEC compliant under Regulation D, Rule 506 ©. Tokens can be purchased, and more information can be found at www.cosimox.com
ABOUT SORS Digital Assets — Sors Digital Assets is a Web 3.0 financial services and consulting platform for the digital asset industry. Founded by a mix of bankers, lawyers and technologists, Sors Digital Assets provides a one-stop destination for companies, institutions and funds to take advantage of the benefits of asset tokenization.
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• COSIMO Ventures and SORS Digital Assets invest in Black Manta Capital Partners, deepening the strategic relationship between the three players, in the USA, Europe, and Asia
• Blockchain Company Launches a Regulated Security Token Offering on the Black Manta Investment Platform
• Finoa and Black Manta Capital Partners cooperate on crypto custody for institutional and professional investors
• Berliner Real Estate Token S17A — Tigris Invest Security Token Offering auf der Black Manta Investment Plattform
• DigiMax Global Solutions and Black Manta Capital Partners enter Collaboration Agreement
• Black Manta Group & BLU SWARM Group signed an MOU for comprehensive cooperation in asset Tokenization
ABOUT BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS — Black Manta Capital Partners ® is a one-stop agency for all technical, financial, and legal aspects of Tokenization. With security tokens that grant equity, profit, and governance rights to investors, BMCP aims to set a global standard for Security Token Offerings (STO). BMCP was founded in Luxembourg in 2018, runs the BMCP GmbH in Berlin, as licenced, regulated Financial Institute for STOs, the consulting entity in Vienna BMCP Consulting GmbH and international business development out of the Maltese BMCP Limited.
BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS COLLABORATE WITH DECA4 ADVISORY — DUBAI
BERLIN/DUBAI – Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP) has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Deca4 Advisory (Dec a4) to develop the markets of Tokenized Securities in both the Middle East and Europe. The long-term coordination will include preferred access to established distribution channels and placement of security tokens.
Steeped in technology experience, Deca4 is a specialised consultancy and tokenizationstudio that is established in the United Arab Emirates. It offers a unique understanding of the market, leveraging deep industry networks and have foundational elements in globally renowned projects. In particular, Deca4’s focus on new technology has established its reputation as a trusted advisor of many start-ups, NGOs, governments and corporations.
Mohammed Mahfoudh, Founder and CEO of Deca4 : “I am proud and delighted to have partnered with Black Manta Capital. I expect this partnership to produce significant productivity improvements for both companies as well as the Security Token community in general. Looking forward to collaborating on potential business opportunities as well as work on the common projects that would benefit and support not only the digital community but traditional businesses as well during this tough Covid-19 times we have.”
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at BMCP: ” Under the leadership of Mohammed Mahfoudh the Deca4 team combines a broad expertise with a specific track record in the digital assets space. Black Manta Capital Partners see great market opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and the entire Middle East. We are excited to develop a broad range of projects — from startups to commodities to real estate — together with Mohammed and Deca4. ”
BLOCKCHAIN COMPANY LAUNCHES A REGULATED SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING ON THE BLACK MANTA INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Berlin/London. As of July 1, 2020, a new Security Token Offering (STO) on the Black Manta Investment Platform goes live: Blockchain Company, the London based technology startup, building an inclusive tokenized utility ecosystem for customers.
The total investment volume is limited with EUR 10 million, wherein investors can participate in equity of the company with a minimum investment amount of EUR 100,000.
The subscription period runs from July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.
The Company already conducted two successful seed rounds over the last two years, raising EUR 2.5 million at a valuation of EUR 25 million from a family office. With the equity security token offering, it aims to raise EUR 10 million from Institutional Investors & HNWIs. This regulated STO equity sale, will help accelerate Blockchain Company’s product launches, revenue monetization, sales and marketing, and ultimate utility token listings.
For more information click: https://v2.blackmanta.capital/bc
BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS ARE NOW A DIRECT FUNDING PARTNER OF VIENNA STOCK EXCHANGE
BERLIN/VIENNA – Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP) teamed up with Wiener Börse, the Vienna Stock Exchange: As a Direct Funding Partner (DFP), BMCP will assist small and medium sized companies with pre-market and on-exchange financing, bringing together companies with financing needs and potential investors via tokenized solutions.
Founded in 1771 as one of the most traditional stock exchanges in the world, the Vienna Stock Exchange today is a modern, customer and market oriented infrastructure company that operates the stock markets in Vienna and Prague. The Vienna Stock Exchange group operates the market data hub for Central and Eastern European markets and has established itself in the calculation of indices for the region. It cooperates with over ten exchanges in CEE and is valued worldwide for this unique know-how.
Alexander Rapatz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at BMCP: “Exchanges and secondary market partnerships are crucial for the market we want to develop as a primary platform for the Tokenization of securities. As Black Manta Capital Partners we reach out to both new and traditional players like the Vienna Stock Exchange. The question is usually not IPO or STO, in fact it is about finding the best way of raising capital for any company at the given point of time.”
FINOA — DIGITAL ASSET BANKING AND BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS COOPERATE ON CRYPTO CUSTODY FOR INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS
Berlin — Finoa and and Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP) are pleased to announce that they entered into a cooperation to develop the space of tokenized securities for institutional and professional investors and HNWI.
Finoa is a leading institutional-grade custody and asset-servicing solution for Digital Assets, customized to Institutional Investors, HNWI and corporations. Reference customers include Bankhaus Scheich, INVAO Group, Inflection VC and Crane VC. Finoa is delighted to further collaborate with Black Manta Capital Partners providing a secure and compliant custody solution for issuances on the Black Manta Capital Partners’ platform, starting with the Real Estate STO Tigris S17A in Berlin.
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at BMCP: “Germany’s crypto custody legislation triggered a wide range of service providers in the digital assets space to apply for a BaFin licence. The German legislation was a crucial step to bring the confidence and liquidity of professional players to the space. In Finoa we see a team that is not only well positioned to cater to the high end investor class, but who bring also a mindset to the table that will be needed to develop this rapidly emerging market.”
Christopher May, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Finoa: “We are pleased to support the growth of the token economy by partnering with Black Manta Capital Partners for the Tigris S17A project and are looking forward to many further exciting projects along the line.”
SORS DIGITAL ASSETS AND BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS ENTER STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Hong Kong, Dublin, Luxembourg, Berlin, Vienna — SORS Digital Assets Limited (SORS) and Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP), are pleased to announce that they entered into a cross Collaboration Agreement.
SORS is an Asian-European digital assets consulting company that has strong customer demand to structure, create, issue, and trade STOs and other forms of digital securities. SORS is pleased to be partnered with BMCP, as together the partnership can enable SORS customers to compliantly and efficiently issue digital securities in Europe.
BMCP’S operating entity BMCP GmbH, Berlin has a license issued by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”) as a financial service institution in order to issue and manage Security Token Offerings (“STOs”) in Germany. BaFin is a leading financial supervisory authority across Europe. BMCP has since then passported this license to several countries including the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Austria. BMCP’s licence allows regulated broker/dealer services for European securities including digital assets for international investors.
“The skillsets of SORS and Black Manta compliment each other. Our collaboration will enable investors and issuers to benefit from the power of blockchain technology to deliver practical results. Inexpensive, safe and hassle free — technically enabled platforms such as Black Manta are the way forward, features accentuated when compared to transitional paper based processes in the Covid / post Covid business environment” said BMCP’s Partner and Founder of SORS, Brian Elders.
“The partnership between BMCP and SORS will create tremendous value for projects requiring advisory, structuring, and distribution in addition to the regulatory, financial, and technical substrate required to bring liquidity properties to traditionally illiquid asset classes, like venture capital, private equity, and real estate”, said Co-Founder of SORS Digital Assets, Andrew Broad. “The potential for 24/7 Markets, Fractional Ownership, Rapid Settlement, Cost Reduction, Liquidity and Market Depth, Automated Compliance and Asset Interoperability are exciting innovations and significant value drivers which will move the securities industry to truly end-to-end digital markets.”
“Tokenization in the core financial field of securities will – for sure – bring paradigmatic change to the global financial markets. While Black Manta wants to be ‘boutique’ in its beginnings and run ‘handpicked’ STOs only, our strategy is global from day one: the first step is to link Europe and Asia on one blockchain-based investment platform. For this reason, we are excited to work with SORS who has already built a great global network of participants that can take advantage of our newly licensed platform,” said BMCP’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner Alexander Rapatz.
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner: “With SORS operating globally out of Europe and Asia, our partner Brian Elders and his colleagues from SORS will perfectly support BMCP’s strategic goal to build bridges between Asia and Europe in the Financial Services business of Tokenization; a business that is scaling faster month by month, but is in historic terms still in its infancy.”
BERLINER REAL ESTATE TOKEN S17A -
TIGRIS INVEST SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING AUF DER BLACK MANTA INVESTMENT PLATTFORM
Zum 14. April 2020 startet Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP GmbH, Berlin) das erste Security Token Offering auf der Black Manta Investment Plattform. Bereits ab EUR 500 können sowohl private als auch institutionelle Anleger aus Deutschland und Österreich in eine Berliner Wohnimmobilie in Premium-Lage investieren.
Das Berliner Immobilien Projekt S17A der Tigris Immobilien GmbH hat ein Gesamtvolumen von knapp EUR 11 Millionen, davon werden EUR 1.999.500 tokenisiert und die Investoren durch verbriefte Genussrechte mit 20% am Gewinn beteiligt. Die ordentliche Zeichnungsfrist läuft von 14. April 2020 bis 31. Mai 2020.
BERLIN/WIEN. Die Tigris Immobilien GmbH ist seit Jahren ein erfolgreicher und erfahrener Immobilienentwickler auf dem Berliner Markt. Das Unternehmen bietet erstmalig die Möglichkeit, dass sich auch Anleger ohne lokale Expertise an einem profitablen Immobilien-Projekt beteiligen, wie es normalerweise nur Großinvestoren vorbehalten ist.
Das Projekt hat eine Nutzfläche von rund 2.000 m² und besteht ca. zur Hälfte aus einem Altbau, der schon heute in gutem Zustand ist und wird durch ein neues, architektonisch modernes Vorderhaus ergänzt. Die Gesamtfertigstellung ist für das Jahr 2022 geplant.
Nach Fertigstellung werden die einzelnen Wohneinheiten an Eigennutzer oder Investoren verkauft. Die Emissions-Strukturierung wurde unterstützt von Rechtsanwalt Oliver Stauber der Wiener Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Stadler Völkel , sowie Helmut Beer , Partner der TPA Steuerberatungs GmbH . Das Gestattungsverfahren bei der BaFin für das öffentliche Angebot in Deutschland erforderliche Wertpapier-Informationsblatt begleitete Rechtsanwalt Lutz Auffenberg , LL.M. von der Frankfurter Kanzlei FIN LAW . Die Prüfung des Informationsblattes nach AltFG erfolgte durch die Wiener Beratungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft Venionaire Capital.
Im Lauf des Jahres werden weitere Emissionen auf der Black Manta Plattform erfolgen, das Angebot wird sich dabei jedoch nicht auf Immobilien beschränken. Zur Zeit sind eine Reihe weiterer STOs aus dem Startup, KMU, sowie Fonds-Bereich in Planung.
Peter Augustin , CEO der Tigris Gruppe :
“Als technisch-interessierter Immobilienentwickler habe ich sofort das Potential der Tokenisierung erkannt. Es öffnen sich für beide Seiten — Bauträger als auch Investoren — ganz neue Möglichkeiten der Finanzierung bzw. Anlage. Die Tokenisierung eines Immobilien-Projektes hat insbesondere den Vorteil, dass Anleger schon mit kleine Summen von der Wertsteigerung und der Substanz der Immobilie profitieren können. ”
Alexander Rapatz , Co-Founder und Managing Partner von BMCP :
“Nicht nur aufgrund der aktuell gesamtwirtschaftlich schwierigen Lage können wir uns keinen idealeren ersten STO für unsere Plattform vorstellen: ein wirtschaftlich attraktives Angebot eines soliden und beständigen Immobilienentwicklers, und das in einer Berliner Premium-Lage. Wir freuen uns, dass das Tigris Management unsere Vision von digitalen Wertpapieren auf der Blockchain teilt und gemeinsam mit uns diesen STO realisiert.”
BRIAN ELDERS BECOMES A PARTNER
AT BLACK MANTA CAPITAL PARTNERS
As of March 1, 2020 BRIAN ELDERS joins Black Manta Capital Partners S.á r.l. as a Partner, based in Ireland and Hong Kong, bringing an international focus to business development and scaling.
BERLIN, DUBLIN, HONG KONG, LUXEMBOURG. Following a long career in Europe and Asia as a leader in international banking, professional services, and digital assets, Brian Elders brings his experience and network to complement the existing partners. He will continue to lead his firm SORS DIGITAL ASSETS, while BMCP and SORS also announce their intention to collaborate on future business projects, adding over 100 years of experience in international finance.
Brian Elders on Black Manta Capital Partners:
“I am delighted to be joining the leading German and European financial service institution, specialist in digital assets and tokenization. The application of innovative blockchain solutions in financial services will be the hallmark of future leaders in this sector. I look forward to working with pioneers in the real estate, asset management (funds), and fast scaling technology companies as they bring digital asset financings to the market.
At Black Manta Capital Partners we will be the essential lynchpin connecting issuers and investors to new cutting edge tokenization technologies and techniques transforming banking for the benefit of all. BMCP’s unique status as a MiFID-regulated service provider delivers a safe platform for professional and retail investors to access digital assets.”
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner:
“Brian’s broad international experience matches our vision of international scaling in Europe, Asia and beyond. We are delighted to welcome him on board!”
DigiMax Global Solutions and Black Manta Capital Partners enter Collaboration Agreement
Toronto / Luxembourg — 09, 2019 (Access Wire) DigiCrypts Blockchain Solutions Inc., (CSE:DIGI) now doing business as DIGIMAX GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (the “Company” or “DigiMax”) and Black Manta Capital Partners (“Black Manta” or “BMCP”), based in Luxembourg, are pleased to announce that they entered into a cross Collaboration Agreement.
In August 2019, a 100% subsidiary of Black Manta, the German based BMCP GmbH, was awarded a license by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”) as financial service institution in order to issue and manage Security Token Offerings (“STOs”) in Germany. BaFin is a leading financial supervising authority across Europe. With over 2,600 employees, this regulatory body oversees a variety of industries ranging from finance, to banking, insurance, and more.
The approval received allows BMCP to offer clients regulated services surrounding security token offerings. BMCP has indicated that they intend for this platform to function as a comprehensive offering – meaning that they will provide clients with all the necessary services from start to finish, through the security tokenization process.
DigiMax, as a global consultant to companies seeking to issue STO’s and other forms of digital securities, is pleased to be partnered with Black Manta, as together the partnership can bring clients from around the world to have their digital securities listed in Europe. DigiMax has planned to increase its European presence in late 2019 and is pleased to be able to work with Black Manta as a critical step in this process.
“DigiMax recognizes Black Manta as one of the leading licensed service providers in Europe capable of assisting clients to raise capital and to list digital securities in Europe, starting with Germany”, said DigiMax CEO, Chris Carl. “We respect how difficult it is to gain these approvals from the financial supervisory authorities in Europe, and to have done so represents a substantial accomplishment on the path leading toward global digitization of securities. We are excited about working with Black Manta on several such projects in the immediate future.”
“Tokenization in the core financial field of securities will – for sure – bring paradigmatic change to the global financial markets. While Black Manta wants to be ‘boutique’ in its beginnings and run ‘handpicked’ STOs only, our strategy is global from day one: the first step is to link Europe and Asia on one blockchain-based investment platform. For this reason, we are excited to work with DigiMax who has already built a great global network of participants that can take advantage of our newly licensed platform,” said Managing Partner of Black Manta Capital Partners, Alexander Rapatz.
Black Manta Group & BLU SWARM Group signed an MOU for comprehensive cooperation in asset Tokenization
With signing a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding on the 19th of July in 2019, both international groups lay the foundation for a strong and long-term cooperation with the focus on asset-tokenization of medium and large projects.
BLACK MANTA Capital Partners S.à.r.l. Luxembourg, and BLU PRINT AG, Liechtenstein, member of BLU SWARM Group, focus on state-of-the-art tokenization projects in the regulated global segment of the security token.
BLU PRINT AG focuses on the tokenization of intellectual property rights as immaterial/intangible assets, which are delivered by affiliated BLU SWARM GLOBAL IP Manager. While BLACK MANTA offers Tokenization as a Service as a one-stop agency to third parties in selected asset classes like companies, commodities & real estate.
After signing the MOU, both partners are now working on a comprehensive cooperation agreement. One focus will be the tokenization of BLU SWARM´s implementation projects from large IP Development Funds based on customized private contracting models with the IP-owners. Those BLU NODE Funds can cluster dozens or hundreds of IP-rights and achieve evaluations in the billion CHF range during their global rollout. One current example is the already contracted FLAVOREX IP Fund as a joint venture of Flavorex Life Science Group in Holland and BLU SWARM Group.
In the cause of those vast IP development Funds, multiple implementation projects are generated in form of proving and development sites, commercial lighthouse projects & huge global productive sites managed together with local partners.
BLACK MANTA and BLU SWARM plan to integrate their processes to best select and service those implementation projects on the state-of-the-art BLACK MANTA tokenizing platform.
Other parts of the cooperation may comprehend cooperation in both affiliate networks, sharing services and collaboration in other projects.
Security Token Offerings on a regulated platform: Black Manta Capital Partners received BaFin licence
As of August 1st 2019, Black Manta Capital Partners’ Berlin operating entity, BMCP GmbH, received the licence within the MiFID II regime by the German financial regulator BaFin to run a Multi-STO-Platform and act as a One-Stop-Agency for Security Token Offerings, out of Germany, within the European Union.
The application process was supported by the law firm LUTHER, Berlin et alt, notably the partner Dr. Rolf Kobabe, Hamburg.
BERLIN — FRANKFURT AM MAIN. As of August 1st 2019 and after 9 months of intense and fruitful procedures with the German regulator, BMCP GmbH is now a Financial Services Institution according to § 1 Abs. 1a Satz 2 Nr. 1 KWG (Kreditwesengesetz), regulated by the German Financial Market Authority (BaFin): this in order to provide regulated financial brokerage services (i.e. Wertpapiervermittlung & Abschlussvermittlung) using Blockchain technology in accordance with the MiFID II regime. The 100% subsidiary of the Luxembourg based holding entity Black Manta Capital Partners S.à.r.l. is one of the first European entities granted this licence for blockchain based financial services.
With so-called Security Tokenization, BMCP GmbH converts rights to an asset into a digital token, creating intelligent investment contracts on a blockchain. This innovation in financial products creates completely new access to capital for small and medium- sized enterprises, real estate projects, startups, commodity markets or funds — as well as new access to investments for new investors. The issuance of such securities using blockchain technology is a new business model fully covered by the provisions of the MiFID II Directive on Financial Instruments (2014/65 /EU). The operative start of the investment platform with the first Token Offerings is planned for early Q4/2019. The diversified team behind BMCP are senior professionals with banking, VC and corporate background.
Apart from the licenced operating entity in Berlin, Black Manta Capital Partners drive the market launch of their investment platform also through BMCP Consulting in Vienna and BMCP Limited for international business development, based at the Malta Stock Exchange in Valletta. — The next strategic move will be the foundation of Black Manta Asia, in Singapore, and the application for a similar licence with the Monetary Authority Singapore.
Christian Platzer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner: “Tokenization in the core financial field of securities will — for sure — bring paradigmatic change to the global financial markets.” — “While Black Manta Capital Partners want to be ‘boutique’ in its beginnings and run ‘handpicked’ STOs only, our strategy is global from day one: the first step is to link Europe and Asia on one blockchain-based investment platform. Therefore we look already today into Singapore.”