Crypto Finance AG acquired by Deutsche Börse Group
Enabling digital assets to go mainstream.
Zug, 29 June 2021 - GP Bullhound supported and advised Crypto Finance AG (‘Crypto Finance’) before its majority sale to Deutsche Börse Group, operator of the largest stock exchange in Germany.

Crypto Finance, founded by Jan Brzezek in 2017, currently employs more than 70 people across offices in Zug, Switzerland and Singapore. The company is the leading enabler for banks and institutional clients to invest in, trade and store digital assets. Crypto Finance’s mission is to bridge the gap between the traditional financial sector and the emerging digital asset class through a combination of technology and regulatory scrutiny. Being licensed by the Swiss financial supervisory authority FINMA, Crypto Finance can seamlessly offer its asset management, brokerage and storage services for digital assets to banks and financial institutions across Europe and globally.

By becoming part of Deutsche Börse Group, Crypto Finance will be able to more rapidly scale its digital asset services portfolio and win further clients through Deutsche Börse’s existing trading platforms. With the backing of Deutsche Börse Group, the company is set to create the first fully regulated digital asset ecosystem for institutional investors across Europe.

Jan Brzezek, CEO & Founder, Crypto Finance AG, said: “Since the beginning, our goal was to bridge the old and new worlds. This is why we are excited to team up with a neutral partner like Deutsche Börse, who brings trust, reputation, and expertise in traditional financial market infrastructure. In combination with our proven expertise in crypto assets and the underlying technologies, we can now achieve our goals much faster. Together, we will enable thousands of financial institutions and professional investors in Europe to instantly enter this new asset class in a way they are familiar with.”

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Carl Wessberg, Partner, at carl.wessberg@gpbullhound.com
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Sector
Fintech
Region
Germany