Berlin fintech Acatus raises €5.5 million to build Europe’s largest debt capital market
Acatus, the first digital debt capital markets platform, has raised a 5.5 million Series A round, led by DIP Capital and coparion, with support from existing investors Partech, Berliner Effektengesellschaft, and Berliner Volksbank Ventures.
The Berlin-based fintech offers a B2B platform where an organisation can sell debts in the form of bonds to investors. Assets, such as loans are insurance, are converted into individual securities and placed directly on the international capital market, rather than going the traditional portfolio securitization route.
“With our flexible debt capital markets platform, we have created a tool to make loans available to the debt capital market. According to the ECB, there are €12 trillion in loans available in Europe, which shows the extraordinary market potential here. At the same time, we are making the European financial market more flexible and transparent,” says CEO Dr. Marie Louise Seelig.