Photon Energy NV successfully taps its GREEN Bond despite difficult market conditions with Bankhaus Scheich as Sole Global Coordinator & Bookrunner

Frankfurt/Main, October 14, 2022

Photon Energy N.V., an Amsterdam-based specialist for Renewable Energy Solutions, has once again successfully tapped its first 6.50% Green EUR Bond 2021/2027 under the lead management of Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG in the amount of EUR 10 million. Despite difficult market conditions, the bond issue met strong demand from the Company’s existing bondholders, who subscribed to more than EUR 6 million in the concomitant exchange offer for the existing EUR Bond 2017/2022 as well as from new institutional investors across Europe. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the green bond placement to finance or refinance, in part or in whole, new and/or existing eligible assets, as well as financial instruments that were used to finance such projects or assets, in accordance with the Company’s Green Finance Framework, enabling Photon Energy Group to make a significant contribution to an environmentally friendly future.

Bankhaus Scheich & tradias strengthens Team with Executives

Frankfurt am Main, 6th October, 2022. In recent months, Bankhaus Scheich and its tech provider tradias have succeeded in attracting a large number of experienced talents for its digital assets arm.

With positions at Goldman Sachs, BISON / Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, Trade Republic, Kraken, the European Central Bank, S&P Global, Bankhaus von der Heydt and Eurex / Deutsche Börse, the new joiners bring valuable experience that will significantly contribute to Bankhaus Scheich / tradias further expansion as a market leader in regulated crypto trading.

The new Head of Quantitative Trading Dr. Johannes Seemüller previously worked at BISON / Börse Stuttgart Digital Ventures, where he was in charge of building the digital trading infrastructure for the crypto broker BISON and the crypto custodian blocknox. He additionally oversaw the liquidity provision on BSDEX.

Yannick Müller joins Bankhaus Scheich / tradias from S&P Global. His profound experience in institutional sales will help expand the digital assets sales further under his leadership.

Simeon Kechagias, joins Bankhaus Scheich / tradias from Kraken and play an active role in strengthening the sales and product development in a hybrid function.

Coming from Bankhaus von der Heydt, Sebastian Hailer will expand and enhance the tokenisation business.

The experienced lawyer and regulatory law expert Dr. Martin Schulte has been responsible for the Legal division since September. Over the past 20 years he worked for major law firms, the European Central Bank and in banking associations. Since 2018, Martin focused on the regulation of digital assets, advising a number of German and international financial companies on the implementation of crypto strategies.

Maha Al-Saadi brings over 15 years of compliance and regulatory affairs experience. Maha Al-Saadi has spent a large part of her career at Deutsche Börse, where she was instrumental in developing the digital assets strategy and political communication on a European front. She joins Bankhaus Scheich as Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs from Trade Republic.

Nikolai Steidle joins Bankhaus Scheich / tradias as Head of Risk. Prior to that Nikolai worked in the capacity of Head of Risk at the Spectrum Markets and in the Risk department at Eurex Clearing.

With André Seemaier’s experience in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, as well as at 7Square, a financial advisory firm specializing in hedge funds, Bankhaus Scheich / tradias was also able to gain an expert in the field of corporate finance. André Seemaier will be responsible for the expansion of the finance division at Bankhaus Scheich and will assume the role of CFO at tradias.

Boris Ziganke, COO of Bankhaus Scheich: “We are very pleased that we succeeded in attracting not only a large number of talents but also very experienced employees to deliver on our vision of being a leading regulated digital assets services provider. We see the current market situation as an opportunity to sustainably position ourselves strongly and benefit from the next market upturn.”

Christopher Beck, tradias’ CEO added: “Our new employees bring experience from the traditional world as well as from the world of digital assets. This combination, which Bankhaus Scheich and tradias also stand for, allows us to create a platform for our institutional clients and hence benefit from the enormous potential of digital assets has to offer without having to compromise on regulatory requirements. Our goal is to build a bridge for our clients into the world of Digital Assets.”


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About Bankhaus Scheich / tradias

Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG was founded in 1985 in Frankfurt am Main and is today one of the leading specialists on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB). At Bankhaus Scheich / tradias, we provide the necessary infrastructure and services to enable all institutional investors to access digital assets. The knowledge gained over decades as one of the leading securities trading banks and market makers on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange now flows into the FinTech service provider tradias at Bankhaus Scheich. Bankhaus Scheich / tradias already enables its customers to trade in a variety of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in a regulated manner, as well as to access a range of other digital asset services such as tokenisation.


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