Strategic Partners to Leaders of the Open Economy

We provide independent investment banking services for web3


Mergers and Acquisitions

Guiding teams with our transaction-based SWAT operation, ensuring seamless buy- and sell-side processes alongside expert strategic guidance and market intelligence.

Equity & Token Capital Markets

Providing institutional capital markets support, from private capital raising to public market token launches, including primary capital formation, secondary transactions, development of equity and token story, exchange listings, and liquidity coordination with tailored transaction support and in-depth market insights.

Strategic Governance

Navigating complex governance initiatives from governance inception to optimization and ecosystem growth, running data-driven analyses and steering effective stakeholder communication.

Featured Partners

Founding Team

Karl-Martin Ahrend

Founding Partner

Heads the Mergers & Acquisitions business unit orchestrating complex strategic transactions for web3 companies and corporates. Former Private Equity Investor at Blackstone and Investment Banker at JP Morgan. Master in Finance from London School of Economics.

Jan-Philip Grabs

Founding Partner

Runs the capital formation practice, including capital raises and secondaries, facilitating transactions between web3 companies and institutional investors. Former Private Equity Investor at Blackstone and Consultant at BCG. Master in Finance from the University St. Gallen.

Bernard Schmid

Founding Partner

Leads the strategic governance practice working on large-scale governance and growth initiatives from ecosystem growth to wind-downs. Former McKinsey Consultant and Venture Capital Investor. Master in Business from London School of Economics.

Who We've Worked With

Amanda Cassatt
Founder & CEO, Serotonin
Bobby Ong
Co-Founder, CoinGecko
Doo Wan Nam
Founder & Delegate, Maker & StableLab
Erin Koen
Governance Lead, Uniswap
Evgeny Yurtaev
Founder & CEO, Zerion
Hannes Graah
Founder, Gro DAO
Sebastian Borget
Co-Founder & COO, The Sandbox