Relationship banking for the capital markets
Since BankM was founded, we based our banking philosophy on the principle of long-term corporate relationships and the development of personal trust. This successfully sets us apart from the predominant Anglo-American investment banking approach. We want to support our customers comprehensively and as a reliable partner in the long term and thus sustainably — and successfully master the challenges of the markets together. This requires a focus on flexibility and speed of action that must be permanently ensured and that illustrates our entrepreneurial thinking and action, which connects us with our customers”.
Launched in 2007 with seven founding partners in a small 15-square-metre office, BankM today is firmly established on the capital market as a corporate finance specialist with an unusually broad range of banking services. Wherever strategic decisions are made in the international capital market, BankM’s interdisciplinary team supports SMEs in the German-speaking markets with individual services, innovative solutions and consistent contacts. From young technology start-ups to fully-fledged listed groups of companies, well over 100 corporate clients now rely on our wide range of services. Creative solutions, the highest compliance standards and conditions suitable for SMEs are what set us apart.
Right from the start, the aim was to support companies in strategic financing solutions, often too complex and therefore inefficient or too expensive for customers to build up their own expertise. While most banks sell standardized financing products, BankM focuses on a flexible, product-independent offering. This approach minimizes the time and money spent by clients, ensures a marketable capital mix and thus optimizes financial success. BankM thereby covers the entire spectrum of debt and equity financing for medium-sized companies. In addition to capital measures such as IPOs and capital increases, bond issues, as well as the arrangement of venture capital financing and classic bank loans, BankM is one of the leading designated sponsors for small and mid-cap stocks and has established itself as a sought-after provider of technical settlements such as securitization or mediator of paying agent functions.
Even in difficult environments we have time and again provided companies with efficient access to banking services and funding. With success — many companies, partners and investors have enjoyed working successfully with BankM as their principal bank for the capital market for over 10 years. No wonder that we are often asked when things get particularly complex.
What our customers say about BankM
“Distinguished by a wealth of experience in all types of equity market services and therefore always the right sparring partner, even in challenging situations.”
“In 2019, BankM has not only given us the confidence that the IPO will take place, but has also provided us with imaginative and energetic support to continue along the path we have chosen despite all the difficulties. Even after the successful IPO, BankM remains a trusted partner at our side”.
“Our IPO in 2005, several capital increases, road shows, investor conferences and more! We are always convinced by the high competence of the consultations of a motivated and cooperative team.”
“Inspiring, trustworthy and sincere professionals; advice and recommendations we trust.”
“Someone who knows us very well and always takes our questions seriously, regardless of market conditions and the general sentiment.”
“I joined the supervisory board of BankM because I like their very unique value proposition and their long term perspective. This is truly rare in the investment banking arena.”