MERJ and RedBlock Capital combine digital securities expertise
Updated: Feb 5
Today, it is with great pleasure that we announce a collaboration between MERJ Exchange and RedBlock Capital, which seeks to accelerate the adoption of digital securities in key global jurisdictions. Both firms are pioneers in the digital securities space, and both share a very global outlook.
Having expertise in, and a network spanning, China and the broader Asia Pacific region, RedBlock is uniquely positioned to be a leading force in the asset digitization industry. With a deep understanding of the blockchain industry and digital asset ecosystem at large, their team is committed to providing high quality advisory services for issuers of regulated digital assets around the world.
This is part of what makes this collaboration so synergistic. RedBlock’s strong network, especially in the Asia Pacific region, compliments MERJ’s existing global presence. Moreover, RedBlock’s expertise in the digital assets fundraising process, capital market player ecosystem, and proprietary fundraising platform combined with MERJ’s active base of investors and its popular and trusted digital/traditional securities exchange will give clients a full range of investment and technology services.
“RedBlock are successful pioneers of a new business model and digital securities technology is in the very DNA of their business. They bring capital markets expertise, technology expertise, and investment expertise together under one roof which makes them a dream partner. They share our global outlook, and our roadmaps are very well aligned so we are delighted at the prospects of working together” Jim Needham, MERJ Exchange Head of Strategy.
“MERJ is at the forefront of the nascent digital securities space. Their licensed secondary exchange activities complement what we do at RedBlock and we very much look forward to collaborating with them across the entire digital securities value chain.” Jemma Xu, RedBlock CPO and General Partner.
MERJ provides a unique listing venue which offers the important combined benefits of a regulated marketplace whilst also leveraging the technological benefits of digital or “smart” securities.
This strategic partnership concentrates on 4 key areas:
Capital Markets Advisory RedBlock will join the MERJ Exchange ecosystem as a sponsor adviser, helping issuers to understand and comply with the MERJ listing rules and provide ongoing support to issuers in complying with market requirements. Redblock will add MERJ Exchange to its list of Primary and Secondary market partners.
Fundraising RedBlock will bring its network of broker dealers, family offices and individual investors to the MERJ ecosystem and offer capital raising services to MERJ issuers. In addition, RedBlock will participate in the global private placement syndication model being developed by MERJ.
Technology MERJ will undertake due diligence on the RedBlock digital securities protocol with a view to approving it as an eligible security protocol for the MERJ Depository. MERJ and RedBlock will also work to originate the deal flow from issuers looking to leverage the RedBlock technology suite.
Global Media MERJ and RedBlock will work with each other’s existing media partners to reach the largest international audience possible.
MERJ provides regulated market infrastructure for primary and secondary markets for digital and non-digital securities. As such it provides a primary listing venue, a robust listing framework in line with best international securities markets principles, a central order book, matching engine, a licensed clearing and settlement system and securities facility, depository and registry. The MERJ platform supports retail and institutional investors from IOSCO recognised jurisdictions around the world, either via professional intermediaries or via direct access.
RedBlock Inc is a digital investment and fintech firm leveraging blockchain technology for asset digitization and management, from issuance to secondary liquidity. Its global network of capital market participants, including issuers, broker-dealers, secondary exchanges, funds, liquidity providers and custodians, are supported by its end-to-end blockchain-powered asset management platform. RedBlock also manages an investment fund to support companies in its ecosystem that align with its investment thesis. With a growing track record and pipeline, the RedBlock team hails from top tier global investment banks, venture capital firms and blockchain technology companies.