Acatus GmbH was founded in September 2016 by Dr. Marie Louise Seelig and Dr. Daniel Wigbers and is building the first digital pan-European Debt Capital Markets (DCM) platform. Through the innovative toolkit for digital asset securitization, Acatus converts loans and other illiquid assets into fungible securities eligible for safe custody. For banks and other originators, Acatus offers a fast and cost-efficient refinancing option via the capital markets. For institutional investors such as family offices or pension funds, Acatus offers attractive investment opportunities à la carte in previously illiquid debt products. Since October 2018, the digital DCM platform has been live and transactions are taking place.
Acatus is based in Berlin and currently has 15 employees. The company is supported by renowned investors such as Partech, Berliner Effektengesellschaft and Berliner Volksbank Ventures as well as numerous business angels from the capital markets, securities and tech sectors. These include former bank directors, partners in management consultancies and commercial law firms, university professors and successful fintech founders. Acatus won the startup pitch of EXECfintech in 2018 and came 3rd place in the KPMG Smart Start Award 2017. The company is a member of the Association of German Banks, the Federal Association of German Startups and the digital association Bitkom.
Filed for insolvency, 22.07.2021. In liquidation since 21.10.2021. Acquired by Swiss Pactum in November 2021.