On 7th, November, 2019, Sydney time, ADE Group reached a strategic cooperation with BBDB (British Business Development Bank). Both sides will be having an in-depth long-term cooperation in fields such as blockchain, small and micro enterprises equity investment, cross-border payment. The aim of the cooperation is to expand global digital financial market by achieving the integration of resources in products, services, technology and channels.
Authorized and supervised by FCA(The Financial Conduct Authority), BBDB has a huge market in the UK and Europe region. As early as in 2018, it has already laid its eyes on blockchain technology and announced to provide solid financial support for potential small and micro enterprises’ digital transformation.
According to Tracking Report for Small and Micro Enterprises Equity Investment(2019) released by BBDB earlier this year, in 2018, the total equity investment amount of small and micro enterprises in the UK reaches the peak, about 6.7 billion pounds(about 12.5 billion AUD), exceeding the total amount of 6.4 billion pounds in 2017. Meanwhile, the year of 2018 also marks the second year of total transaction volume topping 6 billion pounds. Technology companies have been the leading role in equity investment, taking up 44% of the total investment amount. In the past decade, the number of venture capital unit in the UK has been growing faster than the U.S.. In the UK, there are about 570 VC transactions per trillion pounds of GDP, which is 18% higher than 482 VC transactions in the U.S..
Mr. Morgan, the chief executive of BBDB said, “it can be seen from this report that 2018 is the year for small and micro enterprises equity financing market, as the investment amount skyrocketed to 6.7 billion pounds. It shows the investors’ confidence in the development of small and micro enterprises as well as their potential in growth.
Established in November, 2014, British Business Development Bank is owned by British government with the mission to provide better operation for small and micro enterprises in financial market. By the end of December, 2018, it has provided services for more than 85,000 small and micro enterprises with the total financing amount topping 6.4 billion pounds.
This cooperation will enhance ADE group’s competitiveness in financial market. Firstly, with its popularity in Europe, BBDB will be able to help ADE Group to open the whole European market by assisting more potential small and micro enterprises to be listed on ADEex and add an endorsement for ADEex. Secondly, this cooperation will fasten the construction and development of ADE Digital Currency Bank and provide services including digital assets storage, forex, loans and smart investment and consulting for companies and users around the globe.
Through this cooperation, BBDB will become an essential part of ADE Global Ecology. It will partner with ADE Group to help build ADE Global Ecological Community and manage European community. Moreover, it will help explore more markets and expand ADE Global Ecological Community by the means of utilizing all resources of financial networks in Europe.
Mr. Caspar, head of international division of BBDB attended the signing ceremony and said, “We have always committed to providing financial support for small and micro enterprises and building a more diversified financial market. This cooperation with ADE Group will make us the frontier in the path of financial innovation and digitalization. ADE Group and us obviously both share the same thought and idea regarding the future of fin-tech world and construction of community ecology. Based on our rich experience in financial services and R&D ability in technology, we have every confidence to provide broader digital financial application scenarios for global users.”