About us

By choosing ACBM to support you, you have every reason to invest better.

Our vision

  • Leonardo Da Vinci “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
  • We believe banking should be both simple and customised – after all ever business is different. Therefore, through our unique financial service ecosystem, we empower our clients by making global banking more flexible, user friendly, accessible, bespoke, and cost effective regardless of their location or specific banking needs.

Our approach

  • Our approach is to empower our clients by accessing our simple, compliant reliable and personalised digital platform. This proprietary and highly secure infrastructure gives corporates, family offices and private clients the freedom to transact and manage their finances from anywhere in the world via a seamless and fully customisable dashboard, while simultaneously benefiting from experienced and trusted in-person support.
  • We allow our clients to take back control of their finances and focus on what matters most – growing their businesses and managing their wealth. For that, we have significantly reduced onboarding time thanks to a fully automated KYC processes and we are progressively creating a “one stop shop” where all corporate and investment banking transactions can be managed thanks to our in-house and selected 3rd party services and expertise.

Our History

  • ACBM was established in 2017 by entrepreneurs Simon Tobelem and Stephen Margolis who boast more than 50 years combined experience in the business and finance sectors. ACBM applied and was granted one of the first fully regulated full scope Investment Banking licenses by the Mauritius Financial Services’ Commission.
  • ACBM has developed from scratch a proprietary digital banking platform. In late 2018, the platform went live and ACBM onboarded its first B-to-B clients.
  • ACBM currently has offices in Beijing, London, Mauritius, Paris, Singapore, and Tel Aviv, and will be adding to its global footprint and capabilities in 2021.

Our Banking Platform

  • ACBM’s bespoke banking platform has been developed as an operating system, which is scalable, allowing users to add new widgets and to subscribe to new services offered with our ecosystem of partners using the ACBM marketplace.
  • More simply, our core banking platform is a full management system. Each ACBM customer has access to their own dashboard of services enabling easy and efficient daily financial management. Our platform is so versatile that our clients can manage a wide range of services such as bank accounts, cash-flows, payments and investment from one place, on any device at any time.

Ethos

  • At ACBM we have a clear ethos based on a single word that covers every aspect of our business – RESPECT
    • Respect for each other regardless of our gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, or nationality
    • Respect for the framework of rules and regulations in each jurisdiction where we operate as both a business and within the industry
    • Respect for our clients, ensuring that each client receives the service that they expect across every aspect of our business
    • Respect for the ecosystem in which we live and thrive, including actively supporting environmental initiatives, proper governance, and a sustainable approach to how businesses should be built and operated.

Our team

We are a global firm that relies heavily on the drive, ability, insight and expertise of our employees and guidance of our Board. Meet a few of these people here.

Sir Mick Davis

Chairman

Sir Mick Davis has extensive capital markets and corporate transactions experience. During his career, he has raised almost US$40 billion from global capital markets and completed over US$120 billion of corporate transactions. Some of his successes are the creation of the Ingwe Coal Corporation in South Africa; the listing of Billiton on the London Stock Exchange; the merger of BHP and Billiton into the largest diversified mining company in the world; the initial public offering of Xstrata plc on the London Stock Exchange in 2002 and Xstrata’s subsequent acquisitions of MIM Holdings and Falconbridge Limited, amongst others and most recently the successful merger of Xstrata and Glencore. Early in 2015 he and his partners successfully closed the X2 Resources fund after raising almost US$6 billion from a combination of sovereign wealth, pension and private equity funds.

Simon Tobelem

Group CEO

Simon is the co-founder of ARIE Capital Group and Group CEO of ACBM. A globally experienced Investment and Business Development professional. He has completed more than 100 Corporate Finance / M&A / Advisory transactions since 2005. Lived and worked in Europe, Middle- East, Asia and Africa over the last 30 years with both Strategic and Operational positions in banking, industry, defence and logistics prior to becoming an entrepreneur, dealmaker and advisor.

Stephen Margolis

Director

Stephen is the co-founder of ARIE Capital Group. A lawyer with Banking and Industry experience and for 20 years a leading European player in the film financing industry. He founded Future Films in 2000, and since then he has been involved in raising over £2 billion for film productions. In 2011 he created Taurus Asset Finance as an alternative asset finance house focusing on real estate, patent exploitation as well as media.

Jerry Loy

Board Director

Jerry is a Chartered Accountant that started his career with KPMG.  He has a strong background in Operations, Finance and IT and has helped found, develop and grow two Swiss based Banks as COO. He now serves on several Boards and Audit Committees.  He advises Family Offices and Investors on governance and investment as well as Financial Institutions looking to adopt a digital banking solution.

Hugues Lagesse

Board Director

Hugues is the CEO of Blue Life Limited, a real estate company developing property in Mauritius. He graduated from Harvard, INSEAD and the ESSEC. He is one of the prominent leaders of the Mauritian private sector and a shareholder of IBL the largest industrial concern in Mauritius.

Joel Rault

Board Director

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Joel represented the President of the Republic, the Government and each of the Ministers of the Republic of Mauritius in France. He was successively a tax specialist, General Manager of Tourism, Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister. He is currently the Chairman of Hermès Advisory, a consulting firm based in Mauritius, Paris and London.

Gilles Ohana

Board Director

Gilles has spent 20 years in various senior corporate finance and capital markets roles in London, first in bulge bracket investment banking (12 years in Deutsche Bank), and then in setting up a successful corporate finance boutique within Sunrise Brokers (sold to BGC Partners in 2016). He has worked on over 100 transactions to date, raising and investing over Eur200 billion for his clients across EMEA, US and Asia.

Laurent Rochetta

Head of Innovation

Laurent has a very unique blend of skills in IT Architecture, Deep cybersecurity (including at governmental level) and large IT Projects Management with an operational background design and implement complex technical system environments.

Aisha Sudally

Managing Director

Aisha oversees ACBM global operations and also sits on the supervisory Board of ACBM’s French entity. Aisha is also the first woman appointed Managing Director of a fully regulated financial institution in Mauritius. Aisha is a seasoned manager with a strong background in audit (DELOITTE & BDO), Financial Service, Private Equity and more recently, co-founder of an innovative Fintech. MBA with Merit from Imperial College London and studying towards her CFA.

Asif Hussain

Financial Controller – ACIB

Asif is the Finance Controller of ARIE Capital and oversees all aspects of finance and operations of the firm. Prior to joining ARIE Capital in 2019, Asif was the Finance Manager at Taurus Asset Finance where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA). Before this, he worked at a private single-family office with over USD 1 billion under management in alternative investments, real estate and private equity.

Ilan Levi

Business Intelligence Manager

Ilan transforms data into insights that drive business value. His role is to identify trends that can help ACBM makes business decisions to modernize and improve processes within the organization. He holds a Master in Industrial Economy from Paris Sorbonne University, an MBA from Essec School of Business and a Digital certification from Google. He has worked with Advertising and Digital Agencies for the last 10 years.

Avinash Rucktooa

Avinash Rucktooa

Financial Controller

Avinash is the Financial Controller of ABCM. He has a strong experience in audit, with firms like KPMG and Grant Thornton. He has also worked with a Mauritius Bank, Banyan Tree, as FC for over 5 years.

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ARIE Capital Group

The ARIE Capital Group was created in 2014 by experienced financiers Stephen Margolis and Simon Tobelem at its headquarters in London. ARIE Capital focuses primarily on financial services and venture capital investments, as well as merger & acquisitions. Since then it has Invested a total of $32m in 15 start-ups around the world.

As of 2020 these companies have a cumulative valuation of approximately $63m. ARIE Capital’s fund currently shows an IRR of 84%. It has supported companies in industries as diverse as Life Sciences, Deep Tech, Connectivity, Sports and Media Tech, among others. It has funded companies across the world in countries including the UK, Israel and Sweden as well as created an official Chinese-Israeli fund following the economic cooperation agreement signed between those two countries in July 2011

While ARIE Capital continues to strengthen its venture capital and financial services activities, in 2018 its team also decided to build on its impressive experience in the banking sector by forming ACIB (ARIE Capital Investment Banking) to develop its unique digital banking platform ACBM.

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ACIB

ACIB (ARIE Capital Investment Banking) was established in Singapore in 2019 as the global holding for ARIE Capital Group Investment and Asset Management activities as well as its new division in Digital Banking.

As a result of their experiences of financial transactions and investments across the globe, ARIE Capital identified significantly underserved market segments by the traditional banking institutions.

The growing complexity of compliance requirements, rising cost of International banking and obsolete technology are leaving millions of mid-market Corporate and Investment Banking customers without a proper banking solution.

This was the spark that led to the creation of ACIB and its flagship banking services platform, ACBM. Taking advantage of the current FinTech revolution, ACBM provides a truly unique platform that allows businesses, multi-entities corporations, family offices, HNW and investors to access an innovative bespoke and cost-efficient digital banking platform to meet their needs especially around cross-border transactions, investments and international banking.

ACIB is presently growing its network by applying for additional licenses around the World in order to create the first Global Digital Business Banking Group in the World.

ARIE Capital Offices

 

With offices in London, Tel Aviv, Beijing and Los Angeles,
ARIE Capital’s global infrastructure gives it a different perspective
to changes in the markets and the opportunities that are created.

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