About us

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

Vision and mission

Our mission is to offer under-served Business Clients all over the world a cost and time efficient, expert and evolutive Digital Banking experience. Our Vision is to become the First Digital Global Banking Group offering bespoke Corporate & Investment Banking Services.

Our Goal

First Digital Global Banking Group offering bespoke Corporate & Investment Banking Services.

Focus

We offer under-served Business Clients all over the world a cost and time efficient, expert and evolutive digital banking experience.

Our platform

Thanks to our bespoke platform, we are making banking accessible and cost effective

Our unique and proprietary modular core Banking platform works like a Mobile OS as well as a fully
open platform, combining powerful built-in features with a highly versatile app-store.

Customer centric

The platform operating system is built as an app and allows clients to control directly most routine arrangements on their account

Faster onboarding

Fully compliant automated KYC adapted to B2B clients’ considerations in a matter of hours / days, targeting low / medium risk clients.

Time & cost efficient

Immediate and seamless international transfers in most common currencies.

Expert advice

Strong team with proven expertise in the B2B market with a focus on cross-border transactions

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.

 

We have developed from scratch a proprietary Digital platform, including our own innovative core banking platform over one year before soft-launched activities while continuously improving it. In 2018, the platform went live and ACBM onboarded its first B-to-B clients.

ARIE Capital Group

The ARIE Capital Group was created in 2016 by experienced financiers Stephen Margolis and Simon Tobelem at it s 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 $35m in 15 startups 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%
  • Supported companies in industries as diverse as Life Sciences, Deep Tech, Connectivity, Sports and Media Tech, among others
  • Funded companies across the world in countries including the UK, Israel and Sweden
  • 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.

ACBM

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ARIE Capital

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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.
36 employees and partners are working daily since 2017 on our Group’s banking business.

Sir Mick Davis

Chairman

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

Co-Founder of ARIE Capital Group. A Globally experienced Investment and Business Development professional. 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

Board Director

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 Certified Accountant that started his career with PWC,with a strong background in IT and went on to become COO of two Swiss based Banks that where he greatly contributed to shape and develop the operations. He now serves in several Boards as well as advise Family Offices and Investors. He also advise and assist Financial Institutions looking to adopt a Digital banking solution.

Hugues Lagesse

Board Director

Co-owner of IBL Group, the largest Industrial Group in Mauritius. The Group is also the majority shareholder of AfrAsia, the 3rd largest Bank in Mauritius. Recently agreed to invest personally in ACIB with his brother Arnaud, CEO of IBL Group.

Joel Rault

Board Director

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, he 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 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.

Aisha Sudally

Managing Director

A seasoned Manager with a strong background in audit (DELOITTE & BDO), Financial Service, Private Equtiy and more recently co-founder of an innovative Fintech. MBA with Merit from Imperial College London and studying towards her CFA.

Ashvin Ramgoolam

Head of Compliance

Ashvin the Head of Compliance at ACBM. He has a very strong experience in compliance having worked with Mauritian banks like State Bank of Mauritius and Banyan Tree. About 7 years of experience, holds a BSC in law and certificates in AML and Risk & Compliance. He has also worked with big Management companies like Abax and Temple Group.

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.

Asif Hussain

Financial Controller – ACIB

Vidula Beesoon

Relationship Manager

Vidula Beesoon joined the ACBM team as Relationship Manager in May 2020. She has previously worked with financial institutions like Investec, HSBC and Swan Wealth Managers and has a wide experience in business development, with a strong network in Mauritius/Africa.  Vidula in charge of Client/Transaction Management and Business Development.

Avinash Rucktooa

Avinash Rucktooa

Financial Controller

Avinash is the Financial Controller of ABCM. He 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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