Deutsche Börse’s Clearstream Unit Invests in This European Fintech


Clearstream, the post-trade division of Deutsche Börse Group, recognizes the growing importance of digitization in the financial industry. Because of this, it has revealed its intention to acquire a minority stake in Digital Vault Services (DVS), a fintech company specializing in issuing and safeguarding digital bank guarantees and sureties across Europe.

The investment, which is subject to regulatory approvals and finalization of legal documentation, is expected to close in the second half of 2024.

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The strategic partnership between Clearstream and DVS aims to leverage the strengths of both companies. By combining DVS’s approach to digital bank guarantees with Clearstream’s experience in providing market infrastructure solutions and connectivity, the collaboration seeks to streamline processes and modernize outdated procedures in the trade finance ecosystem.

“The companies’ shared commitment to market innovation makes DVS a perfect fit for Deutsche Börse and Clearstream,” commented Jens Hachmeister, the Head of Issuer Services & New Digital Markets at Clearstream. “We are convinced that DVS’s innovative approach to digital bank guarantees, combined with D7’s track record in digitizing securities and Clearstream’s central role in global financial markets, will drive significant growth.”

The mid-term plan integrates DVS’s Guarantee Vault with D7, Deutsche Börse’s digital post-trade platform. This will enable D7 to expand its digital asset product portfolio beyond securities for the first time.

Ludger Janssen and Jaime Gimeno, the Co-CEOs of Digital Vault Services, believe the collaboration will result in “a unique end-to-end solution that disrupts and modernizes outdated procedures with unparalleled efficiency.”

The investment marks an important milestone in DVS’ growth journey towards becoming the recognized market infrastructure solution for guarantees in Europe. It also positions the company for future use cases and instruments.

The investment will result in Clearstream acquiring a minority stake, which is anticipated to conclude in the second half of 2024, pending the necessary regulatory approvals and the completion of legal documents.