MineHub

Blockchain Startup MineHub Launches Syndicated Finance for Commodities

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Summary

Launching a Syndicated Trade Finance solution together with asset management firm Kimura Capital

Learn how we helped Canadian blockchain company MinheHub launch Syndicated Trade Finance solution together with London-based asset management firm Kimura Capital.

MineHub is an open, enterprise-grade platform for digital trade, bringing efficiency, security and responsibility to mining and metals supply chains. We worked together with Kimura Capital, an asset management firm with principal focus on providing liquidity and working capital to the global commodity markets.

Offering capabilities of the platform such as real time transparency of commodity transactions and ESG solution to enable much more investments in Trade Finance asset class and reduce the risks involved.

The opportunity

Launching a join venture proposition together with Kimura Capital

About €720bn are financed every year through syndicated lending which makes it a significant source of funding, allowing multiple lenders to share credit risk and provide large loans to borrowers. In addition, trade finance presents an interesting opportunity for investors who want to generate yield without taking on excessive rate and credit risk. But the Syndications transactions get amended over their lifecycle that renders them difficult with no traceability across the supply chain.

Our client, Minehub, wanted to launch a proposition together with Kimura as a joint venture to offer capabilities of its platform such as real time transparency of commodity transactions and ESG solution to enable much more investments in Trade Finance asset class and reduce the risks involved.

MineHub asked us to define a minimum viable product (MVP) for this new proposition. The proposition allows investors to have complete transparency through the supply chain of a transaction enabling the investors to invest their capital in sustainable trade finance assets and reducing risks manifold.

The Value Department’s team helped Minehub through:

  • Providing our commodities finance expertise to refine the value proposition
  • Applying ecosystem approach and design thinking to better understand the personas, their pain points and map the to-be customer journey from the lenders, borrowers and investors perspective
  • Validating how the features, benefits and delivery model of the new application resonate with the target market
The approach

Fast exploration to a launchable application

The impact

Addressing the trade finance gap while seizing a significant market share of $111 trillion in assets.

The proposition has been successfully launched in the market in February 2022, helping the joint venture in enabling trade as a sustainable investment asset class with market potential to partly solve the trade finance gap and capture market share of the $111 trillion in assets.

Our clients

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