We are

Nice & Green is an independent Swiss company specialized in corporate financing. Creative and dedicated, we focus on small and mid-sized listed companies to help them secure funding needed for their growth.

Nice & Green is owned and managed by two principals whose complementary expertise in corporate finance and business management make them the ideal business partner.

Why Nice & Green

As an independent Swiss investment company since 2017, we offer flexible and innovative financing to small and mid-size listed companies. We solely focus on covering their cash and working capital needs out of our own balance sheet.

Small and mid-size listed companies are key drivers of growth and innovation. Yet banks and venture loan firms are reluctant to finance their short and mid-term financial needs. Adverse to risk and tainted by short termism, these firms will charge excessive interest rates. Capital increase may not be the solution either given time constraints and share price movements.

We believe another approach is possible: alternative equity financing as defined by Nice & Green.

Alternative Equity Financing

It offers viable, flexible and tailor-made solutions that keep the company – you – in control. Via subscription of Convertible bonds or Warrants, we help clients manage their cash flow needs. They receive cash via regular tranches Nice & Green commits to buy. We have improved three existing financial instruments, at two levels: lower operating costs and higher customization.

Team

Marc Cattelani, Founder & CEO

Swiss citizen, born in 1965, Marc started his career as a stock and interest rate derivatives broker in various Swiss and US firms (Gottex Financial Services and Cantor Fitzgerald LP in Paris, London and New York). During the early 2000s, he became involved in setting up various Hedge Funds. In 2005, Marc joined AMM Finance in Geneva where he became Senior Partner and Board member to contribute to various corporate finance and investment fund businesses. In 2013, Marc was Corporate Finance Advisor to a series of companies when he decided to set up Nice & Green SA.

Benoit Villers, Managing Partner

Swiss citizen, born in 1956, a graduate from Sciences Po Paris, Benoit started his journey as a credit analyst at Credit National Paris. Then he joined Cacao Barry managing various subsidiaries around Europe, as CEO. In 1995 he integrated the Swiss listed Barry Callebaut in the Senior Management Team and President of several business units until 2008. Benoit then embraced the US multinational firm Archer Daniel Midlands, as Vice President Food Service Business and Marketing of ADM Cocoa International. In 2016, he joined Nice & Green to bring his business analytics acumen to the company’s value proposition.

Stephane Gard, Board Member

Swiss citizen, Stéphane has over 20 years of comprehensive Executive Board and Board of Directors experience.

He spent 25 years at KPMG Switzerland serving as an Executive Board Member, after leading advisory projects in M&A, re-organizations and restructuring of large international companies and signed the Group accounts of Nestlé, ICRC, Firmenich or Michelin. Stéphane was an Executive Board Member of SICPA and a Group CFO of a family owned Swiss group, leader in the security business. He is now an independent consultant and board member of various companies such as Romande Energie.

Jonas Theiler, Board Member

Jonas is the Director Asset Management at Artemis Holding, a Swiss family-owned industrial company with activities in the construction materials, automotive, real estate, forestry, and financial services industries. He focuses on the development of Artemis’ minority participations and its investments in venture capital and private equity. Previously he spent 11 years with a US-based investment management company, where he focused primarily on growth equity investments in the consumer and other industries.

Jonas earned a BA from the University of St. Gallen and an EMBA from IE Business School.

Grigory Sergeenko, Chief Technology Officer

Before joining Nice & Green in 2018, Grigory worked on numerous Executive positions in Risk Management and Asset Management in hedge funds, prop shops and investment houses in UK, UAE, Switzerland, and other countries. Grigory has more than 19-year experience in the FinTech industry including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other modern IT solutions.

Grigory is Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in Finance and holds two M.Sc. degrees in both Applied Math and Management. He has also received the Excellence in Finance Award Singapore 2019 from FINEXT and the Lecture of the Year 2021 from LIGS University, USA.

Alexandre Nervi, Business Development

Swiss and Italian national, born in 1975. Following a global education in hospitality management (Glion Hotel School & Cornell University), Alexandre spent his career in business development/ sales director roles across various fields and companies such as IKEA, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) & Barry Callebaut. He also co-founded and managed Swissclinical, a Swiss cosmeceutical company.

Alexandre holds an Executive MBA from Business School Lausanne and speaks five languages.

Enguerrand Miceli, Operations Associate

Enguerrand is in charge of operations at Nice & Green and ensures the flow of business information between various departments. He focuses on enhancing internal procedures as well as optimizing clients’ operations.

Prior to joining Nice & Green, Enguerrand was an Analyst Intern in the Equity Capital Market department of Stifel Europe (ex Mainfirst Bank) where he gained experience in Equity Capital Market transactions grounding, and developing internal and external presentations for deals and clients among other tasks.

On his free time, you can find Enguerrand either strolling around an art exhibition or on the road looking to discover new cities.

Enguerrand holds a master’s degree from ISG Paris with a specialisation in Finance at Baruch College in New York.

Michèle Aouad, Head of Marketing & Communications

Michèle brings a combined experience in corporate communication, advertising, and event creation. Before her move to Switzerland in 2020, she worked in the media and financial services industries, notably at a prominent banking group in the Middle East. Michèle is thrilled to contribute to Nice & Green’s mission of facilitating the funding path of innovative listed companies.

Serena Graziato, Head of Accounting

Serena Graziato has attained an in-depth experience prior to joining Nice & Green, having joined us after almost 4 years in the accounting team at Bedrock Group, 5 years as an accountant for a Fortune 500-ranked family office and another two years as accountant for an internationally renowned family office group. Starting her working life by following her passions, Serena initially trained as a chef, travelling the world, and working in renowned restaurants of Michelin star level, before reorientating her career towards finance and accounting.

Morgane Henchoz, Marketing & Communications Specialist

A graduate of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Morgane had various professional experiences in the luxury hotel and the Swiss watch industry, as well as in a startup before joining us in June 2022. Challenges and results are the keywords of her motivation.

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