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 2013, 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 resident, 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 resident, 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.

Jean-Paul Burrus, Board Member

 

Mr. Jean-Paul Burrus, Swiss citizen born in 1954, is an active businessman in the field of chocolate, cocoa, coffee and tea. He sits on the board of directors of Televerbier, AFI ESCA Holding and Burrus Courtage group. He is also chairman of Omnia Holding. Mr. Burrus graduated from HEC Lausanne.

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.

Adela Korselt, Administration & Finance

Czech national, fluent in French and English, Adela began her career in the Hotel sector as Business Development and Project Manager in London then joined various financial institutions in charge of Investors Relations and Marketing, both in Prague and in the Geneva area. She’s part of the Nice & Green team since 2016.

Born in 1981, Adela earned a Masters in International Business with honors from the Prague University of Economics plus a cycle diploma from the Institut d’Études Politiques, Science Po Paris, France.

Grigory Sergeenko, Chief Risk Officer

Before joining Nice&Green in 2018, Grigory worked on numerous Executive positions in Risk Management and Quantitative Asset Management in hedge funds, prop shops and investment houses in UK, UAE, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Denmark. Grigory has more than 18 years’ experience in the quantitative financial industry.

Grigory is Ph.D. in Applied Math in Finance (Best Ph.D. in Russia in 1999) and has two M.Sc. degrees (Applied Math and Management). Born in 1975, he holds double Russian and Czech citizenship.

Emil Etienne Ferenczy, Business Development

Swiss resident, born in Budapest in 1960, Emil started his career as a broker of French equities at Tuffier Ravier Py in Paris, then moved to Andorra to become a mutual fund manager at Credit Andorra. In 1998, Emil became a Vice President – Private client services at Credit Suisse First Boston in London. In 2002, Emil moved to Geneva where is worked in BNP Paribas, RC Private Asset Management and Aditon/ Coast Asset management as Managing director. Emil studied in Paris (Université de Saint Denis et Paris II) and speaks fluently Spanish, French, Hungarian, English and Catalan.

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.

Guido Seifert, Business Development



German national, born in 1971, Guido started his career in 1997 as an Equity Proprietary Trader at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt. In 2003 he became Senior Portfolio Manager at MCM in London and rejoined Dresdner Kleinwort as a Director Equity Proprietary Trading in 2007. In 2011 Guido founded and managed the Family Office Occasio Alpha GmbH in Frankfurt.

Guido obtained his Masters in Business Administration in Frankfurt am Main and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).

Victoria Rouget, Finance and Administration Assistant



Victoria studied Business and Economics with a major in Management at HEC Lausanne in Switzerland.

Besides her studies, she joined the ‘Finance Club HEC Lausanne’ and became vice president of the association. After her graduation, she worked in Group Administration and Controlling Methodology for Ferrero Group in Luxembourg.

Victoria joined Nice&Green in 2019 as a Finance and Administration Assistant. Victoria is fluent in French and English.

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