London-based trading tech startup ThinkMarkets raises $40M in funding to grow its multi-asset online trading platform
Nauman Anees is a name you’ve probably never heard of. Nauman co-founded a home-grown proprietary trading platform ThinkForex in 2010 after graduating from De Paul University about two decades ago. Then in 2016, ThinkForex rebranded to ThinkMarkets.
Since launching ThinkMarkets in 2010, Nauman has grown the company into an established multi-asset online trading firm allowing access to everything from Equities, Crypto, FX, and much more. The company specializes in identifying and developing new trading technologies for its global user base across almost 50+ countries. Coupled with our proprietary trading platform ThinkTrader, ThinkMarkets also offers a wide range of trading tools and services to meet the needs of all traders from novice to professionals.
Today, ThinkMarkets announced it has closed $40 million funding to support its rapid growth across existing and exciting new business initiatives in 2022. The funding includes $10 million in pre-IPO convertible equity investment and a $30 million senior secured debt facility.
The senior secured debt facility of $30m was provided by Mars Growth, a Liquidity Group, and MUFG joint venture fund. This facility was completed using Liquidity Group’s innovative artificial intelligence platform Liquidity Analytics and was introduced to ThinkMarkets by Singapore-based ARC Investments.
Founded in 2010 by Nauman Anees and Faizan Anees, the London, England ThinkMarkets is a premium multi-asset online brokerage with regional hubs in Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Commenting on the funding, Nauman said, “Our exceptional growth in recent years has been underpinned by a significant increase in products available on our world-leading multi-asset trading platform. Our ambitions to continue to rapidly scale are entrenched in strong geographical expansion plans and significant new product developments to benefit our client’s trading and wealth management needs in an increasingly borderless investing world.”
Nauman continued, “This funding package, supported by leading institutional investors, gives our business the liquidity to scale rapidly in line with our business growth objectives. I thank all the investors who participated and look forward to introducing ThinkMarkets to an increasing number of global trading and wealth management participants.”
With headquarters in London and Melbourne, ThinkMarkets operates with financial licenses from ASIC in Australia, the FCA in the UK, and the South African FSCA.
Ron Daniel, Co-Founder & CEO, Liquidity Group said, “It has been our pleasure to work with Nauman Anees and his great team at ThinkMarkets to provide them with the funding to continue rapidly scaling their fintech business.”