DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2015) - Global Equity International Inc. (OTCQB: GEQU) and its fully owned subsidiary, Global Equity Partners Plc (GEP), a business consulting services firm and M&A specialist to SMEs worldwide, today announced that it has signed a revised consultancy agreement with AuthentaTrade, an innovative FINTECH company firm based in Seychelles and Cyprus (Website: http://www.authenta.trade/ ).
Global Equity International Inc., through its fully owned subsidiary Global Equity Partners Plc., will assist AuthentaTrade with pre-IPO funding amounting to, but not limited to, US$32 million as well as a public listing of its shares on a recognized international stock exchange post pre-IPO funding. As part of the consultancy agreement, GEP will hold a meaningful equity position in AuthentaTrade (post IPO).
Peter Smith, CEO of Global Equity International Inc., said: "We are extremely excited about signing this revised agreement with AuthentaTrade as we believe that there is a lot of potential for the Company's proprietary solutions. We have met with the Authenta Team in Dubai on two occasions now and have already introduced them to various financial institutions in Dubai, some of which are interested in looking at the possibility of investing in the Company. This great addition to our portfolio of clients will undoubtedly bring good value to our Company in the long run."
Gwyn Jones, CEO of AuthentaTrade, stated: "We're working hard to fulfill the promise of Digital Currencies, especially Bitcoin, and believe there is a substantial opportunity to create 'banking-like' financial products, but with much lower transactional costs than in traditional banking. We look forward to working with GEP, and raising the funding we need to take AuthentaTrade, and our Bitcoin Exchange, to the next level."
Development began on the AuthentaTrade platform in early 2015. AuthentaTrade has assembled a team spearheaded by Gwyn Jones, a co-founder and former Vice President of Product Development, of "Vistaprint," a billion dollar ecommerce leader. AuthentaTrade's management is fascinated by Digital Currencies and their potential to bridge financial markets across the globe. There is a huge opportunity in Digital Currencies as a global transactional medium using a decentralized digital store of value.
AuthentaTrade will offer a suite of services for its clients including FOREX (both "Fiat" and "Digital" currencies) trading, banking and international payment solutions, along with proprietary regulated trading products designed by institutional traders that will help create an efficient market for participants.
AuthentaTrade has chosen to target European and Asian markets as management feels the clientele there will stand to gain the most from the regulated products soon to be introduced. The Asian market in particular has an appetite for speculative trading on volatility; their desire to transact plays into the new and explosive market of Digital Currencies such as Bitcoin.
About Global Equity International Inc.
Global Equity International Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Equity Partners Plc, advises worldwide business leaders with their most critical decisions and opportunities pertaining to growth, capital needs, structure and the development of a global presence. With offices in Dubai and London, Global Equity Partners has developed significant relationships in the US, UK, Central Europe, the Middle East and South-east Asia to assist clients in realizing their full value and potential by bringing them to external capital and resources that place an emphasis on collaborative thinking. Furthermore, because Global Equity Partners has offices in key financial centers of the world, they are able to introduce their clients to a unique opportunity of listing their shares on one of the many stock exchanges worldwide.
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