Digital Asset Investment and Advisory

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Who we are
NKB is an investment and advisory firm focused on blockchain technology. We are a one-stop solution for our clients - opening the new world of digital assets and delivering it via the best practices of traditional finance.

NKB Group provides the bridge between traditional finance and the world of digital assets.

We help our clients navigate through the uncertainties and capture the opportunity that digital assets represent. To do this, we have instituted processes and infrastructure in line with the established standards of financial regulation.

NKB Group operates through several divisions, offering end-to-end solutions for corporates, institutional investors, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.


NKB Asset Management provides investors access to crypto assets through a robust infrastructure which is compliant with anticipated regulatory requirements.


NKB Brokerage / OTC Desk performs the role of a traditional broker-dealer for digital assets. We facilitate large OTC trades for our clients and agency trading for selected cryptocurrencies.


NKB Advisory provides customised solutions covering corporate finance, structuring, capital raising and other specialised financial services. We deliver our services by adhering to the best practices in line with the established standards of financial regulation and risk management.


We invest in companies building the infrastructure to enable large-scale adoption of blockchain technology and new fintech solutions. We look for entrepreneurs with an ambitious vision, serving big markets or niches that they can own.

Team credentials


Chris Baxter, Co-founder

  • Chris was a senior M&A deal maker at a leading global investment bank in London
  • Completed over $150bn of M&A transactions as Head of Energy and Power EMEA sector
  • His clients included the largest western European oil companies: Total, BP, Repsol, Norsk Hydro


Chris Baxter, Co-founder

  • Independent investment bank focused on emerging markets
  • As Head of Investment Banking, Chris rebuilt and internationalised the team
  • Chris led the firm’s climb to the top of the IPO and M&A league tables during the 2003-07 bull market period of fierce competition from leading global bulge bracket banks
  • During 2008-11, Chris was the CEO of Principal Investments at the firm
  • Chris inherited a distressed portfolio of investments with negligible value and managed the recovery of over $500m for shareholders


Chris Baxter, Co-founder

  • Largest children’s retailer in CIS
  • Chris acted as Chairman and managed the controlling shareholder’s interest
  • Turnaround led by new management installed by Chris and his team in 2012
  • Previously loss-making company achieved 3 years of dramatic growth
  • Realized a valuation of $1bn plus upon IPO in 2016


Boris Zeleny, Co-founder

  • Leading global cyber security company
  • Boris was among the most significant shareholders driving the business and exit
  • Business grew from $5m in revenue to over $300m at time of IPO on NYSE
  • The largest IPO of a CEE company with market capitalisation close to $1bn
  • Intel Capital and TA Associates as investment partners


Boris Zeleny, Co-founder

  • No 1 portal in Slovakia with highest traffic
  • Boris was a co-founder and a major shareholder – one of the pioneering investors in internet technologies in the CEE region
  • Partial exit to Telenor Norway; Boris later bought back his stake to drive the business further
  • Final exit to Deutsche Telekom in 2006

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