Pascal Niedermann has a 30-year international track record in investments, capital markets and policy making, executing business development and financial transactions in more than 30 countries on 6 continents. With the focus on scouting, developing, sponsoring and funding talent, Pascal has specialized in funding investable medium, small and micro-cap businesses and individual talents with exceptional growth potential through crowdfunding, and listings on block exchanges, OTC markets and traditional stock exchanges.
Pascal is the founder and chairman of Blackbull Equities, an international boutique capital advisory and capital sponsoring firm that specializes in financing investable medium, small and micro-cap companies with high growth potential. In order to capital engineer attractive investable assets for investment banking and private financing, Blackbull Equities uses as funding vehicles company listings on block exchanges, OTC markets and traditional stock exchanges. For more than 20 years, the leadership of Blackbull Equities and its senior advisors have capital engineered funding vehicles for medium-, small- and micro-cap businesses to create investable assets and showcased them to investors, backers and contributors. More than 35 companies with a combined value of almost USD $1.5bn have been listed in the international capital markets, accessing the Blackbull Equities Capital Network which consists of capital sources that manage combined assets of more than USD $100bn. These listings took place on traditional stock exchanges, OTC markets and block exchanges, with a focus on BEX, Euronext, Deutsche Boerse, OTC Markets and Xetra-connected stock exchanges, in cites such as New York, London, Paris, Johannesburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Zurich. Before founding Blackbull Equities, Pascal was the managing director and co-founder of the strategic management consulting firm The Maestro Group in New York, specializing in business development to open new markets and sales channels for companies in international markets, working closely with the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. State Department. The Maestro Group also ran capital roadshows for hundreds of American, European and Chinese investors and business executives in the United States, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, United Kingdom and China to provide access to new capital sources and sales channels.
Prior to his work for The Maestro Group, Pascal was offered a Congressional Fellowship for Business Executives by the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. In 2003, Pascal joined the international trade team of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. as a Congressional Fellow. Pascal worked as a European policy advisor for U.S. Senator Max Baucus from Montana, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He also served as a staff representative for Senator Baucus on President George W. Bush’s Export Council in Washington D.C. Pascal was the first European to serve in such a dual position. Pascal’s work is mentioned in the U.S. Congressional Record, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress, published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Pascal’s work included the drafting of international trade policy recommendations for Chairman Baucus and the Bush administration for markets such as China and Europe, analyzing investment climates and market access opportunities.
Before joining the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Pascal worked for 13 years for UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and New York, specializing in marketing and business development in the high-net-worth division of UBS in Europe, North and Latin America. Pascal has trained and coached hundreds of Swiss private bankers for the largest Swiss bank and the world’s biggest asset management firm to increase net new money for markets in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Panama, Argentina and Brazil.
Pascal is a graduate from the University of Zurich, with a M.A. in U.S. history from the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich and a Congressional Fellow of Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. He has also completed several advanced executive education programs in public and investor relations and international affairs at New York University and George Washington University. Pascal has been featured in Switzerland’s media (newspaper, radio, television) and appeared on one of Switzerland’s leading radio stations as an analyst on U.S. presidential campaigns and political affairs.