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Invested across all sectors

Global Coverage

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Nine Invest Group is an independent organization which translates into utmost customization, quick-decision making.

We aim to listen to our client’s needs, values, priorities, and understand their personal and business circumstances in order to create an individualized investment proposal including advice and recommendations, completely tailored to the client’s needs and company’s requirements.

Nine Invest Group’s team is composed of investment specialists who have the abilities and expertise to provide clients with the best investment products, a team who have always adhered to the highest standards of ethics, accountability, transparency, integrity and professionalism.

“Ad Meliora”




We consider our portfolio company management teams as partners, and constructively engage them to help drive successful, long-term outcomes, using our global network and knowledge/expertise.


We attract like-minded businesses and build strong partnerships investing our time and experience – as well as our capital- to help them grow and succeed.


Our investment process has evolved over time to ensure we have a robust and methodical process that investors can be confident is sustainable and scalable.


By combining a rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, with a rigorous due diligence process we are able to gain a fully comprehensive global multi-angled understanding. Emphasis is placed on managing risk by diversifying geographically using non- correlated strategies.

Tailored Solutions

We offer instead flexible, viable, tailor-made solutions based on each company and their requirements. Our process is designed to deftly expedite investment alternatives using a wide range of strategies.


From private to public debt , equity investments, and IPOs with high growth potential, we design our operations to leverage win-win situations and offer flexibility in terms of strategies in order to deliver unique opportunities for our clients.


Our unique strategy revolves around an in-depth understanding of opportunities and relationships, which enables us to achieve sustainable growth for our companies and significant returns for our investors. The key to our successful track-record has been our business ownership approach.

  • Inteligent Investing
  • Focused minimizing risk in order to enhance returns
  • Targeted, we deliver significant returns with minimal risk (or downside)


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Cristina Nine

Founder and CEO

Cristina kickstarted her career as a Financial Advisor for Investments and Acquisitions at Merkaba Capital in the NY and then went on to become head of Investments at Black Onyx Capital Management in New York before founding Winance Investments.
Under her leadership and management, Winance deployed large investments worldwide across several sectors. Cristina specialised in designing financial instruments for public listed companies seeking tailor-made financing solutions to suit their needs. These include products such as ICON (Interest-free Convertibles) and
SEQA (Sequenced Equity Agreements) which contributed to the phenomenal performance of Winance during her tenure.
Cristina held various board positions in over 20 public listed companies globally.
In 2020 she founded Nine Invest Group, a global investment firm specialised in corporate financing with a focus on small and mid-sized listed companies seeking to complement their funding needs for further growth and development Cristina graduated from Neoma Business School, Paris.

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Joseph Afaki

Independent Director

A serial entrepreneur with a banking background and an extensive experience building businesses across different industries, Joseph is co-founder and CEO of Salam Consultants, a global advisory firm established in Dubai with the aim of providing individuals, businesses, and governments with the tools required to establish and develop regional and cross border business initiatives in the Middle East and its suroundings.

Joseph started his banking career in Paris and then pursued it in Malaysia as an Investment Banker which saw his involvement in multiple sectors contributing to the development of his knowledge base and skill set. He then ventured on his own and founded businesses across different industries covering F&B, manufacturing, arts and entertainment, hospitality and Investments. He has served on the boards of the Eatertainment Company Sdn Bhd, French Fires Malaysia Sdn Bhd as well as Greight Ventures Holdings. He is also currently a director of Nine Invest Group.

Joseph Graduated from the American University of Beirut with Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing and Finance and has received various awards and accolades both personally and for the businesses he has established.

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Jean-David Sidler


With over 20 years of experience in transformation projects of the Finance Function in Banking and Insurance sector, Jean-David worked with major Groups such as BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, BPCE, Matmut.
He is a Financial products expert and has a strong knowledge of regulatory requirements, standards and accounting principles (IFRS, Basel 3, Solvency 2, Capital Planning).
Jean-David has a project management vision combined with operational assistance and expertise in cross-organisation processes. Tech savvy and blockchain environment advocate he has a solid involvement as well in the Fintech landscape.

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Luigi Ghilardi

Chief Investment Officer

Luigi Ghilardi II is an American finance and technology veteran. Luigi is an early blockchain investor and miner as well as an advisor to numerous top-tier ICO’s.

Luigi started his career on the West Coast as a mortgage banker where he packaged and sold an average of one billion dollars per year in commercial and residential paper and where he remained until the mortgage crisis in 2008.

In 2009, Luigi relocated to New York City and launched his first fund, Black Onyx Capital Management, a systematic long/short equity fund. His entrepreneurial vision led him to expand into numerous technology investments with focus in fin-tech, AI and machine learning, and VR. Luigi is also an early investor in various technology companies including Dropbox, Facebook, MongoDB, Palantir Technologies, Vicarious, SoFi and more.

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Rashida Bahassi


“Over 15 years as Communications Officer for the Legal Function at ENGIE, global reference and pioneer in carbon-neutral energy and services.
Skilled at leading PR strategy, plans, programs, and budgets to develop brand image through collaborative and multi-disciplinary teamwork.
Draft compelling and strategic content, and put new ideas forward.
Passionate by social relationships, Rachida is a Certified Coach for Executives. She also holds several diplomas earned in Paris, such as DU in Mediation and Conflicts Management from Dauphine, and in QWL and Prevention of psycho-social Risks from La Sorbonne.”