IMPROVED, the leading corporate finance boutique in the Technology, Energy and Mobility (“TEM”) sectors, announced today that Dr Gregor Matthies joined the IMPROVED team as an Associate Partner.
Gregor is a seasoned Automotive and E-Mobility expert and will advise IMPROVED and its clients on efforts and engagements focused on strategy, M&A and growth financing. With Gregor on board, IMPROVED strengthens its position as the advisor of choice for entrepreneurs, corporates and investors in the Energy and Mobility sectors. Gregor is based in Munich (Germany) and enhances the reach of IMPROVED in the DACH region.
Gregor is the former Head of Bain & Company’s global and highly reputable automotive practice, and with numerous investments and board positions in industry-leading E-Mobility companies, Gregor is recognised as a true expert in the space. He has over 27 years of experience in the (E-) Mobility sector with a focus on corporate M&A and strategy for Blue-Chip Car OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers and Automotive stakeholders in Europe, North America, China, India and Japan.
Gregor is fascinated by the enormous, disruptive change the automotive ecosystem is experiencing and has a clear vision of the future of (E-) Mobility. He advised and invested in various leading e-mobility companies such as Plugsurfing, ubitricity, Deftpower, Ampcontrol, and Aivitex. Furthermore, he is a venture partner at Earlybird and serves as an independent board member at Virta and FRIWO.
Gregor said: “After working extensively with the IMPROVED team including Frank Verbeek, Sherief Rahim and Thomas Smal, I was deeply impressed by their knowledge and expertise in the sector of Mobility and Energy Transition. This made me believe that by joining IMPROVED as an Associate Partner, we could bring quite a lot of complementary skills to future engagements in the E-Mobility space and contribute to the acceleration of this megatrend as one team.”
Frank Verbeek, Managing Partner at IMPROVED, added: “We are delighted to work with Gregor to provide the best possible services and results to IMPROVED clients. With Gregor on the team, we live up to our promise of making the brightest brains available and unlock value to entrepreneurs, investors, and corporates. We are committed to bring the deepest insights and highest level of business creativity to the table when advising on more and more complex transactions. Gregor will create a huge positive impact; try us”
IMPROVED, headquartered in Amsterdam, is an international Corporate Finance boutique focussed on the mid-market TEM Sectors. IMPROVED has proven cross-border deal-making capabilities and executed transactions in +20 countries across Europe, the US and Asia. Gregor will join the team of Associate Partners with unparalleled operating, M&A and board-level expertise in the TEM sectors across the globe.