IMPROVED welcomes former Shell E-mobility M&A leader, Daniel Lyons, as Managing Director

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IMPROVED – the premier Corporate Finance Boutique in the Global Technology, Energy and Mobility (“TEM”) Sectors – is delighted to announce that Daniel Lyons has joined the IMPROVED team as Managing Director.

Daniel Lyons is experienced in New Mobility and EV charging infrastructure and will support IMPROVED and its clients on strategic, M&A, and growth financing advisory. Daniel brings a powerful and unique perspective, having worked in both buy-side and sell-side M&A, as well as growth financing roles across the industry. Based in London, Daniel will support IMPROVED’s further growth in the U.K., Europe, Israel, Japan and North America, further expanding IMPROVED’s position as the advisor of choice in the Technology, Energy, and Mobility sectors.

Until May 2022, Daniel was responsible for investments and M&A in E-mobility at Shell plc. In this role, Daniel worked on numerous international transactions around the world, including leading the 2021 acquisition of on-street lamppost charging company ubitricity where he was later appointed to the Supervisory Board. Daniel also spearheaded multiple strategic investments for Shell Ventures, including stakes in Revel and Envoy in the US, Masabi in the UK and NWG Charging in Germany. Prior to his role at Shell, Daniel spent 16 years working in strategic advisory to the Automotive, Technology and Mobility sectors in roles at Macquarie, EY and Accenture. 

In addition to his professional activities, Daniel has also been a mentor to various promising scale-ups in Mobility and has been a regular speaker at industry events. Daniel has a passion for the future of Mobility and how it will enable clean and sustainable living in cities around the world.

Daniel Lyons said: “I am delighted to be joining the exceptional team at IMPROVED and look forward to bringing my extensive network, TEM industry expertise, and strategic buy-side and growth financing perspectives, when supporting innovators, pioneers and industry leaders in the Technology, Energy, and Mobility sectors.”

Frank Verbeek, Managing Partner at IMPROVED, added: “Only very few professionals in the New Mobility and EV-charging segments will be able to bring the level of global expertise Daniel represents. We are convinced that with Daniel we can further extend our leading position servicing entrepreneurial teams eager to realise maximum impact with their iconic innovations. We love to be challenged on this.”

Sherief Rahim, Executive Director at IMPROVED, complemented: “Daniel is an authority in the EV charging and wider Mobility industry. He brings a unique and global perspective that will support entrepreneurs, investors and corporates to drive successful M&A and growth financing transactions. IMPROVED continues to expand as a global market leader in the TEM space and I could not be more excited to work alongside Daniel to further accelerate the Energy Transition together.”

Dominique Houde, Partner at IMPROVED, continued: “A unique trend of the New Mobility sector is how the flow of capital has become more institutional and strategic than ever, and Daniel has experienced that shift more closely than anyone. Once more, IMPROVED is gaining expertise directly from the New Mobility ecosystem, making it better equipped than its competitors to deliver the best insights to clients.”

With Daniel on board, the IMPROVED team further expands its expertise, global dealmaking capabilities, and investor reach in the Technology, Energy and Mobility sectors. Leveraging our expertise, we are excited to continue supporting TEM entrepreneurs, investors and corporates in landmark transactions, and further accelerate iconic innovation.

We invite all pioneers and industry leaders to reach out to our specialist team, to together realise your growth and expansion ambitions.

Daniel can be reached at  

For more information, you can contact Daniel directly or reach out to Frank Verbeek (Managing Partner) at


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