Israeli born taxi-hailing company Gett Inc. has hired a new legal advisor as it prepares a push towards an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Evan Nacke has joined the team who have been offering its ride-hailing services in a number of cities around the world, including London where you can use its app to hail one of the city's iconic black taxis.
The capital city is where Nacke will be based, alongside the company’s new Chairman Amos Genish and Chief Financial Officer Aliaksei Aneichyk, who led Credit Suisse’s EMEA Pre-IPO and Private Placements Group.
Gett has said Evan brings with him substantial capital markets, fundraising and regulatory compliance experience having worked in London for more than 12 years both in private practice and as an in-house legal adviser at top tier investment banks.
He was previously a Director in the EMEA Equity Capital Markets legal team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well as a Vice President in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets legal team at Credit Suisse.
Prior to that Evan worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Dave Waiser, Chief Executive Officer of Gett, commented: “We are extremely fortunate to have Evan join us and bring his extensive capital markets experience as well as strong track record to the role of General Counsel.
"Evan will play a vital part in supporting our international ambitions and potential IPO. We are committed to appointing the very best people at all levels.”
Evan Nacke, Gett’s General Counsel, said: “I am delighted to be joining Gett at such an exciting time for the business. Gett combines outstanding technology with great talent and excellent service, and I am looking forward to playing my part as we move the business forward.”
Mr. Waiser continued: “As a corporate transportation leader, Gett serves over 17,000 companies with its SaaS solution, aggregating a complete range of ground travel providers in-country and across 100 countries on one single booking platform, saving costs for clients globally.”
Gett recently announced a partnership with ride-hailing firm Lyft, allowing Gett’s corporate customers traveling in the United States to request rides through the Gett app and be matched with a driver on the Lyft network.
This partnership will allow Gett to expand its reach across the United States, serving its business clients on the Lyft network through Gett’s SaaS platform for business travellers.
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