Gerhard van der Vorst appointed as Head of Spain & Portugal
Gordon Brothers Europe (GBE) has a successful track record as restructuring specialists, having completed over 100 projects across Europe for healthy, stressed and distressed businesses within the Retail, Commercial and Industrial sectors. GBE work in partnership with owners, private equity investors, financial stakeholders and professional advisors with services that focus on valuing assets, refinancing, and operational restructuring of businesses, often within highly complex situations.
Gerhard has over 30 years’ experience in the retail industry and joins from EMANESAN B.V., a consultancy firm specialising in retail which he initiated in 2000, providing strategic advice to food and non-food retailers and assisting in many M&A transactions. Before starting his consultancy firm, Gerhard held executive positions at Royal Ahold Spain, Vendex International, Sears PLC Spain, Cortefiel Group, Galerias Preciados and C&A.
Malcolm MacAulay, Chief Operating Officer at Gordon Brothers Europe commented on the appointment: “Gordon Brothers Europe has operated in Spain since 2010, but over the last couple of years the need for our expertise has increased. We are excited with Gerhard’s appointment and the skills and knowledge he brings to the GBE team, which will help us deliver innovative and value-driven solutions to the Spanish market.”
In the last year Gordon Brothers Europe has completed a number of transactions in the Spanish market, most recently providing over €5 million in financial support, and specialist expertise to the electrical retailer Miró.
At the beginning of the year GBE opened an office in Madrid, its sixth European office, and launched a Spanish version of the website, further demonstrating its commitment and presence in Spain.