Pieter Van Den Tillaart

Entrepreneurial Financial with experience in international business environments. Holds a MSc in Financial Management and is Chartered (RC/EMFC) Controller from Nijenrode University. Was Management Consultant at PwC and performed several international solution implementations at, inter alia, Shell-NAM, Heineken and Compaq EMEA. Worked in several financial positions at Stork and NXP Semiconductors. He was involved with the disentanglement project and private equity deal of NXP. Pieter was CFO of TMC Group NV which he guided to an IPO on Alternext-Euronext. Since 2011 he is involved in several M&A transactions, start-ups and scale-ups.

Why Smart Square Ventures:

We’re lean on process because we believe in doing work rather than making it. As advisors we are partners and collaborators at every stage of a company’s lifecycle — we meet your team where it is, and work with you to achieve success on your terms. In some cases we help companies chart their course, in others we get in the boat and row alongside management.

Depending on what structure is most appropriate for each opportunity, our ability to commit to a wide variety of services allows for maximum flexibility when structuring a transaction.

Our team has experience to maximize the return to stakeholders in any situation. We deliver decades of real-world experience advising high-growth companies on scaling world class teams, optimizing go-to-market strategies, measuring against key performance metrics, managing high-stakes acquisitions, preparing for life as a public company and building businesses that stand the test of time.

Backed with industry sector expertise, an extensive global network and a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships, and private placements, Smart Square is the right partner for emerging growth companies. Because of our background we are able to offer a wide variety of services of financial advisory, strategic consulting, as well as senior level operational experience to accelerate our client goals.

Post acquisition, our team is able to help drive long-term value by providing financial, strategic, operational and governance support that our management teams require to make their businesses successful.

Global Reach:

Although based in the Netherlands? We are a global, independent advisory firm with a multitude of services including M&A Advisory, Go To Market and Financial and Investment services that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology sector.

Our team members have, throughout their careers, operated in international environments, lived and worked abroad and bring a wealth of international contacts to the table.

Based on our international background we have established a network around the world which we leverage to increase the potential of the deals we work on.