The Japanese Mitsui Group is a new partner of the RidePooling service CleverShuttle. As part of a capital increase, the company has acquired, together with Deutsche Bahn (DB), a joint stake in GHT Mobility GmbH, the company behind CleverShuttle. With 76 %, DB continues to hold the majority of the shares, while Mitsui takes over 12 %. The other 12 % remain with the three founders.
"We are delighted to have found a partner in Mitsui who, like us, is fully convinced of CleverShuttle's business model”, says Berthold Huber, DB Board Member for Passenger Transport.
Bruno Ginnuth, CEO and Co-Founder of CleverShuttle, explains: "Together with Deutsche Bahn and Mitsui, we are able to engage even more people in our attractive, climate-friendly range of products and services and to reduce fine dust and traffic noise in major cities".
Mirko Heide, Executive Director of IEG – Investment Banking Group, further states: "We are honored to support Deutsche Bahn in expanding its digital mobility concept. With the Japanese Mitsui Group, we have found a valuable partner who will actively support CleverShuttle's further expansion.”
IEG – Investment Banking Group has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Deutsche Bahn AG.