Walter van Damme is a seasoned all-round international executive. Through extensive hands-on experience in multiple industries over the last 24 years, Walter has developed comprehensive knowledge and understanding of various aspects of investment and asset management.

Starting as a lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Walter co-founded First Dutch Capital and worked for over ten years for an international investment conglomerate as an executive board member and subsequently as CEO of their China operations.

Walter is passionate, dedicated, and motivated to making challenging transactions happen, with the ability to oversee and connect multi-disciplinary processes without losing sight of the broader sense of business.

His extensive knowledge and expertise will contribute to relevant engagements within his domain of expertise and will help IMPROVED Corporate Finance  Amsterdam to reach optimal success for its clients.

The team in Amsterdam, consisting of more than 20 full-time professionals, already supported by 10 Associate Partners – Gali Naveh-Stern, Arjen van Blokland, Mel Kroon, Ton Tuijten, Marcel Zegger, Paul Zonderland, Peter Laanen, Hans Damen, Hans Gieskes, and Hein van der Zeeuw -  will receive an additional quality and energy boost in providing every client with the required confidence for successful completion of his/her project.

For IMPROVED Corporate Finance, growth financing mandates from EUR 15mn and sell-side mandates of up to EUR 500mn are core activities for the firm, and are most sought-after by entrepreneurs in the IMPROVED Corporate Finance network. With Walter on board, the firm is excellently positioned to advise on even more complex cross-border deals.


Walter can be reached at and at

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