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Cresco Advocaten

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Cresco Advocaten is a boutique corporate practice best known for its high-quality niche in venture capital transactions, acting for both investors and companies. The team offers substantial experience advising clients from the IT and technology sectors, as well as assisting clients from the fintech and biotech industries. The lawyers act for an impressive array of private equity houses on the structuring and formation of growth stage investment funds.

Strengths

A client praises the team at Cresco for its "hands-on, pragmatic and business-oriented approach, and also that the lawyers offer support in a proactive way."

Work highlights

Advised Dovesco on its acquisition of Netflow Software and Accel Computer Service.

Notable practitioners

David Dessers is lauded by clients for being "very sharp, to the point and working in the best interest of the customer." He is exceptionally experienced acting on venture capital transactions and another client underlines his "incredible expertise," adding that David Dessers "has seen it all in VC transactions."

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Overview

Cresco’s core Corporate, M&A and Technology team handles any type of corporate, M&A, investment, commercial and technology transaction.  

Cresco is the first Belgian and one of the first European business law firms primarily dedicated to the business and legal needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups, investors and corporates.

Entrepreneurs, growth companies and investors rely on our combination of industry knowledge, technology acumen and strategic business expertise.  

We are known for our deep expertise in corporate and M&A, venture capital, private equity and fund formation, as well as intellectual property, commercial matters and any type of partnering transaction.

Cresco lawyers work closely with enterpreneurs and companies to address their legal needs and achieve their goals throughout the full life cycle.  The firm serves as counsel in a range of corporate and M&A matters

  • Venture capital & private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Fund formation and fundraising
  • Technology licensing and tech transfer
  • Complex commercial agreements and partnering transactions

Members

De Schouwer, Filip

Dessers, David

Van Raemdonck, Olivier

Clients

Droia

Elia Group

Fortino Capital

Gimv

imec

Intel Capital

KBC Group

LRM

Partech Ventures

PMV

SmartFin Capital

Volta Ventures

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Fintech

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Life Sciences

Media

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Sciences

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

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Corporate/M&A

Cresco Advocaten

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Location

Lange Kievitstraat 118-120

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

2018

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Belgium

Corporate/M&A


David Dessers
Band 2