Lange Kievitstraat 118-120
2018, Antwerp

+32 3 206 7510

+32 3 206 7511

Key contacts:

Partner: David Dessers
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Partner: Filip De Schouwer
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Partner: Pieter Capiau
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Partner: Yannick Verrycke
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 25
Network memberships:, European fintech platform
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish

Cresco is a premier business law firm focused on providing business law advice to entrepreneurs, companies and various types of investors, including private equity investors, venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors.

Our international focus and transactional work ensures that our lawyers are very well-versed in developing market trends and practices, hence providing our clients with a strong strategic advantage in a competitive environment.

“Agile and dynamic, small team with hands-on approach and strong competencies in the field of venture capital, M&A and IP.” – Banking

“Tier One quality at Tier Three pricing. Can compete with any Tier One US firm in any given transaction at a fraction of the cost. Always available, super fast turnaround.” – Banking, M&A

“Very knowledgeable law firm. Great expertise, true business partner and has extreme flexibility when it comes to deadlines and deliverables. Perfect attitude and mindset.” – Banking, M&A

David Dessers

Pieter Capiau

Yannick Verrycke

Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Hummingbird Ventures on €300 million exit of Gram Games to Zynga;
  • Newtec on €250 million exit to Singapore Technologies;
  • Millibert on exit to AgriProtein;
  • MCS Solutions on exit to Nemetschek;
  • Trendminer on exit to Software AG.

Venture investments and fund formations - Recent transactional highlights:

  • imec.xpand on €120 million fund formation and various technology investments;
  • Gimv and V-Bio Ventures on €37 million investment in Camel-IDS;
  • Teamleader on €20 million investment by Keen Ventures;
  • Volta Ventures on investments in Sentiance, Magnetic (Vamp), Bitsensor, Chilipublish, Yields, Cashforce, Ecochain, Keyrock, SweepBright and Qualifio;
  • Hummingbird Ventures on investments in Billion To One, Instacarro, Automata, Frontier Car Group, Anne’s Day, EON Dental, Armut, Showpad and Libertus Capital.