IFLR 1000 Review 2019

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


Financial and Corporate

Domestic firm Cresco has a solid presence in the Belgian market in capital markets and M&A, where it often represents entrepreneurial start-ups and venture capital funds.

In the capital markets space, one of the more notable matters that the team acted on saw it advise venture capital firm, Fortino, on several investments in emerging Belgian digital technology companies such as Aproplan and Teamleader.

The M&A team often works on the design and negotiation of important transactions, such as venture capital financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. In this aspect, the firm notably assisted customer data platform, NGData, on its strategic cross-border acquisition of the Eccella Group, an analytics consultancy firm with entities in London, Mumbai and New York.

Notable other clients of the firm include ABB Ventures, Hummingbird Ventures, and Xpenditure.

Client feedback

“Agile and dynamic 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

“Cresco's services were highly appreciated as a result of: good knowledge of corporate law; familiarity with software companies which gave added value to addressing intellectual property issues, as well to negotiate warranties in this field; and efficient and constructive communication with clients.” – M&A

“To the point and quick.” – M&A

David Dessers

“Always available, super fast turnaround.”

“High appreciation of work. Excellent translation of complex business issues into legal documentation. Respected lawyer at the negotiation table.”

“Responsive and has good technical ability.”

Olivier Van Raemdonck

“Very client focused, proactive, has strong commercial and negotiation skills, and is a strong and clear communicator. Knowledgeable in his field of expertise.”


Olivier Van Raemdonck
Managing Partner
David Dessers
Founding Partner

other awards