IFLR1000 Rankings 2021

"Constructive in deal-making, to-the-point."

Highly Regarded Firm

Founded in 2014, Cresco is a Belgian boutique based in Antwerp.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm specialises in advising entrepreneurs, fund managers and start-ups on venture capital fund work (formation, fundraising and investments) and mid-market M&A, especially in the tech sector.

Key clients

The firm’s notable clients include Novalis Ventures, Droia Invest, Magnitude Ventures, Novo Ventures, Healthcap, Pontifax, Biomed Invest, and Polaris Partners.

Research period review: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)

During the research period the firm was most active in fund formation and M&A.

In the funds space it advised clients of forming and fund raising for venture capital funds.

In M&A the firm was active on the sell side, for clients in tech sector mostly.

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)


Singapore Technologies €250 million acquisition of Newtec

SmartFin Capital II


Client feedback: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)


“Down to earth, hands on, reliable and agile.”

Private equity

“Very proactive and fast turnaround in responses and reviewing documents. Open and clear communication based on past experience.”

Olivier van Raemdonck

“Very responsive to questions, reachable. Gives clear explanations and help to think to resolve issues in contract between different parties. In depth know-how of the subject.”

“Constructive in deal-making, to-the-point.”


Olivier Van Raemdonck
Managing Partner
David Dessers
Founding Partner

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