AreTheyHappy In Black Box Intelligence Acquisition

Cresco acted as lead counsel to the shareholders of AreTheyHappy in the preparation, negotiation and closing of the strategic sale to US based Black Box Intelligence.

AreTheyHappy has experienced success and adoption in Europe with leading high-growth brands such as Bastard Burgers, O’Leary’s, Honest Burgers, Rocket Restaurants, and the Coffee Company. Its solution features innovative, restaurant-specific A.I. to deliver accurate insights into a brand’s food, service, ambiance, and other factors that drive customer satisfaction, loyalty, and brand equity.

The acquisition adds class-leading AI and workflow automation to deliver customer insights and social management tools for Restaurant and Hospitality brands.

David Dessers, Elske Bleeker and Maxim Van Eeckhout formed the Cresco team that advised AreTheyHappy in this transaction.

For any further information or questions, please contact David Dessers or Elske Bleeker.


Elske Bleeker
Managing Associate
David Dessers
Founding Partner


mergers & acquisitions