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What the team is known for

Up-and-coming boutique focusing on assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs, with a notable presence in the technology and life sciences sectors. Clients include venture capital funds and tech start-ups.

Strengths

"A great team to work with. The Cresco lawyers really are our partners during transactions; they give great directions and are very responsive. "The team offers excellent service. It is deal-oriented and keeps the bigger picture in mind.”

What's new

Hired Pieter Capiau and Tessa Gijbels as partners, strengthening the team's technology and venture capital capabilities. GIMV, PMV and Volta Ventures were among numerous new client wins.

Work highlights

Assisted Clear2Pay and its shareholders with its EUR375 million sale to FIS. Acted for GIMV on its acquisition and investment in Ecochem.

Notable practitioners

The "capable and constructive" David Dessers has a strong focus on M&A and private equity transactions involving the technology and life sciences sectors. Sources enthuse that he is "hands-on, flexible and driven to find practical, workable solutions." He recently advised SmartFin Capital on various acquisitions of stakes in portfolio companies, with a total value of EUR75 million.

The"very hard-working” Pieter Capiau’s primary focus is tech start-ups. He recently acted on PMV’s EUR 7.5 million participation in Borit

Significant clients

Amplidata, Autogrill, Intel Capital, MarkaVIP, WPG Uitgevers.