Corporate Venturing

For many emerg­ing and growth com­pa­nies, scal­ing depends on the close inter­ac­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion with cor­po­rates. Like­wise, cor­po­rates can derive many ben­e­fits from an active engage­ment with emerg­ing and growth com­pa­nies. Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing can take many dif­fer­ent forms, from rel­a­tive­ly straight­for­ward short-term com­mer­cial col­lab­o­ra­tions to high­ly com­plex long-term equi­ty-based relations.

Cresco has devel­oped a unique col­lab­o­ra­tive scal­ing frame­work con­sist­ing of best prac­tices for design­ing, struc­tur­ing and nego­ti­at­ing cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing trans­ac­tions, both from a legal and trans­ac­tion­al per­spec­tive. We reg­u­lar­ly rep­re­sent emerg­ing com­pa­nies or cor­po­rates in struc­tur­ing their non-equi­ty and equi­ty based col­lab­o­ra­tions, such as: 

1. Non-Equi­ty based Col­lab­o­ra­tive Scaling 
  • pro­cure­ment of goods and services
  • licens­ing arrangements
  • OEM licens­ing arrangements
  • Fund­ed devel­op­ment arrangements
  • Co-devel­op­ment arrangements
2. Equi­ty based Col­lab­o­ra­tive Scaling
  • Strate­gic minor­i­ty equi­ty investments
  • Spin-offs (aca­d­e­m­ic or private)
  • Joint ven­tures
  • Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing vehicles 
  • Par­tial or full acquisitions