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Corporate finance advisory services

What we do

Cresco works with selected companies and organisations seeking investment capital to grow or develop their businesses. We assist these clients in structuring, and then managing, investment propositions and matching these to relevant investors.

What we look for

Commercially proven opportunities with experienced and balanced management teams selling into rapid growth sectors.

Who we work with

Private investors, family offices, private wealth managers and lower to mid market institutional funds.

How we work

We aim to remain straightforward in all that we do and work hard to find quick solutions for our clients and stakeholders.

We particularly like businesses with the following attributes;

  • Commercially proven
  • Growth constrained by lack of capital
  • Selling into rapid growth sectors
  • Predictable cash flows with recurring revenues
  • Experienced and balanced management teams

Our services

For our client companies we act as a corporate finance adviser and in doing so are able to provide a wide range of services from strategic planning, investment preparation, and M&A work through to direct fund raising and project finance. We are very experienced in raising growth and development equity capital and can also structure bridge funding and mezzanine debt transactions for companies seeking more specialist debt solutions.

To support our corporate finance activities Cresco carefully nurtures strong ongoing relationships with a wide investor base, including our own private client network, family offices and institutional funds, and we have created an operational infrastructure which supports continual development of these relationships.



Cresco was founded by two highly capable corporate finance practitioners with a wide range of relevant experience and a strong ‘get it done‘ attitude.

Charles Owen 

Director & CoFounder


Krynauw Kruger

Director & CoFounder

Charles has extensive experience in growth company operations and funding and in addition to co-founding Cresco he has also founded CoInvestor, an investment market place for alternative assets. Charles is an advisory Board member for Seraphim Capital, a venture capital fund, and has previously been a Director of a listed venture debt fund.

Having trained as a certified Chartered Accountant (SAICA) with Andersen and KPMG, Krynauw worked for RBS in debt market origination prior to co-founding Cresco Capital Limited. He has a  broad and diverse funding experience ranging from UHNWI’s to EIS/VCT funds and larger institutional funders. Krynauw has a an affinity for clean and green energy projects, with a strong focus in biogas technologies. 

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