Organising regular events for all members of the firm is pretty much synonymous with the Liedekerke approach 'we work hard but play hard as well'. A number of events such as the Liedekerke Summer Event, the Liedekerke After Summer Event, the Liedekerke Revue, our regular afterwork drinks throughout the year, ‘brain maniac’ breakfasts in the firm, etc… are recurring events that allow us to connect with each other more outside the professional working environment which obviously has a positive impact to the cooperation in the office as well. Soak up the cool atmosphere that is strong at these events by watching some after-event movies.

Belgian start-up Cohabs specialises in residential co-living projects for young professionals since 2016. The company offers renovated, high-end and furnished housing units organized in co-living properties. The 50-person company currently has a portfolio of 1,550 rooms spread across five cities (Brussels, Paris, New York, Madrid and Luxembourg) with the majority of its team and assets based in Brussels.

This EUR 100m financing round, one of the biggest fundraisings in Belgium this year, follows an EUR 65m round completed in September 2021. It is set to finance Cohab’s growth, with the ambition of becoming a global reference in the market and by reaching 5,000 rooms in 11 cities by 2026. New investors include Ivanhoé Cambridge, Belfius Insurance, Belgian Sovereign Fund (SFPIM - Real Estate). All the founders and most historical shareholders (including AG Real Estate and Alphastone) remain on board.

The Liedekerke core deal team included Charlotte Ferron (Associate), Céline Tallier (Counsel), and Jacques Meunier (Partner). Natixis Partners and Tandem Capital Advisors acted as financial advisors of Cohabs.

Youri Dauber (CEO of Cohabs) stated : « The Liedekerke’ team has been doing phenomenal work for us since our first fundraising in 2019. Together with Jacques Meunier and Céline Tallier, we’ve been able to raise more than €200 million over the past 3 years. This last transaction implicated many people and contracts. The way they’ve navigated between parties and supported us throughout the negotiations has been outstanding. We’re looking forward for the next big transaction alongside this dream team.»

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