Cees de Wit


Cees is one of two co-founders and managing partners of Avance. During his 15 year career Cees has always worked at the intersection of life science IP, finance, legal and strategy. His strength lies in his eye for detail whilst generating results serving the bigger picture.

Cees has structured and negotiated multiple financings, both debt and equity, with ticket sizes ranging from $300,000 to $50 Million. In addition Cees has been involved in numerous M&A transactions with a total deal value north $2.5billion.

Prior to Avance, Cees worked as a corporate lawyer for Simmons & Simmons and Deloitte, where he focused on the Life Sciences Industry. Cees holds a Master in Corporate and Tax Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and is outdoor activity enthusiast.