Chrystal Capital Partners, a corporate finance firm based in London, has added to its team: Alex Hambro will lead offerings for family offices; Iain Manley and Glynn Reece will work on alternative fundraising projects for private and public companies.
Chrystal Capital Partners LLP (“Chrystal”), the FSA regulated corporate finance firm based in London, has strengthened its team by making three senior hires. Alex Hambro joins to lead the boutique’s offering for family offices, whilst Iain Manley and Glynn Reece will work on alternative fund raising projects for private and public companies. All three will be based in the London office.
These new hires reflect the growing demand for Chrystal’s specialist services, as companies and investors alike seek alternatives to the turbulent public markets. In the past 12 months, Chrystal has completed five fundraising transactions, bringing in over $200million for its clients. Chrystal Capital has been working with a growing number of both listed and private companies globally to provide them with a wide number of alternative financing solutions. The particular focus on small and mid-cap companies has allowed Chrystal to carve a specialist niche in providing both traditional financing routes, such as equity placements with family offices, and also giving clients access to solutions historically utilised only by large-cap companies, such as convertible bonds, as well as commodity stream and committed equity financings.
James Innes, a Partner at Chrystal Capital Partners, commented: “Growth over the past 12 months, in the quality of our deal flow and the expansion of our family office business, has compelled us to bring in new people in order to maintain our levels of service. We are delighted to have attracted highly experienced City professionals with both breadth and depth of experience in private and public fund raising. The calibre of our team is a testament to our on-going success, and the value of alternative routes to finance in these exceptional market conditions.”
Alex Hambro brings over three decades of private equity and family office experience to Chrystal. He has been in the private equity industry for 18 years, during which time he has acted as a principal investor, manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams. His primary focus at Chrystal will be to help develop its services for family offices, enhancing Chrystal’s existing investor base with his own network of relationships.
Iain Manley is an experienced corporate financier and accountant, with a successful 15 year career in capital raising in public and private markets. Iain has previously worked at Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance (specialising in public company M&A), Cobalt Corporate Finance, a TMT advisory firm, as well as acting as CFO for a number of private and public companies. Iain’s primary focus will be on developing Chrystal’s services for listed companies.
Glynn Reece is a corporate financier of 25 years’ experience. Since 1987, he has specialised in providing Corporate Finance deal origination and advisory services, working for (inter alia) Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen and CLB, a specialist AIM firm. He is currently a director of AIM-listed Judges Scientific PLC and Nathan Alexander Limited. Glynn’s role at Chrystal Capital will focus on fundraising for private and public companies.
About Chrystal Capital Partners
Chrystal Capital Partners LLP is a FSA regulated corporate finance firm specialising in alternative sources of funding. Chrystal raises money for private and public companies, through direct investment from its trusted family office network and alternative funding structures such as convertible bonds. For family offices, wealthy individuals and specialist investors, Chrystal originates highly tailored and vetted investment opportunities through a global network of professional partners.