Reflecting on 2018, Chrystal Capital had an exceptional year advising and fundraising on transactions valued at over USD400 million for new and existing clients.
The year started with two rounds into a long-standing client that saw our global network of Single Family Offices (SFOs) and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), continue to fund a new social and environmental presence in London, The Conduit. Embracing our client’s ethos, we introduced both capital and contacts to support this socially impactful members’ club.
Co-investment leads the way
Our newly created co-investment team went from strength to strength during 2018. Led by Chrystal Capital partner, Stephen Ford, the team worked on multiple private equity co-investment fundraises that enabled our investor community to take advantage of our growing institutional partnerships.
Both family offices and UHNWIs were able to cherry pick from a curated selection of high-quality investments, from a USD80 million Series E SaaS fundraise to an exciting new fashion discovery platform labelled the “Netflix of Fashion.”
Demand for off-market deals increased in 2018
The demand from SFOs and private investors to invest in non-standard business opportunities was welcomed by the companies whose desire for flexible capital meant each Chrystal Capital fundraise was heavily oversubscribed.
Anniversary celebrations in 2019
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2019, we are excited to announce a refreshed Chrystal Capital.
Visually embracing our namesake, our new brand design reflects both the Chrystal Capital ethos and our personality as an entrepreneurial and innovative corporate finance and investment firm.
We have also expanded our resources by offering our global network of investors a curated portfolio of services that include a corporate and family office advisory team, and a private office service.
For us, best-of-breed is standard practice.