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James Innes

Partner & Founder

Chrystal Capital

London, UK

James Innes

Biography

James Innes is Co-Founder and Partner at Chrystal Capital, an entrepreneurial corporate finance and investment house with an established global network of Single Family Offices, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and private equity co-investment partners.

With over 22 years working as a corporate finance advisor, a private equity investor and qualified chartered accountant, James worked at leading advisory firm Arthur Andersen and investment house Livingbridge Private Equity before co-founding Chrystal Capital in 2009.

James leads Chrystal Capital’s Single Family Office and Ultra High Network Individual initiatives and works closely with Chrystal Capital’s established global network offering bespoke company investment opportunities, which include the ability to invest alongside experienced institutional private equity co-investment partners.

James has managed over 100 transactions covering acquisitions, turnarounds, disposals and investments for Single Family Offices, financial institutions and private individuals alike. In 2019 James set up Chrystal Capital Private Office which provides a comprehensive range of bespoke SFO services.

James Innes’ Background

Partner & Founder
2009 - Present
London, UK
An entrepreneurial corporate finance & investment house with an established global network. Adding value to Single Family Offices, UHNWIs & private equity co-investment partners, providing bespoke solutions to their capital & investment needs. Chrystal Capital offers Single Family Offices & UHNWIs unique investment opportunities. Additional investment options are open to companies seeking funding.
Investment Manager
2001 - 2002
London, UK
James worked on both the investment and portfolio management side. Investee companies were lower mid market UK based companies where Livingbridge (previously named ISIS Private Equity) had typically backed an MBO or provided growth finance. Equity investment was between £5-20m.
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Member
2009 - Present
London, UK
James is FCA registered.

Philanthropy

Trustee & Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee
London, UK
James is a Trustee and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a UK children’s charity that helps to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. This is achieved through their hospital play and distraction services, wish granting and Starlight escapes programme. They help children and their families to escape the routine and reality of treatment.

James Innes’ Education