Celina Capital makes direct investments in growth-oriented private companies and in real estate.
Celina was established in 2017 by Jacques Feldman, the co-founder of Cambridge Global Payments. Jacques and his partner built Cambridge from the ground up over a period of 25 years, expanding from Canada, to the US, UK, and Australia. Cambridge developed a leadership position in foreign exchange transactions, a service that large banks had neglected. The company achieved 25-30% annual growth by investing in a diverse sales network and offering superior customer service. Leading-edge technology and best-in-class compliance programs ensured Cambridge’s flawless execution of transactions and returned above-average profitability. In the year prior to the company’s sale to Fleetcor, an NYSE listed company, Cambridge’s transaction volume exceeded $20 billion.
At Celina, Jacques has assembled a team of professionals who have extensive experience as investors, operators, strategists, sales leaders, and business owners.
We make direct investments in privately owned companies that have the market opportunity and skilled management team to drive extraordinary growth. We use our experience and broad business network to help our investments grow profitably and become industry leaders.
We also invest in a diverse set of real estate opportunities across North America. We partner with real estate operators and developers on innovative projects that will create value.
We are not passive investors. We partner with our management teams to build value. We provide meaningful incentives to our management teams for delivering on growth plans.
We invest our own capital and look at the long-term opportunity for all of our investments. As a result, one of our advantages lies in our ability to provide patient capital and flexible capital structures. There is no pressure to exit.
Jacques is a successful entrepreneur who built Cambridge Global Payments into the leading foreign exchange company in North America. The success of Cambridge was driven by his relentless pursuit to grow revenue. After Cambridge was sold to Fleetcor in 2017, he founded Celina to develop a portfolio of real estate investments and invest in private entities with the drive and potential to grow into industry leaders.
Adam has spent most of his career in financial services, first in banking and then in family offices. He has experience in project finance, derivatives, and general corporate banking. He was at Citibank Canada from 1994 to 2007, where his most recent position was as business head of its Private Bank. Adam was CIO and EVP Operations for two families with extensive interests in real estate, gaming, and private equity before joining Celina as President. Adam is responsible for all investments at Celina.
Andrea has more than twenty years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Most recently, she was a partner at the private equity fund Beringer Capital. She was also CFO of one of the largest independent marketing services companies in North America and a consultant at Bain & Company. At Celina, she is responsible for making direct investments in private companies and building value in portfolio companies. Linked In