Felix Herlihy
Felix Herlihy

Felix Herlihy

Managing Director
  • Private Capital

Q & A

“It’s really a formula for success: Trust + Experience + Independence = Results.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?

    To me, trust, experience and independence are all required inputs to produce results. One or two inputs alone is not sufficient; all three inputs are essential. It’s really a formula for success: Trust + Experience + Independence = Results.

  • Q: What drives you?

    I am driven by being part of transformational change in a company’s development. I derive great satisfaction in seeing tangible, measurable results at a company and knowing that I had a part to play in its success.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?

    Doing the right thing – always.


Felix creatively solves the challenges and needs of privately held companies. He focuses on structuring and executing minority investments by partnering with outstanding owners, entrepreneurs and management teams.

He enjoys developing and sustaining long term relationships with company owners and management teams. Felix also derives great satisfaction in assisting them as they go through transformational change. Although each situation is unique, Felix draws on his experience as both an investor and advisor to best position companies for their current and future challenges.


Felix Herlihy is a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital and together with Michael Butler and John Amato leads the firm’s Private Capital business.

Prior to joining Cascadia, Felix was Chief Investment Officer of Istithmar – an investment arm of the Government of Dubai. Previously, he was a Managing Director of IFIL USA – the US investment vehicle of the Agnelli Family of Italy.

Prior to IFIL, Felix spent 16 years with Lehman Brothers in New York and London where he was a Managing Director and a Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB). Prior to joining LBMB in 1995 to focus exclusively on private equity investing, Felix spent 10 years as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance and M&A transactions. Felix began his professional career in New York at Fred Alger Management where he was a Senior Portfolio Analyst. He previously served on the boards of Bumrungrad Hospital, ESPA International, Gulf Stream Asset Management, IFIL USA, ML (Bermuda) Ltd. (Observer), Peabody Energy, SpiceJet (Observer), and SR Technics.

Felix holds an MBA from Columbia Business School where he was a Samuel Bronfman Fellow and an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College.


Felix is dedicated to working with family-owned and closely-held businesses to find the right capital solutions. He is pleased to share his insights with clients and partners. View more resources here.

Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

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