Christiana Capital was
originally founded in New Jersey USA in 1954 by Edward R. Stavitsky, Michael A. Stavitsky and Thomas W. McMahon, Jr.
Peter R. Aynsley joined Christiana in
1992 and took a principal role together with Ed Stavitsky from 1993
onwards – working in the USA, UK and Europe. Christiana Capital
extended its operations to Australia in 1995.
primary activities have historically centered on real estate
development and financing, as well as providing business advisory
and support services for a number of diverse industries – including
the film industry, manufacturing, telecommunications and the
film industry, Christiana Capital worked hand in hand with Chase
Manhattan Bank for a period of some 25 years to provide a
substantial component of the total financing for 20th Century,
Universal and United Artists over that period (Mr Tom McMahon, a Director and owner
of Christiana Capital, also concurrently held the position of
Senior Vice President, then Executive Vice President at Chase
Manhattan Bank and Head of the Credit Policy Committee).
operations are managed from its offices in North Sydney by consultants
that are primarily Sydney-based. Christiana maintains a presence in
both Los Angeles USA and London UK - and provides services to
projects in a number of industries in the Pacific, Europe,
MENA and South Africa.