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Sophea Chau

  • Managing Director
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Biography

Sophea has 15 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services. Her responsibilities include providing financial and valuation analysis, performing due diligence, asset positioning and strategy articulation. Prior to joining Capstone, Sophea was an analyst at FTN Midwest Securities, a full-service investment banking firm based in Cleveland.

While working in their New York office, she focused on M&A advisory for middle-market companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical services and marketing & advertising.

Education

Columbia University - Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Registrations & Affiliations

Columbia Alumni Association of Boston - Board Vice President

Industry Coverage

Companies in the space have been forced to rapidly adapt their business models amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as state-mandated lockdowns restricted in-store sales and consumer spending retracted due to job losses and economic uncertainty.  The technology changes that were accelerated and the possibilities that were illuminated during this era will undoubtedly reshape much of the Retail industry going forward as winners and losers are assessed in the aftermath of the pandemic and their business models replicated. Read more

COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing protocols have driven consumers to increasingly pursue recreation and leisure activities, contributing to heightened demand for outdoor, sporting goods, and tactical product manufacturers.  Notably, bicycle sales have increased dramatically, rising 63% year-over-year, amounting to $679 million, with mountain bikes and road bike sales up 92% and 87% in June, respectively, according to NPD.  Read more

Increased levels of consumer spending, effective inventory management, and efficient supply chain capabilities are expected to be key factors contributing to a sustained recovery in the Juvenile Products industry through the remainder of the year and into 2021. Read more