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Sophea Chau

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Biography

Sophea has more than 12 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

Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 2019 Behavioral Healthcare Services Coverage Report discusses how the industry continues to grow, driven by the destigmatization of mental health, an influx of care options, and greater political awareness around mental health.Read more

US outdoor activity has been robust in recent years, as consumers with heightened levels of disposable income pursue activities that promote healthy lifestyle trends. As a result of rising disposable incomes and increased consumer confidence, retail sales in March increased 1.6% compared to February and 3.6% year-over-year (YOY), according to the US Census Bureau.Read more

The Behavioral Healthcare Services industry experienced a banner year of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018. The number of transactions increased 59% year-over-year to reach a historic industry high of 97 announced or closed transactions. In addition to volume, two of the largest disclosed deals on record occurred. In a go-private bid, Centerbridge Partners agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of mental and behavioral disabilities services provider Civitas Solutions, Inc.(NYSE:CIVI) for $17.75 per share in cash.Read more