About Us

Finding companies early and providing capital markets expertise.

Sophic Capital

Sophic Capital is a capital markets advisory firm for public and private growth companies. We specialize in developing complete capital markets strategies for companies across all stages of development.

Our team collectively has almost 50 years of experience in capital markets and relevant industry sectors in multiple jurisdictions.

Our depth of knowledge in the technology, clean technology, and industrial markets combined with decades of experience working in the capital markets, makes Sophic Capital an ideal partner to help lower your cost of capital, and accelerate your growth.

If you are planning an IPO, need access to capital, or want to develop a communication strategy for the investment community, Sophic Capital can assist you in developing the right plan to achieve your goals.

Our Team

Sean Peasgood

President & CEO

Sophic Capital’s President and CEO, Sean Peasgood, has enjoyed a successful career as a sell-side Analyst for over eight years. As an Analyst, he covered a diverse set of clean technology and technology stocks, including hardware and software companies that ranged from micro-cap to large-cap stocks.

Sean has experience with all segments of the capital markets:

  • Equity Research (Technology and Clean Technology)
  • Investor Relations
  • Raising Capital
  • Corporate Presentations
  • Financial Modeling
  • Deal and Non-Deal Roadshows
  • Valuation
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Strategic Communications
  • Equity Sales
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investment Banking

Marcel Valentin

Vice President

Marcel spent 5 years on Bay Street researching technology and clean technology companies. For ten years prior to that, he was an electronics and software engineer, gaining hands-on experience designing analog radio frequency circuits, high-speed digital controls, power systems, gigabit laser communications, mixed-signal printed circuit boards, and HDL, C, C++, Java and LabVIEW software. Marcel is also an author, having published the book Pearl in the Garbage Dump, accounting for the time he lived in the slums of Mumbai, India as a volunteer teacher. He joined Sophic Capital in 2014.

Nikhil Thadani

Vice President of Capital Markets Advisory

Prior to joining Sophic Capital in July 2020, Nikhil spent over 12 years conducting equity research for various Bay Street investment banks, specializing in technology companies across the software, hardware, eCommerce, fintech, online gaming and clean tech industries.

Prior to Bay Street, Nikhil spent 8 years working in several technology industries in Canada, USA and India in roles that included lead programmer, business analyst and project manager. During this period, he helped build early eCommerce implementations in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom. Subsequently, at American Airlines, he helped build technology solutions to manage operational costs post 2001.

He earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai.