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Sofia Cardozo

Managing Director, M&A and Restructuring

Corporate Performance

MADRID

Sofia is a Managing Director with P&C with over 20 years of experience in corporate development, M&A integration, and performance improvement.

Sofia’s career started with Groupe Galeries Lafayette where she served as a Manager in Corporate Development and was part of the team that created the business infrastructure for the group’s global expansion and acquisition integration methodology used to expand the parent company from its operations in France to a collection of 7 brands operating across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. From there, Sofia joined Iberdrola – one of the largest energy companies in the world – where she led acquisition and integration efforts of the company which included Scottish Power, Avangrid (U.S.), Elektro Holding (Brazil), and others. After Iberdrola, Sofia joined the Triple Five Group and led the global conglomerate’s digital transformation efforts.

In her advisory career at P&C, Sofia works with clients across all industries to create and implement digital transformation, performance improvement, acquisition due diligence, and integration planning.

Examples of her work include:

  • Developing and implementing an industry-leading omnichannel strategy for a venerable U.S. luxury retailer, which necessitated transforming the company’s IT systems and organization, and resulted in 4.5% in increased sales and $170 million in annual cost savings in 14 months.
  • Developing and implementing a portfolio rationalization program for a $50 billion global conglomerate that led to divestiture of several low-potential, non-performing businesses, made two strategic acquisitions valued over $7 billion, created a state-of-the-art shared services organization that reduced $375 million in annual costs across all businesses, and increased return on operating income from 12 to 27 percent over a 2-year period across all businesses.
  • Leading the due diligence and integration planning efforts for several private equity clients on transactions valued over $2 billion.
Past Experience

Triple Five Group
Managing Director, Digital Transformation

Iberdrola
Director, Business Integration

Groupe Galeries Lafayette
Manager, Corporate Development

Education

INSEAD
Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption

ESADE School of Business
Multinational MBA

University of Barcelona
BA, Fine Art