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Trusted Partners. Inspiring Outcomes

Birch Lake deploys intellectual and financial capital in stressed and transitional businesses by advising corporations and investors on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings and complex situations, and making structured equity investments where we can influence enhanced financial outcomes.

Pauline Chow 2016

Pauline Chow Managing Director & Principal, Birch Lake Associates, LLC

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Pauline Chow is a Managing Director and Principal at Birch Lake. She is responsible for deal sourcing and execution. Pauline specializes in working with founder-led businesses to develop strategies for value creation, sustainable growth and social impact. Pauline has more than two decades of experience with corporate restructurings and is accomplished in capital raising, M&A and recapitalizations. Previously, she supported the partnership at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in strategic corporate intelligence and winning new engagements.

In 2023, Pauline was selected for inclusion in the Women In Secured Finance issue of The Secured Lender for exemplifying excellence and distinguishing herself in the industry. Pauline is a member of the Global Board of Trustees of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) where she also serves on TMA’s Finance and the Network of Women Committees. She is active in the women-led investment community as a member of Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), Women’s Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) and Women Investment Professionals (WIP). In addition, she is on the Advisory Board of VALCON, the annual business valuation conference co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors. Pauline received her B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied at American University Washington, D.C. and The London School of Economics and Political Science.