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Silas Chou


Mr. Silas Chou serves as Board Member & Director at Michael Kors (USA). He also serves as Operation Partner at Torch Capital. Textile and fashion tycoon Mr. Chou was an early investor in Michael Kors. He now has sold all his shares and is working with daughters, Veronica and Vivian, to launch a fast fashion line. Chou still owns a stake in South Ocean Knitters, one of the city's largest knitwear manufacturers and exporters. It was founded by his father who started the family's textile business. He is Co-Chairman of Sportswear Holdings Limited, a global private equity company established in 1989 by Mr. Chou and Mr. Lawrence Stroll. Since its founding, Sportswear Holdings has acquired and developed several global lifestyle brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, and Michael Kors. Sportswear Holdings' current holdings include interests in Michael Kors, Michael Kors Far East, Tommy Hilfiger Asia, Karl Lagerfeld, Pepe Jeans, and Hackett. Prior to forming Sportswear Holdings, Mr. Chou and Mr. Stroll owned and operated Poloco S.A., the European licensee for Polo Ralph Lauren apparel. Mr. Chou is Chief Executive Officer of Novel Holdings, a Hong Kong-based group that includes South Ocean Knitters, one of the world's textile and apparel manufacturers, as well as a diversified investment business with dedicated investment teams focused on Asian real estate and global private equity, technology, and life sciences. Prior thereto, Mr. Chou was a director of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, and he served as its Chairman and then Co-Chairman, from 1989 to 2002. Mr. Chou is also an Angel Investor.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong

Silas Chou Investments & Acquisitions (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Something Navy 15-Aug-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000000 17-Aug-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000 16-Apr-2015 00000 00000 0000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 01-Mar-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Accessories Out of Business 00000 0000
Karl Lagerfeld 09-Apr-2014 PE Growth/Expansion Clothing Profitable
Asprey International 01-Jan-2000 Merger/Acquisition Accessories Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Silas Chou Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Spring 25-Oct-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000 18-May-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000 00000000000 26-Jun-2002 0000000000 Completed
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Silas Chou Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Silas Chou Angel Investor 0 Hong Kong, Hong Kong