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Don Manifold

Don Manifold

Managing Director at Equity & Advisory

Don Manifold
Adelaide
Managing Director
Australia
Don Manifold Advisory Partners
Adelaide (SA 5035) Australia (South Australia)
Employed Available
Don Manifold is the founder of Don Manifold Advisory Partners and Managing Director at Equity & Advisory, he has overseen a number of high-profile sales in various industries. Don Manifold has more than 30 years of professional work experience, with 25 of those years spent in corporate finance. He has personally advised clients on more than 60 complex corporate finance deals with a combined value of over $3 billion.

Manifold has also produced independent expert reports and valuations with a combined value of more than $25 billion. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries besides financial services, including agriculture and technology, food, and professional services.

Don Manifold was born and raised in Mount Gambier, a small city in South Australia. He began his first professional position in Adelaide and has also worked in the cities of London, Melbourne, and Sydney and the countries of Australia, Croatia, and England.

Don Manifold earned a Bachelor of Economics from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1991. He returned to school a dozen years later to earn a Master of Business Education (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management located in Sydney. Manifold is currently a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

The first professional position Don Manifold held was as a partner at KPMG. He remained with the company from 2006 to 2012 before moving to Ernst & Young in Adelaide. He served as the Office Managing Partner for the South Australia and Northern Territory of Ernst & Young from 2012 to 2018. He then left to launch his own business, Don Manifold Advisory Partners.

Don Manifold and his staff have assisted clients with numerous types of mergers, including congeneric, conglomerates, horizontal, market, and vertical. He takes a multi-step approach to client mergers that covers everything from the initial valuation to post-merger issues.

Clients involved in an acquisition have the assurance of knowing that Don Manifold and his staff have extensive knowledge of Australian regulations that all parties must follow. As with mergers, Don and his team aid clients throughout the entire process of acquisitions, starting with developing a strategy and continuing to offer support once the deal is complete.

Don Manifold Advisory Partners offers a range of core divestment services to assist clients with maximizing the value of their business. Some typical examples of how he and his staff help clients include selling underperforming portions of a business, liquidating assets to increase the company’s real-time value, and business carve-outs. He and his team assist clients from the initial business assessment through capacity evaluation, program planning and execution, and providing post-divestment services.
Experiences
  • Recognised world-wide as an expert specialising on providing advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments, Don Manifold is also held in high esteem in the preparation of independent expert’s reports and valuations.
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  • Don Manifold is the Joint Managing Director of Equity & Advisory and specialises in providing commercial advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, divestments and valuations.
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Interests

Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
Skills

Business Advisory

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    Advanced
  • Divestments
    Advanced
  • Valuations
    Advanced
  • Capital Raising
    Expert
  • Corporate Finance
Education

MBA

University of New South Wales

2003 to 2004
Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Economics

Flinders University

1987 to 1991
Economics & Accounting