Don Manifold: Executive Powerhouse

Since beginning his career in 1990, Don Manifold has gained over 30 years’ experience in business, 25 years’ experience in corporate finance, and 15 years’ experience in transaction advisory. He has advised on over 60 completed acquisitions, capital raising, investment, and initial public offers—his work is much valued.

He began in Adelaide, and then left to work in Melbourne, Sydney, and London. In 2006, he returned to Adelaide and worked for KPMG until 2012.

In 2012, Don Manifold led the Transaction Advisory division for Ernst and Young (EY) in South Australia until 2014. After, he became a Managing Partner for EY for South Australia and the Northern Territory. Manifold held this position until March 2018.

2018 was the start of another job. This one the Managing Director of Equity and Advisory. Don Manifold also founded Manifold Advisory partners in 2018 as well. Manifold assistants companies, including private and family businesses, in developing and executing their business. Clients, who are usually based in Australia or neighboring countries, have access to decades of experience in professional services.

Don Manifold also assists businesses with acquisitions, investments, restructuring, and capital raising. To date, Manifold has delivered over 200 transactions—worth over $8 billion.

Since he began in 2018, Equity and Advisory has grown tenfold.

In addition to his position at Equity and Advisory, Manifold is the current chair of EC Carpets, ADX Depot, and Hybrid Ag. He also serves as a member of Seymour College’s Finance and Risk Committee. Manifold has handled over $50 billion for clients, some of whom are the largest companies in South Australia.

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