Mike is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Group LLP. He is responsible for business strategy, group financial management as well as operation and business risk management.
Prior to Victory Hill, he was responsible for the global portfolio and debt restructuring of Steinhoff International, a global vertically integrated retail conglomerate with 40 operations in 30 different countries. Michael became caretaker group treasurer overseeing international assets during Steinhoff’s restructuring, which was the largest in Europe.
Before the restructuring, he led the M&A department of the organization globally. During his tenure he originated and executed joint-venture transactions, acquisitions, take private deals, equity placements, convertible bonds, DCM and syndicated loans and IPOs.
Before Steinhoff International, Michael worked in the M&A department at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London, and began his career as an International Tax advisor and Auditor at KPMG in South Africa.
Michael holds a degree in Accounting from Stellenbosch University, a Masters degree in International Taxation from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
He has also undertaken executive education courses at Harvard and Columbia Universities.
He is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and South Africa and is a CFA charterholder and Member of the UK CFA Society.