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Don Manifold is the current Managing Director of Equity & Advisory, an advisory firm in South Australia. He is known to be well-experienced in corporate acquisitions, mergers and divestments. Manifold originates from Mount Gambier, a small South Australian city. He began his career in Adelaide and then later moved to work in Sydney, London and Melbourne. In May 2006, he returned to Adelaide and continued with his ventures.


Don Manifold went to Flinders University, where he graduated in 1991, earning his Bachelor of Economics degree with Honors. He also joined the Australian School of Management (AGSM) and received a Master of Business Administration in 2004. AGSM is a renowned institution, that’s recognized as one of the world’s top business schools. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant.

His Work Experience

Apart from being the MD of Equity & Advisory, Don also founded Manifold Advisory Partners. Previously, he was also the Managing Partner at EY in Southern and Northern Australia. He was also the head of the Transaction Advisory team. He ran this ream for a long time. In total, he has over twenty-five years of experience in corporate finance.

In these years, Don has more than 40 completed acquisitions, capital raising, divestments and IPOs, totaling to over $2 billion. He has also produced valuation and expert reports for various businesses, with a total value of $25 billion. He has advised numerous high-profile transactions including the Kidman & Co.’s sale.

In total, Don Manifold has over thirty years’ experience. He has helped many businesses grow across several industries including professional services, financial services, food, agriculture and technology. He has worked in various countries including England, Australia and Croatia. Another achievement is that he advised the sale of Powerhealth, the acquisition of ABB Grain and Adelaide Bank.

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