Michael Cole

Senior Associate

BBusSci Economics, BCom (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, CFA Charterholder, Alumni Member of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship

Michael joined Sphere Holdings in January 2018 as an Analyst, bringing an astute analytical perspective to investment decisions and supporting our dealmaking team through research, origination, financial modelling and analysis, deal execution and monitoring of investments.

Prior  to this, he worked at Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking (“CIB”) division for four years. At first, he was a member of a year-long graduate programme, where he gained hands-on experience in all the different units that form part of the CIB division.

Thereafter, he was appointed as Analyst in their Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) unit, where he was responsible for substantial transactions in the consumer, logistics, and mining sectors in South Africa and the rest of Africa. In his final year at the bank, he was promoted to Senior Analyst, where he primarily focused on research, financial analysis, valuations, deal execution and project management.

WE HAVE AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO DRIVE TANGIBLE VALUE FOR ALL OUR STAKEHOLDERS, THROUGH OUR ABILITY TO FIND OPPORTUNITY-DRIVEN ACQUISITIONS AND FACILITATE MEANINGFUL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES