Peter Hayward-Butt

Partner: Head of Strategic Projects

Peter Hayward-Butt

Joined: 2016

Portfolio Responsibilities: Brait

Peter Hayward-Butt

Peter joined Ethos in 2016 and became the CEO of Ethos Capital in July 2016.  

Peter heads up Ethos’ strategic projects and has been integral to the Firm’s growth vision of becoming a leading Alternative Asset Manager in sub-Saharan Africa.  He is a member of Ethos’ Exco and sits on the Investment Committees for Ethos Fund VI, Ethos Fund VIIEthos Mid Market Fund IEthos Mezzanine Partners 3 and Ethos AI Fund.

Prior to joining Ethos, he was the Co-head of Investment Banking at RMB between 2006 and 2014 during which time the profit before tax of the Investment Banking division grew from R1.3 billion to R4.1 billion. Peter was responsible for the conceptualisation and establishment of RMB Morgan Stanley (and was the chairperson of that company), which has become the leading stock broking business in South Africa. Peter was the lead adviser on many of South Africa’s largest mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions and has advised most of the large private equity firms in South Africa. He was a member of the executive management board at RMB and was a member of the bank’s Investment Committee which was responsible for the bank’s private equity and principal investing.

Prior to RMB, Peter was head of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory for ABN AMRO Asia based in Hong Kong, prior to which he worked in corporate finance for ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers in London.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal and a Master of Science in Development and Agricultural Economics from Oxford University.

Contact Peter’s  Assistant Arlene Byrne.