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Michael Rayner, Director, Corporate Finance

Michael Rayner

Director, Corporate Finance

+27 (0) 12 417 8800




Michael started his articles at Grant Thornton Cape Town in 2013 and joined Cape Town’s Corporate Finance team immediately after completing his traineeship. His inquisitive, questioning and problem-solving abilities have seen him play a key role in growing Cape Town’s Corporate Finance offering.

Michael spearheaded the development of the BDO REIT specific data modelling and business intelligence dashboards, which has been rolled out into a number of listed REIT’s and large private property portfolios. He is also the corporate finance representative on BDO’s Real Estate and Contruction Sector team. Over the last six years Michael has had extensive experience in executing and overseeing financial modelling, due diligence, and valuation assignments.

Michael has worked with clients in the following sectors: Real Estate & Construction, Technology & Communication, Tourism & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Imports, Distribution & Logistics, Pharmaceuticals and Refining.


  • Chartered Accountant South Africa
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • BCom (Accounting)


  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)