Peter Hayward-Butt


Peter Hayward-Butt is a Partner and CEO of Brait and the CEO of Ethos Capital.  He is based in Durban, South Africa.

Prior to joining TRG in April 2023, Mr. Hayward-Butt was Partner: Head of Strategic Projects for Ethos Private Equity and the CEO of Brait and CEO of Ethos Capital. He was a member of the Executive Committee and served on all investment committees for Ethos.

Prior to joining Ethos in July 2015, he was the Co-head of Investment Banking at Rand Merchant Bank, 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 conceptualization 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.

Mr. Hayward-Butt 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.