Sandra du Toit is a trained attorney with more than a decade’s worth of experience in investment banking, serving as EY Africa corporate finance leader.
Du Toit qualified as an attorney and practised corporate commercial law, focusing on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
She left legal practice for a career in investment banking, heading up the Corporate Finance team for Standard Bank South Africa, before taking on a more specialised role, originating and executing complex, cross-border multi-product transactions.
Du Toit joined EY Africa as corporate finance leader where she advises clients on the strategic approach to transactions, helps them plan it, supports them in negotiating it, and helps them to ensure that the whole transaction is implemented on sound terms and conditions.
In this episode of Business Talk, Du Toit unpacks the importance of capital allocation and how companies should approach crucial financial decisions.
She says that companies should take a holistic approach when they think about capital allocation by including things like employees, communities, and service providers.
Du Toit also discusses why companies still make mistakes around investment strategies and financial resources, and which systems should be in place to ensure effective capital allocation.
The full interview is embedded below. You can find all Business Talk with Michael Avery interviews here.