Metis Strategic Advisors has in-house experience spanning decades in corporate restructuring, strategic advice, M&A, fund raising, banking and the turnaround of distressed projects and enterprises – all backed by solid credentials and a robust track record in the industry.​

We have in addition been active as accredited senior business rescue practitioners since the promulgation of Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act 2011, covering many of South Africa’s largest business rescue cases.​

The knowledge and experience gained from all of the above serves as a solid foundation for a service offering which stretches across three broad areas: Corporate and Transaction Advisory; Balance Sheet Restructuring; and Enterprise Turnarounds.


Contact one of our founders for a confidential consultation.

Dave Lake BBusSc(Hons).

Formerly Managing Director with international investment bank NM Rothschild. Dave has twenty nine years in the investment banking and financial services industry, twenty of those years in corporate finance advisory. more > ​


Peter van den Steen B.lng.(CHEM),MBA

Peter has developed a true passion for turnarounds. He is a licensed and accredited Senior Business Rescue Practitioner. ​ Specialist in leading turnarounds of distressed projects, company divisions, small companies and groups of companies. more >


Trevor Murgatroyd B.Com, LLB

Trevor Murgatroyd has over 20 years’ corporate and investment banking experience. Appointed as General Manager in the Absa Capital Credit division in 1998, he was responsible for the credit risk of a diverse portfolio of clients before establishing the Workout & Recovery unit for Absa Capital in 2000. more >