Natale joined Lionhead as a partner in 2016 and is involved in originating new opportunities, investment strategy development and investor relations. Natale is currently based in London, where he heads up Salandia Capital, a family office investment vehicle, focused on public market investing in South Africa.
Natale joined Lionhead from five years of investment banking at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank, based in Johannesburg and London. He has extensive experience in originating and closing transactions across the African continent, having worked as a transactor in Corporate Finance, Africa Debt Capital Markets and Export Credit Finance.
Deals he closed include greenfield and brownfield mining project finances in West Africa and the DRC, and major syndicated loans and bonds for African sovereigns/SOEs/corporates.
Natale has also worked as a financial correspondent for the Independent and Euromoney.
MSc, Development Economics – University of London
MA, Economics and Politics – University of Edinburgh
BSocSci, Economics and Politics – University of Cape Town