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Michael W Scherb

Founder & CEO

Appian Capital Advisory LLP

London, UK

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Michael’s Biography

Michael Scherb is a leading businessman, private equity investor specialising in natural resources, and philanthropist.

He is the founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory LLP, the investment advisor to two private equity funds focused solely on the mining and metals industry. Michael also serves as Chairman of Appian’s Investment Committee, and is the founder of the Appian Way Charitable Foundation.

Since setting up Appian in 2012, Michael has overseen the evolution of the company into one of the biggest and most successful private equity players in the metals and mining sector. Today Appian manages over a billion dollars for institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, family offices and pension funds, and oversees more than 4,500 employees across its portfolio in locations across the globe.

Born in Taiwan to Singaporean and Austrian parents, Michael moved to the US as a child and has also lived in Germany, China, France, Italy and the UK. He began his career structuring foreign investment into China, before joining J.P. Morgan Cazenove in 2007. As part of the...
Michael Scherb is a leading businessman, private equity investor specialising in natural resources, and philanthropist.

He is the founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory LLP, the investment advisor to two private equity funds focused solely on the mining and metals industry. Michael also serves as Chairman of Appian’s Investment Committee, and is the founder of the Appian Way Charitable Foundation.

Since setting up Appian in 2012, Michael has overseen the evolution of the company into one of the biggest and most successful private equity players in the metals and mining sector. Today Appian manages over a billion dollars for institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, family offices and pension funds, and oversees more than 4,500 employees across its portfolio in locations across the globe.

Born in Taiwan to Singaporean and Austrian parents, Michael moved to the US as a child and has also lived in Germany, China, France, Italy and the UK. He began his career structuring foreign investment into China, before joining J.P. Morgan Cazenove in 2007. As part of the Metals and Mining team, Scherb gained valuable experience of the mining sector, advising on some of the industry’s most high-profile deals and largest IPOs in London.

After working at J.P. Morgan Cazenove for five years, Michael left to set up Appian when he was just 29 years old.

Michael has been nominated by Financial News as one of the Top 40 under 40 Leaders in Private Equity. In 2021 he was voted one of Mining’s most influential people by Mining Journal.

His philanthropic activities are focused on the Appian Way Charitable Foundation, the charity he set up to improve the lives of women and children in the communities and parts of the world where Appian invests.
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Michael’s Newsfeed

Michael Scherb: Opportunities Galore in Mining for Those with Long Investment Horizons

Founder and CEO of London-based Appian Capital Advisory LLP, Michael Scherb, describes the lightbulb moment when he realised that almost everything around us comes from mining.

Private Equity News
Mining for assets: the specialist buyout house digging for metals to fuel the low-carbon economy

How London-based Appian Capital is targeting investment metals to play a global shift to a lower carbon economy.

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Michael’s Background

Appian Capital Advisory LLP
Founder & CEO
Jul 2012 - Present
London, UK
Appian Capital Advisory is a private equity firm that specialises in the metals and mining industry, particularly targeting commodities required for energy transition and green tech. Headquartered in London, Appian’s team operates across the globe with offices in Peru, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Investment banker, Metals & Mining Division
Jan 2007 - Jun 2012
London, UK
London-based J.P. Morgan Cazenove is a wholly-owned division of J.P. Morgan offering corporate finance services, equity research and a cash equities platform.

Philanthropy

The Appian Way Charitable Foundation
Founder & Chairman of Trustees
The Appian Way Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting marginalised communities in the regions where Appian operates. The charity funds educational projects that help lift people out of poverty and empower women and girls.

Interviews

Interview with Michael W. Scherb, CEO and Founder of Appian Capital Advisory
Jul 2022
Michael Scherb talks to LatAm Investor, the UK's only Latin America-focused investment magazine.
Interview with Michael W. Scherb
Mar 2021
In this interview with Global Business Reports, Michael Scherb discusses the reasons he decided to set up Appian Capital Advisory, and his investment strategy going forward.
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Michael’s Education

European School of Economics
MSc Business Management: Finance
2004 - 2005
University of Kent
BBA (Hons) International Business
1999 - 2002
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