Tendai joined Grant Thornton in 2020 as an Assistant Manager in the Advisory Services team, with over 12 years of experience in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Tendai spent 12 years working in the financial services sector covering transaction advisory services, capital markets and banking.
He started his career in Zimbabwe with the Interfin Group, where he worked in international banking and corporate banking before joining the group’s transactional advisory arm, Interfin Capital Africa, as a Corporate Finance Analyst. Tendai would later move to Chengetedzai Depository Company Limited, the Central Securities Depository (CSD) for the Zimbabwean capital market, where he rose to the position of Operations Manager.
Tendai is responsible for providing Transactional Advisory Services to clients, covering mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, business recovery and reorganisations, among others.
Tendai has been involved in providing financial and commercial due diligence, financial modelling, equity valuation, M & A advisory (sell & buy side), fair and reasonable opinions, capital raising and preparation of transaction related documents to clients from a wide range of industries.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Tendai holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking. He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. He is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, and CFA Society of South Africa. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of bankers of Zimbabwe (AIBZ).
The firm and its people actively participate in giving back to the local community. Our most recent contributions include the National COVID-19 Relief Fund and support provided to Tshwaragano Primary School on Grant Thornton annual CSR day 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Presentations and publications
As part of his BCom dissertation, Tendai did a research project on Mortgage-Backed-Securities as a solution to the Zimbabwean housing challenges. He has presented at the Imara Capital Zimbabwe Investment Conference and various colleges in Zimbabwe to educate students on the capital market.