Our Story

Tariro Capital is a boutique professional services company that offers a wide range of services to institutional fund managers, businesses, and entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa. The company was formed in 2018 and is a black-owned and managed company with a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation.

 

Our company aims to position itself as the leading and preferred pan-African firm, that provides specialist and professional services, to SME businesses and capital providers, that operate within Africa’s private capital markets. Tariro Capital aims to prioritise clients’ interests whilst maintaining adherence to ethical standards. This ethos allows us to provide unbiased recommendations and advice to the benefit of our clients.

 

What we do

Our core value proposition is designed to provide assistance to venture capital, private equity, family-owned and SME businesses, that require the expertise of a corporate finance team. Our service offering is categorised as follows:

Private Capital Solutions

The primary purpose of this business unit is to provide fund solutions to under-capacitated private capital funds that require specialist and professional services. We utilize our experience to provide relevant pre-and post-transaction services to various venture capital and private equity funds operating in South Africa.

Corporate Advisory

Our corporate advisory offering provides management consulting and M&A services to SME's operating within sub-Saharan Africa. As a multi-disciplined deal advisor, we engage with various stakeholders to ensure that we achieve the best possible results for our clients, whilst minimizing execution risk.

Our Team

Number-1

Responsibility - Group operations and stakeholder engagement

Motheo Tsatsi

Executive Director

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Motheo Tsatsi
Executive Director

 

Motheo is currently responsible for group operations and stakeholder engagement, where he looks after different pillars of the business, including: Private Capital Solutions, Corporate Advisory Solutions and Tariro Capital’s Investment Holding companies.

 

Motheo is a seasoned investment and corporate finance professional, with over 8 years’ worth of experience across public and private markets, having spent time at 27four Investment Managers and the Public Investment Corporation’s Private Equity & Structured Investment Product’s division, where he was responsible for financial modelling & analysis, deal structuring, investment evaluation, long-term risk management and corporate valuations.

 

Over the span of his career, thus far, Motheo has managed to execute over R3 billion worth of transactions in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Technology, Manufacturing, Education, FMCG, Property, and Renewable Energy sectors, across sub-Saharan Africa. Motheo is a level III Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) candidate, who holds an Honours degree in Investment Management, from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and a certificate in Private Equity & Venture Capital, from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the Southern Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).

Number-2

Responsibility - Alternative Investments and Corporate Advisory

Tafadzwa Muguto

Executive Director

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Tafadzwa Muguto
Executive Director

 

Tafadzwa is currently the executive that leads our Corporate Advisory operations, where he is responsible for developing our business, with SME businesses and corporates, across sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Tafadzwa is an experienced investment and corporate finance professional, having spent several years at Standard Bank Group and the Public Investment Corporation’s Private Equity & Structured Investment Product’s division, where he was responsible for economic & market research, investment evaluation, long-term strategic planning, stakeholder engagements and M&A execution.

 

To date, Tafadzwa has successfully executed transactions and conducted research on companies in the Financial Services, Agricultural, Healthcare, Mining & Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Tower and Property sectors, across sub-Saharan Africa. Tafadzwa passed level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, holds an Economics & Finance degree, from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a certificate in Private Equity & Venture Capital, from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the Southern Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).

Number-3

Responsibility - Private Capital Markets

Matthew Shonhiwa

Post-Investment Analyst

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Matthew Shonhiwa
Post-Investment Analyst

 

Matthew is one of the post-investment analysts, within our Private Capital Markets division, who currently monitors some of our clients’ portfolio of investee companies, on a post-investment basis.

 

Prior to joining our team, Matthew worked at ZB Bank, Visionary Property Development, and Khami Quarries, where he gained exposure to the property, construction, mining, and banking sectors and developed his skills in project finance, financial analysis and business appraisals – particularly for companies and projects that required debt financing.

 

Matthew currently holds an Executive Certificate in Investments and Portfolio Management, from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and an Honours Degree in Banking and Finance, from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), in Cyprus.