PLATINUM FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

This is an operating division of Platinum Groupe (Pvt) Ltd responsible for advisory services and research. It specializes in crafting solutions for complex corporate and financial challenges of its multifaceted clients through offering the following products;

Services Offered

PFS understands that the needs of our business associates are different and thus combines generic products with innovation to deliver novel and dynamic services in the following areas:

  • Initial Public Offerings.
  • Private Placements.
  • Takeovers – Management Buyouts and Leveraged Buyouts.
  • Underwriting.
  • Due Diligence.
  • Business Valuations.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Tax Compliance and Administration.

Our team of dedicated professionals is able to provide you with insightful, tailored advice on the wider market or specific niche issues and have the experience, knowledge and dedication to find you the right solution in the following areas;

  • Bond Origination.
  • Private Equity Financing.
  • Equity Disposal.
  • Long-term Debt and Equity Restructuring.
  • Working Capital Restructuring.

PFS considers financing of long-term infrastructure, industrial projects and public services as integral to the development and growth of developing economies and therefore continues to skill the relevant human capital to offer expert guidance in the areas of;

  • Feasibility Studies.
  • Project Documentation.
  • Project Development and Management.
  • Private – Public Partnerships Advisory.
  • Privatizations and Commercialization.
  • Regulatory Approval.

The advising of corporations, institutions and government bodies on transactions that involve changes in company ownership and related company-wide restructuring is an area that Platinum seeks to excel in as part of its contribution to influencing the future of entities;

  • Corporate Governance.
  • Corporate Restructuring.
  • Tax Planning and Administration.
  • Foreign Investment Advisory.

Platinum Financial Solutions also drives the research and information engine of the group. The team gathers, analyses and distributes research on various investment markets, the macro economic environment, fiscal and monetary policies.

Advisory Team

Exodus Makumbe is currently the incumbent Chairman of Platinum Groupe (Pvt) Ltd, the position he assumed in 2007 on inception, and sits on various public and private boards. He has won several management and leadership awards in recognition of his marked contribution to banking and human development in Zimbabwe. A holder of an Msc. in Strategic Management with Derbyshire Business School, Exodus is at an advanced stage of completing a Doctorate in Finance with Swiss Management Centre of Switzerland and an LLB degree with UNISA. The Groupe benefits immensely from his vast experience in general business management and leadership. Previously, he worked for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in different capacities for 11 years before leading the formation and growth of Premier Banking Corporation Limited from 2002 to 2007. The bank was later sold to Ecobank, a regional commercial bank operating in many African Countries.

With over 13 years’ experience in advisory and investment management
markets, Prosper brings valuable experience to the PFS Board in the key
area of investments management and advisory. Prosper holds a B Comm.
Banking (NUST), an MSc. Finance & Investments (NUST) and is a CFA
Institute Charter holder.
Previously, he was a Fund Manager with Premier Asset Management
Private Limited, a position he held for more than three years. He served
dealing and trading internships with Premier Discount Company before
moving to Premier Asset Management as an Investment Analyst. Prosper
was incorporated into the pioneering PFS board responsible for
investment advisory before being seconded to Platinum Investment
Managers as Managing Director.

Princess joined Platinum Groupe in 2013 as the Client Services Officer
responsible for the Bulawayo Branch. She holds a B Comm Honours Degree in Finance from NUST and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the
CFA Institute of America. She has vast experience in investing in local
markets having also worked under the investment management division
as an investment analyst and has risen through the ranks to her current
position of Head of Research and Advisory.

Tatenda joined Platinum Financial Solutions in 2015 as a trainee analyst
before assuming his current position a year later. He is a graduate of the
University of Cape Town (South Africa), holding a Bachelor of
Commerce in Management studies (specialising in Finance and
Economics). Tatenda was seconded to Exodus and Company (Private)
Limited on two separate occasions in 2015 and 2017 where he was
part of team that structured and developed Acacia Junior School
(Madokero Estate) and Mabvazuva, residential suburb in Ruwa.
Tatenda is currently preparing to pursue the Chartered Financial
Analyst qualification.

George has vast experience in the specialist areas of Corporate and
Investment Banking, Fund Management, Wealth Management and
Strategy, spanning over 16 years. He is a holder of a Bachelor of
Accountancy (B Acc) Hons from the University of Zimbabwe, a Masters
Degree in Strategic Management majoring in Money and Capital Markets
(Chinhoyi University) and is a member of the South African Association
Accountancy (SAAA) and the Institute of Bankers Zimbabwe (IOBZ).
During his stay at the National Asset Management Corporation (NAMCO)
and Premier Asset Management as portfolio manager, George gained
wide experience in fund and wealth management. He also worked at
Premier Banking Corporation Limited as a senior manager – Corporate
and Investment Banking for over three years specializing in business
development, investment banking and public sector investment
management. George joined Platinum Groupe and PFS at its inception in
January 2010 as a Board member responsible for business development
and strategy.

Liberty has more than 13 years’ experience in accounting, financial
management and Backoffice administration. In his career, he has served as an Assistant Accountant – Premier Banking Corporation (2005 – 2007) and Finance and Admin Manager (responsible for Back Office) – Premier Asset Managers (2007 – 2010). He has been in his current position since April 2010. Liberty holds a Bachelor of Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration with the MSU and ACCA.

Tonderayi commenced his financial services career with
Platinum Groupe Pvt Ltd in 2011. He spent a significant amount of his time at Platinum Securities (Private) Limited “PS” where he gained vast experience in the Back and Front Office Operations, as a trainee intern. He later re-joined the group under Platinum Financial Solutions (the financial advisory division) in 2012 as a trainee analyst after completing his studies. He further became an investments analyst and gained vast experience in writing Investment reports covering the broad macro economy, specific sectors and individual company reports for listed companies for both internal and external clients. During this period Tonderayi also participated in various advisory services duties for both listed and unlisted companies. Some of the financial advisory tasks he undertook can be broadly
categorised as corporate finance, debt and capital raising, bond
origination, project finance and bidding as advisors to complex financial
transactions including corporate restructurings, mergers and
acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in
Banking & Finance from the Midlands State University (2011).
Tonderayi also holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance and
Investments with the National University of Science and Technology
(NUST) attained in 2018.

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