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    Independent advisory services

    Based in Asia

  • About

    Offering independent advisory services on strategic M&A topics and transaction related issues


    Casque Consulting Ltd was founded by Martin Rock who has been based in Asia for 10 years. Martin is an experienced professional with a well-rounded background in investment banking, corporate development and management consulting.


    He has over 20 years’ banking experience advising clients on M&A strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures working with JP Morgan Chase, Dresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank in London and Hong Kong. In addition, he spent several years in Corporate Development at Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) in continental Europe. He started his career in management consulting with NexantECA in the UK and also worked in New York after graduating with a PhD in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.


    With a broad international network in Asia, Europe, US and the Middle East covering corporates and private investment funds, he has a strong regional cultural appreciation and an affinity for cross-border situations.

    Areas of expertise

    Expertise lies in a number of industry verticals, particularly in:
    • chemicals
    • materials
    • healthcare
    • industrials
    • natural resources

    Geographic focus across Asia, Europe and other regions, given prior experience working with parties in:

    • Hong Kong
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United States
    • Optimising your chances of successful M&A

      From strategic planning to transaction initiation to closing

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      M&A strategy

      Setting key objectives

      Aligning with long term strategic vision, portfolio restructuring, setting growth criteria

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      Buyer-seller matching

      The right options

      Identifying opportunities,

      proactive investigation, actionable situations, sale process design

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      Transaction advice

      Getting over the line

      Bridging cultures, process execution, optimising the result, successful conclusions

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    • JF Chemical Associates and Casque Consulting create a Strategic Alliance

      9 February 2022


      JF Chemical Associates and Casque Consulting create a Strategic Alliance


      JF Chemical Associates GmbH and Casque Consulting Ltd, based in Hong Kong SAR, have agreed to team up and to create a strategic alliance. Both boutique consultancies offer a broad range of services – but have a key focus on the Chemical and Polymers Industry.


      Rüdiger Funke, Founder and CEO of JF Chemical Associates: “This is another significant step to create a global reach for our customers and to deliver high quality transformational services close to our customers.”


      Martin Rock, Founder and MD of Casque Consulting Ltd: “Asia remains a key growth market for chemicals and will account for roughly two-thirds of global demand by 2030. Together we can offer an outstanding level of experience to our clients internationally. We offer a unique combination of market, management and M&A experience appreciated by small, medium and large chemical companies alike. Such a footprint and broad level of expertise can also assist private equity funds looking for buy-and-build strategies”.


      The strategic alliance starts with immediate effect and will bring to the clients of both companies a seamless team of the best experts to deliver the optimal service for each individual project.


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