Stratiqa Opens Hong Kong Office

Stratiqa is pleased to announce that we have established a second office in Asia with the opening of an office in Hong Kong.

Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Stratiqa and Censere Group, stated "Hong Kong is a major financial centre in Asia and together with our offices in New York, San Francisco and Singapore is a welcome addition to the Stratiqa network. We look forward to working with clients in North Asia from our new office in Hong Kong. As part of Censere Group, Stratiqa has access to the considerable resources of Censere's dedicated network, currently extending to 16 locations across Asia and the United States, or 20 locations including Stratiqa."

Contact details for our Hong Kong office can be found here.

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Stratiqa wins IP Valuation Award!

Stratiqa has won the AI Intellectual Property Award for "Best IP Consultancy Firm - Asia Pacific & Sustained Excellence in IP Valuations - Asia Pacific". This comes only months after Censere and Stratiqa merged their respective IP practices, and is a testament to the quality work and client focus that Stratiqa has become known for.

"We are proud of the recognition that Stratiqa is receiving and will strive to ensure our work remains of the highest quality"

Brett Shadbolt, CEO Censere Group

"IP Valuation is one of the more difficult asset classes to value and we bring considerable experience and dedication to the task"

Matthew Katzeff, Director North America, Stratiqa

Stratiqa is a member of Censere Group and undertakes complex and contentious valuation assignments for mergers, acquisitions and dispute resolution work in addition to IP Valuation and consulting services.

 


 
 
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Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group [Press Release]

PRESS RELEASE


For immediate release

 

Stratiqa Inc. Merges with Censere Group

With immediate effect, Censere Group and Stratiqa Inc. have merged their respective businesses. The combined group will initially have 18 offices across three continents and will offer an expanded range of services to better serve clients. Brett Shadbolt, CEO of Censere and the combined group, stated "This is a significant development for Censere. Through Stratiqa we now have a dedicated premium service provider which complements Censere's existing valuation and advisory services. It significantly expands our capabilities in North America and we are sure our Asian clients will benefit from the expanded range of services.”

At the same time, Matthew Katzeff has joined Stratiqa Inc. as a Director. Matthew is based in Stratiqa's New York office and oversees Stratiqa's business in North America and beyond. Since beginning his career at the Blackstone Group, Matthew has developed a highly successful career predominantly focused upon Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic advisory, Fairness Opinions and Valuations. In addition, he has significant experience both in the US as well as Asia.  Speaking of the merger, Matthew commented "I am very excited to be part of the expanded group. Many of Stratiqa's clients either have, or are contemplating, acquisitions or expansion in Asia. Censere's existing network of 13 offices across Asia and Oceania is the ideal platform to extend Stratiqa's reach into these markets, while also providing expanded coverage to Censere's clients in the US."

Stratiqa will continue to operate under its own brand as a member of Censere Group and remains focused on delivering complex valuation services such as fairness opinions, expert witness opinions and strategic advisory. Censere will provide local market support to Stratiqa throughout Asia and Oceania and will benefit from Stratiqa's existing presence in New York and San Francisco. Stratiqa has also recently established an office in Singapore and will continue to build this as its first office in Asia for premium valuation services. 

The merger of Censere and Stratiqa comes within 12 months of Censere's entry into the US market. Zaid Sultan, Director - Censere Houston said "The combination of Censere's existing offices in Houston and Washington DC, together with Stratiqa's offices in New York and San Francisco, greatly expands our North American reach. This will undoubtedly benefit clients in the long run."

 

For further information please contact:

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Stratiqa expands into Asia!

We are very pleased to announce our first office outside the United States. Effective immediately Stratiqa has established an office in Singapore to better serve the needs of our US clients in the Far East and our Asian based clients investing into the US.

Contact details for our Singapore office can be found here.

We look forward to working with our clients on both Asia bound and Asia sourced transactions through our Singapore office.

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Middle Market M&A Snapshot - 2014

Middle market companies with over 169 million employees and $16.6 trillion in sales contribute $11.5 trillion to the world GDP. This was indicated in a recent HSBC report, Hidden Impact: The Vital Role of Mid-Market Enterprises.

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Stratiqa opens San Francisco Office!

Stratiqa is pleased to advise that we have opened an office in San Francisco. This extends our reach to the West Coast and beyond; with a number of clients in Asia also engaging with us via SFO.

Contact details for SFO can be found here.

We look forward to working with both new and existing clients in sunny California.

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Chinese Outbound M&A Trends

China’s economic rise has entered into an interesting phase from an historical perspective. While China is still logging 7+% growth a year, many regions in the world economy are growing 1% or less and in some cases, even contracting. As a result China needs to rebalance their economy from an export led growth model to a domestic consumption driven model. At the same time, Chinese companies flushed with cash are looking for value acquisitions in countries currently facing more acute economic challenges. China is well positioned to acquire some interesting assets and companies all over the world to compliment the needs of their domestic economy.

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2012 Outlook for Asia PE Funds

 

Stratiqa talks to Asian Private Equity investors. Investors remain bullish and will commit the same amount of capital or even more. The focus will be local, focusing on home markets and close neighbouring markets.

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