Short-Term Engagements

Short-Term Engagements

Our retainer-based model is designed for short-term engagements where you can utilize our expertise and resources – from anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks – to achieve your most immediate goals in the market

Investment Consulting Business Development
Serica | China Desk | Data & Architecture
Investment Strategy

Review your approach, assess your product-market fit, and advise you on funding options.

Serica Financial Advisory | Deal Shaping
Transaction Negotiation

Practical support to shape, structure, and close out your investment, acquisition, or divestment.

Serica Financial Advisory | Integration Support
Post-Deal Integration

Operational and communication framework, and tailored training courses to keep your venture on track.

Serica Market Representation | Business Development | Account Management
Account Management

Expertly manage relations with your most important stakeholders.

Serica Financial Advisory | Deal Shaping
Contract Negotiation

Practical support to shape, structure, and close a range of commercial agreements.

Serica Market Representation | Business Development | Event Representation
Event Representation

Promote your brand and core offerings at key conferences, trade shows, and events.

Consultant Rates



Senior Partner 500
Partner 400
Associate Partner 270
Engagement Manager 190
Analyst 125

Serica does not, under any circumstances, work on a commission or sweat equity only basis.

Engagement Steps

  1. Receive an initial consultation for free (billed hourly thereafter) to discuss your needs and goals.
  2. Sign a ‘Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement’ to protect everyone’s interests. For mutual convenience and security, we send the agreement electronically (via Docusign) for e-signature.
  3. Receive profiles of the consultants we will assign to you along with a basic time estimate in a simple digital proposal that you can sign and pay online with ease.
  4. Engagement begins, and fees are deducted from the retainer at the rates stipulated above. If the volume of work is below the original estimate, you will be reimbursed the difference. If it exceeds the expected volume, you will be notified in advance to replenish the retainer.
  5. Upon completion, you can repeat the process or switch to a long-term engagement.


1. What is the minimum amount to retain Serica’s services?
The minimum amount to retain Serica is $15,000.

2. Can you work on a commission-only basis?
No. We do not work on a commission-only basis (or sweat equity) under any circumstances.

3. Does your pricing include expenses?
No. However, the contract we sign states that all expenses must be pre-agreed in advance and that receipts must be provided before any reimbursement can be made.

4. What currencies do you accept?
We accept USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, and CNY.

5. What jurisdictions apply to Serica contracts?
Our default jurisdiction is Singapore due to its advanced legal system and efficient (and cost-effective) dispute resolution. We can accept other well-regarded Common Law jurisdictions such as England and the United States as alternative jurisdictions.

6. Can we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before our consultation?

Yes, as long as it is a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (MNDA) with Singapore, England, or the United States as the jurisdiction and is signed electronically. View Serica’s MNDA by clicking HERE.

7. Why do you exclusively use digital contracts, proposals, and invoices?

The ability to receive, sign and pay electronically provides both of us with enhanced security and greater convenience.

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