Great companies are not built in the short term, and a long term focus on core strengths is the key to building a successful enterprise


Amid dynamic capital markets and a rapidly-changing regulatory and business environment, Vermilion not only provides tailor-made solutions, but also assists select clients in enhancing their returns. We are not an investment bank or financial advisor, and are free from the conflicts and cross-purposes which may arise at these and similar firms.

Great companies are not built in the short term, and a long term focus on core strengths is the key to building a successful enterprise.

We work hard to build value for each client: Value that is reflected in our track record and team-oriented approach.


Richard Clarke


Richard has diverse experience in finance, technology and telecommunications in Greater China and Asia-Pacific. Focusing on emerging TMT (telecoms, media and technology) projects, pre-IPO structuring and distressed situations, he is also currently co-founder of a FinTech start-up in Hong Kong. He was previously co-founder of a game development studio and game publishing companies in China, and Director of the group’s listed parent. He has previously served as an officer and director of several start-up and development-stage IT and telecoms companies in Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a B.A. (Hon) from the University of British Columbia.

Cherry Lim


Cherry has extensive experience in finance, technology, telecommunications and manufacturing in China and South-East Asia. She was previously CEO of Tsing-Tech Innovations, a Hong Kong based venture and incubation fund. In the 1990s she was with Singtel in Singapore, and after that with Deutsche Telekom Asia and eGlobe in Hong Kong. She has also served on the board of numerous start-ups and investee companies in clean-tech and TMT. She has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida, a MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a PC in Chinese Civil & Commercial Law from Tsinghua University in Beijing

Peter Lai


Peter began in advertising and has worked at senior positions in the world's leading communications groups. Since then he has moved to venture capital and corporate finance. In the past 20 years of entrepreneurship and start-up incubation he has led the development of a series of ground-breaking media ventures, including the first foreign-funded outdoor media network, the first airport LED TV platform and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” in China. Subsequent to this he was named the CEO of GMI (a direct investment  of Far East Holdings) to manage its TMT portfolio, and then was with Guangzhou City TV to oversee its business and corporate development. Peter is a pioneer in branded entertainment with solid ties to leading industry players in the media and entertainment communities both locally and overseas.

Our Clients

While our clients' identities must remain confidential, we will be able to brief you on the general nature of their buisness, the issues they faced,  and the results we were able to achieve for them. 

Ranging from large to small across a number of industries, but focused especially on high technology, media, telecoms, resources, and emerging sectors, we have worked with companies in China, Canada and the United States. 

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