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Advisory Services Maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of your corporation’s international structures involves complex decision-making taking many factors into consideration. OCRA Worldwide will work with your professional advisors to develop and implement any new strategy, leading...

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Trade & Investment Maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of your corporation’s global trade and investment activities involves complex decision-making and insight into global markets and and the world’s double tax treaties. OCRA Worldwide will work with your professional...

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Foreign Market Entry Consider OCRA Worldwide your trusted partner in getting a foreign business venture off the ground. We are able to offer full business support to those clients looking to set up business in the...

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Immigration, Residency & Citizenship Services We provide immigration consulting services across the entire range of employment activities in the Hong Kong, Singapore and Mauritius. Our service draws upon our specific expertise in, and knowledge of, the...

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Payroll Solutions We offer assistance to employers who face the regulatory complications of employing staff in the major centres of trade and commerce. These include China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Australia, and Western Continental Europe. We...

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Virtual Office Services We offer virtual office services from most of our offices, many of which are located in the world’s capital cities. This service provides everything you need to run an office without the costs...

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International Compliance OCRA Worldwide aims to assist businesses to meet the legal requirements imposed on them by the main anti-money laundering legislation. We achieve this through ongoing consultation, comprehensive and innovative training and the regular provision...

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Trademark & IP Services We ensure your trademark is successfully registered - securing your intellectual property from competitors. Trademark refers to a word, a phrase, a design, a symbol, or a slogan that is used to...

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OCRA Worldwide announces strategic merger with Acclime

17th November 2022, Hong Kong - OCRA Worldwide (OCRA), announces today that it has completed the strategic merger with Asia Pacific’s premier corporate services provider Acclime ( This is the latest step in Acclime’s active expansion as the Asia specialist in compliance and corporate services throughout the region.

Established in 1975 and led by Bart Dekker and Dharmesh Naik, OCRA is one of the industry pioneers in the corporate services sector with a full suite of corporate services from company formation, company secretarial support, accounting, and HR services. Over the past 40 years, OCRA has become a truly global business by providing very personalised services to their clients, most of whom are private investors or companies investing abroad.

From its founding base in Europe, OCRA has morphed over the past decade to focus on the faster growing markets of Asia and the Indian Ocean, and currently has teams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mauritius and the Seychelles with around 80 staff. Additionally, OCRA is licensed in Samoa and the UAE to provide incorporation services to clients and referral partners.

"The high quality of the team, the interesting gateway jurisdictions of Mauritius and UAE which are important investment hubs for Africa and India, and the synergy of offering OCRA clients more services and Asian locations for expanding their business were the strategic logic for Acclime's interest in acquiring OCRA," said Martin Crawford, CEO and Co-Founder of Acclime. "We look forward to introducing OCRA’s corporate clients to our regional experts in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam," he added.

The sale of the business was managed by the corporate advisory team of Mazars in London (Paul Joyce & Fred Dearden), acting for the ultimate shareholder of OCRA, and was opened for bids. "Acclime was chosen as the preferred bidder as the team recognised the cultural similarities, with high quality, personalised services at the core," said Bart Dekker, OCRA’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Dharmesh Naik, OCRA's Managing Director, Middle East and Indian Ocean, added, "We are excited and delighted to become an integral part of a large international team with the established resources across Acclime's network, and to execute the transaction in line with OCRA's long term succession plan in the interest of all of our stakeholders."

OCRA will operate as an independent business unit within Acclime, supported by funding, IT and marketing initiatives that will grow the business further. Bart Dekker and Dharmesh Naik will remain running the business post-acquisition.

The transaction is subjected to regulatory approvals in several locations and Acclime is expected to complete the acquisition by the end of 2022.

About OCRA
Established in 1975, OCRA is one of the industry pioneers in the corporate services sector with a full suite of corporate services from company formation, company secretarial support, accounting and HR services. For over 40 years, OCRA has been providing personalised services to its clients, most of whom are private investors or companies investing abroad.

About Acclime
Acclime, the premier corporate services provider in Asia, helps corporate and private clients to advance their businesses and interests in difficult-to-navigate markets in emerging Asia. The company’s vision is to reinvent the corporate services sector with innovative solutions that are seamlessly delivered to the highest global standards.