Michael Roch

Alliances · Joint Ventures · Partnerships

Alliances, joint ventures and partnerships form a key component of any successful, entrepreneurial business model. I help achieve both short-term performance and long-term value in line with the many interests of numerous partner-stakeholders.

The journey so far...



As an advisor and entrepreneur, I maintain a portfolio of roles today. First, I continue my quest to make alliances, joint ventures and partnerships successful.

I really enjoy working with senior management teams operating in the “intangible” industries, including technology, energy, fund management and professional, financial and business services.

Second, I am the Consultancy Advisor to SkillsScorecard, a software company for performance management. I also work with my former consulting firm, KermaPartners, for certain clients.



As a consultant, I co-founded KermaPartners in 2006, a boutique consultancy which became preeminent advising professional services businesses on strategy, organisational design and performance management.

London-based, I worked with senior management teams designing and transforming alliances, joint ventures and partnerships in the UK, Continental Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More than a dozen clients are market leaders in their fields. I was CEO for 7 years until I entrusted the firm to my partners at the end of 2015.



My career started as an accountant and consultant in the United States, Germany and Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. I qualified as a certified public accountant with KPMG in the US.

After retaining as a US corporate finance lawyer, I worked with management teams on the formation, operation and workouts of business partnerships, real estate partnerships, technology financings and general international joint ventures and strategic alliances. My last station as a lawyer was with Norton Rose Fulbright in London after time in the US and Germany.



In academia, I taught international joint ventures at the University of Cologne‘s graduate program. I also taught accounting and international M&A at the University of Denver executive MBA and law faculties, plus international finance at GEA College in Slovenia.

Whilst I grew up in Germany, I hold a Master of Accountancy and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.

If the answer was easy, you’d already have done it. You can rely on a way of working that is…

  • Incisive.

    Perfect balance of analysis and argument to gauge opportunity and competitive challenge.

  • Value-focussed.

    Working together for short-term performance and long-term value-add.

  • Respectful.

    Outcomes that work in your culture and for your organisation’s ethos.

I help senior leaders make the most out of their alliances, joint ventures and partnerships.

What clients say...

Michael and his team overhauled how we look at performance management and remuneration in our partnership.  He really helped us move the needle on this major issue for us.

CEO, ‘Silver Circle’ Law Partnership, London UK

Working with Michael, you never get the impression that you are just one of many clients – you are unique.

Managing Partner, Dubai office Pan-African Professional Services Alliance

Michael helped us design a financing joint venture with a US institutional investor. The deal was complex for regulatory reasons; Michael's creativity and tenacity made it work for us.

Managing Director, Structured Finance, European Bank, Munich Germany

Michael was referred to us by another client.  He helped us clarify our strategy of where we should grow next and helped us avoid a costly mistake of entering a market where we had no business playing.

UK CEO, Australian Real Estate Fund, London UK

Michael always took us by the hand when we tried to understand a new business in which we were considering investing.

Managing Director, Private Equity Fund, Frankfurt, Germany

Please get in touch

Michael Roch
MHPR Advisory Services
UK: +44 20 8133 6849
CH: +41 76 573 9004

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