An old Buddhist story has been an inspiration behind our name

An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt.


The Philosophy

An old Buddhist story has been an inspiration behind our name; An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.The master then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake nearby. Once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.At this, the master took the young man’s hands, offering, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same.Learn More


Strategy is the translation of knowledge, to practical, the improvement of the original leading thought. We pursue incisive business strategies based on real insights.Learn More


Consulting is no longer number crunching and established models anymore. The Last man standing is the one who challenges convention with conviction.Learn More


Growth is the germ of happiness. We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome. The engine towards progress is growth, for Businesses this can be Financial.Learn More

The Partners

RCS ADVISORS INDIAMergers & Acquisitions
RCS Advisors is a leading strategy and investment advisory firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client.
We are the knowledge partner for business entities that are driven by growth. Our seasoned industry professionals work closely with you.
KPRD INTERNATIONALWorldwide Tax & Regulatory Compliance
KPRD is one of the fastest growing Assurance, Tax & Transaction Advisory Groups. KPRD Corporate Advisors


“Our JV with KAMAN benefitted immensely with strategic insights by Gautam and his team into international divestment of our Advanced Composite business.”
Shekhar Sardesai , Founder & Managing Director KINECO GROUP
“PRF’s inception, India Entry Investment by FONOROCHE Energie, Regulatory control protection plus on time delivery of consulting services has been the hallmark of our relationship with Gautam and his team.”
Pramod Raju, Founder & Managing Director PR FONOROCHE
“Global reach and hands on approach of Gautam and the whole Saltwater boys makes our strategic steps much more safer.”
Rajesh Arab, Founder & CEO DOODLE WORLD
“New business adoption as well as quick development was made easy by Gautam and his team.”
Tim Dhillon, Chairman & Managing Director AVEOS TRADING FZC
“A personalised approach to systemic problems makes us want to treat Gautam Verlekar and his team as partners rather than consultants.”
Luca Attanasio, Co-Founder AMORE INTERNATIONAL
“Innovative thinking and creative leadership plus a down to earth personal relationship management gives SaltWater the edge over all other SME advisory groups we have dealt with.”
Subodh Priolkar, Managing Director & Ceo COLOURCON ASIA
“Our International Financing was handled with finesse and focussed delivery by SaltWater International Directors”
Arjun Gadre, Managing Director & Ceo – GADRE MARINE ASIA
“Strategic divestment at the right time was initiated and pursued with a clear focus and integrity by Gautam personally working with us right until the end”
Dr. Francis J Pinto, Chairman AVIGNA PHARMA LTD.