APAC-Focused M&A and Strategic Advisory

Providing best-in-class strategic and tactical advisory to US- and European-based companies in Asia-Pacific region (APAC) since 2007. Having advised over a 150+ American and European clients with regards to their APAC activities, Pantek leverages its long local track record and established relationships with key industry players in the APAC region to provide its clients with unparalleled insight and access to APAC-based market-entry opportunities, M&A dealflow, strategic capital investment channels and cross-border joint venture opportunities coupled with seasoned local execution capabilities.

“Pantek" in Chinese 磐德 pronounced [Pan De] means strength [Pan] and integrity [De]

About Us

Pantek provides confidential strategic and tactical advisory services to its American and European clients related to APAC-targeted market entry, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border joint venture structuring and financing and related activities. The Pantek team is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in Wall St. and APAC investment banking, international venture capital and private equity, APAC-focused management consulting, hedge fund management, and line operating roles within the technology, healthcare, media and energy sectors with specific focus on the APAC markets. Pantek’s management and deal support teams are all multi-lingual and possess significant cross-cultural business experience in the US, Europe and the APAC region.


Local Market Entry, Licensing, & JV Advisory

Pantek provides its clients with APAC-focused strategic and tactical advisory related to identifying and qualifying strategic partnership targets, conducting required business development to facilitate discussions with the appropriate targets and key personnel within those targets, while also providing advisory related to establishing local APAC operations and structuring and financing of joint venture partnerships.

M&A Advisory

Pantek provides its clients with a full array of merger & acquisitions advisory services with specific emphasis on market-entry acquisitions of targets based in the APAC region. Pantek provides unique and sophisticated cross-border insights and capabilities to its clients, both sellers and buyers, targeting the APAC region.

Private Placement Advisory

Pantek provides its clients with full advisory for domestic (local currency) and international (USD currency) fundraising advisory targeting investors based in the APAC region. Pantek possesses a unique network of institutional, strategic and high-net worth investors who are active industry participants in technology, media, healthcare and energy and experience in cross-border transactions.

Regulatory Advisory

Pantek provides its clients who wish to sell medical devices, IVDs, drugs, and other healthcare products in APAC a full array of services. Pantek offers regulatory consulting, regulatory strategy, product registration, regulatory compliance, local marketing holder, local agent representation, and clinical operations.


Pantek’s principals operate in a broad array of market verticals where they have strong operating backgrounds and established networks in the APAC region including technology, bio-medical, and consumer retail & packaged goods.


  • AR / VR / AI
  • Gaming
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductors
  • Advanced Materials
  • Computer vision technologies


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics Products & Services

Consumer Retail & Packaged Goods

  • Branded Consumer Products
  • Organic & Specialty Health Food
  • Beverages & Health Drinks
  • Fast Fashion Brands
  • Baby / Maternity


Jack Bell

Jack Bell

Managing Director

Jack founded Pantek and leads the firm's cross-border presence in the US and China. Prior to founding Pantek, Jack was Vice President of Marketing with Symwave, a fabless analog/mixed-signal semiconductor company providing integrated circuit solutions to the consumer and digital media markets with operations in China, Taiwan and the US. Jack joined Symwave in 2004 as the first US employee and was instrumental in the early development and implementation of the company's venture financing and cross-border sales and marketing strategies. The company raised over $40M in venture capital, grew to over 70 employees and shipped multiple high-performance analog IC product lines to the leading Greater Chinese and US consumer electronic and computer manufacturers before its sale to SMSC Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSC) in 2010.

Previous to Symwave, Mr. Bell was an Associate with Mission Ventures, a $500M early- and mid-stage venture capital fund where he managed direct equity investments and provided marketing and business development support to Mission's semiconductor, hardware systems and related software and services portfolio companies.

Prior to Mission Ventures, Jack was an Equity Analyst with UBS PaineWebber in New York with UBS' Telecommunications Equipment Group, providing equity coverage and M&A advisory to public and private companies in the telecommunications systems, sub-systems and related semiconductor markets.

Jack began his career as an Analyst with the Global Partner Ventures, a $100M Moscow, Russia-based private equity fund investing in recently privatized telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and media companies in the former Soviet bloc countries where Jack advised companies leading up to, during and after the Russian financial collapse of 1998. Jack graduated with honors from Colgate University and is conversant in Russian, Portuguese and beginning Mandarin Chinese.

Galen Berkowitz

Galen Berkowitz


Galen joined Pantek in 2013 and provides deal support to Pantek’s US and European clients and is based in Pantek’s San Diego offices. Galen has been involved with China since 2007 when he moved to Shanghai without speaking a word of Chinese nor knowing anyone in the country. Galen ended up living in China of over 3 years and becoming proficient in Chinese. Galen worked in the private sector in China helping U.S. and European companies invest in the country. Galen also held positions with the U.S. Department of Commerce working on U.S.- China trade development and investment policy. Galen holds a master’s degree in International Management from the University of California San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alan Laracuenta


Alan joined Pantek in 2019 and provides deal support to Pantek’s US-based clients from Pantek’s Puerto Rico office. Born in Puerto Rico, Alan has experience in Marketing and Finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Advisory Board

Pantek Partner's Advisory Board consists of over 50 leading industry CEOs, Board Members, senior operating executives and senior level industry consultants who act as strategic advisors to Pantek Partners and provide the firm and the firm's clients with additional reach and access across all our focus industry segments. Pantek's Advisors are based in the U.S., Greater China, Central and South America, and Western and Eastern Europe.


Our Business Model

Because of the highly specialized nature of the services we provide to our clients and the costs associated with managing and executing an efficient and success-oriented cross-border platform model, we typically engage with clients on a monthly retainer basis coupled with back-end success-based milestone fees. For activities that require a registered broker-dealer, Pantek has a partnership with a registered broker-dealer and can provide broker-dealer clearance for its clients as needed via this partnership.


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Contact Details

H.Q. Office

  • 154 Rafael Cordero Street, Gonzalez Padin Building Suite 506
    San Juan, PR 00901, USA
  • Phone: 858-605-1607

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