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.

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.


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 experienced in cross-border transactions.

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.

IP Licensing, Market Entry & 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.


Pantek’s principals operate in specific market verticals where they have strong operating backgrounds and established networks in the APAC region including the following sectors of focus:

Digital Energy

  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Advanced Materials & Processing
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Grid Digitalization
  • Alternative Power Generation


  • EV Platforms
  • EV Batteries
  • EV Drivetrain
  • EV & Hybrid Components


  • Augmented Reality
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Neural Networks
  • Gaming
  • Mobile AdTech


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.

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.

Alan Laracuenta


Alan joined Pantek in 2019 and provides deal support to Pantek’s US-based clients from Pantek’s Puerto Rico office.

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.


Optical E-Commerce 2018

Augmented Reality Software 2018

Cosmeceuticals 2016

Cosmeceuticals 2016

Comm. Equipment 2016

Cosmeceuticals 2015

Pharmaceuticals 2015

Robotic Surgical Services 2015

Cosmeceuticals 2015

Cosmeceuticals 2015

Flexible Batteries 2014

Medical Device 2014

Comm. Equipment 2014

Comm. Equipment 2014

Cosmeceuticals 2014

Cosmeceuticals 2014

Cosmeceuticals 2014

Cosmeceuticals 2014

Cosmeceuticals 2015

Adaptive Optics 2013

Pollution Filtration 2013

Wireless Infrastructure 2013

Li-On Batteries 2012

Athletic Training Technology 2012

Athletic Training Technology 2012

Storage Systems 2012

Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals 2011

OTC Drugs 2011

Software 2011

Li-On Batteries 2011

Online Gaming 2011

Broadcast Systems 2010

Broadcast Systems 2010

Consumer Genomics 2009

IPTV Software

Advanced Materials 2009

Semiconductors 2009

Advanced Materials 2009

Broadcast Systems 2008

Semiconductors 2008

Online Gaming

Medical Devices


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