China-Focused Market Entry & Strategic Advisory

Providing best-in-class strategic and tactical advisory to US- and European-based companies in China since 2007. Having advised over a 100+ American and European clients with regards to their China activities, Pantek leverages its long local track record and established relationships with key industry players in the Greater China region to provide its clients with unparalleled insight and access to China-based market-entry opportunities, M&A dealflow, strategic capital investment channels and cross-border joint venture opportunities coupled with seasoned local execution capabilities.

About Us

Pantek provides confidential strategic and tactical advisory services to its American and European clients related to China-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 Greater China region.


Local Market Entry & Joint Venture Advisory

Pantek provides its clients with China-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 China operations and structuring and financing of joint venture partnerships.

Buyside and Sellside 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 Greater China region. Pantek provides unique and sophisticated cross-border insights and capabilities to its clients, both sellers and buyers, targeting the Greater China region.

Private Placement Advisory

Pantek provides its clients with full advisory for domestic (local RMB currency) and international (USD currency) fundraising advisory targeting investors based in the Greater China 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.


Pantek’s principals operate in a broad array of market verticals where they have strong operating backgrounds and established networks in the Greater China region including high technology, bio-medtech, consumer packaged goods, high-end industrial goods and alternative energy.


  • Hardware
  • Software / SaaS
  • Advanced Materials & Processing Equipment
  • Web
  • Gaming
  • Social Media
  • Related Technology Services


  • Personal Care & OTC Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics Products & Services
  • Healthcare Services

New Energy

  • Alternative or Technology-Driven Energy Platforms
  • Advanced Materials Development
  • New Energy Generation / Co-Generation Platforms
  • Pollution Remediation Technologies

Food & Beverage

  • Packaged Food Products
  • Commodity Food Products
  • Organic & Health Food Products
  • Packaged Beverage & Health Drinks

The countries or regions where we currently operate and provide advisory assistance to our clients include:


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.


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.


Pandexa International, Inc. - The principals of Pantek Partners founded Pandexa International Inc. in 2014 to provide American and European manufacturers wishing to enter the Chinese market with economical access to high-value sophisticated market entry services, tools and trading capabilities via an online import/export trade platform. More info on Pandexa can be found here: .

Cacao Bahia is a operating unit of Pantek Partners LLC and is engaged in the trading of premium agriculture commodities. Cacao Bahia currently trades premium USDA-certified organic cocoa beans sourced from Brazil and sold in the global markets under the brand name Cacao Bahia TM  .  More info can be found here:

Contact Details

Pantek's US office is located in San Diego in Sorrento Valley, in the heart of Southern California's communications and biotechnology hubs, and home to several of the world's leading companies, universities and laboratories.

U.S. Office:

  • 8880 Rehco Road
    San Diego, CA 92121, USA
  • Phone: 858-605-1607

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