Itamar Har-Even Interviewed by CNBC on tech IPO valuation

Itamar Har-Even of Ion Pacific says technology initial public offerings will slow down before coming back again, but valuations will need to be much more reasonable. He also says companies may not get the valuations they want, but will have to be patient. Watch the full interview here.

Itamar Har-Even was mentioned in the news: China VC investment in south-east Asia surges fourfold

China VC investment in south-east Asia surges fourfold – Spending helps fuel $3.4bn total first-half boom for region’s tech start-ups China’s venture capital groups have increased their investment in south-east Asia tech start-ups more than fourfold this year as they eye opportunities in a region that is seeing increasing numbers of consumers come online. The … Continued

Singapore Life receives US$7.3m investment from Ion Pacific

Singapore Life, a technology-focused life insurer, has received a US$7.3 million investment from Hong Kong-based asset manager Ion Pacific. Alongside Ion Pacific, the other participants of this latest funding round were existing shareholders Aflac and Standard Life Aberdeen, Deal Street Asia reported. Read more: Aberdeen Standard invests US$13 million in Singapore Life The transaction gives Ion Pacific exposure … Continued

Itamar Har-Even was recently asked by Bloomberg for his views on Israel’s increasing scrutiny over Chinese mainland deals in its tech sector.

When Silicon Valley started closing its doors to Chinese money, mainland investors began looking to take their cash elsewhere. Israel, whose innovative tech sector inspired the nickname “Startup Nation,” became an alluring destination. The budding relationship had obvious benefits for both sides. With U.S. ties at a low point in the latter years of the Obama presidency, Israel was … Continued

Hong Kong’s Ion Pacific raises $30m Israel tech fund

The firm plans to initiate fund raising for its next structured secondaries fund in the coming months. Hong Kong merchant bank Ion Pacific’s Israeli subsidiary IL Pacific has raised $30 million for its debut structured secondaries fund. The fund is focusing on acquiring secondary positions in technology, venture and growth capital funds, as well as … Continued