Investment and merchant bank Ion Pacific today announced the appointment of Tony Carango as a Managing Director, as the firm continues to build its capabilities in the region. Tony will be based in Hong Kong.
“Tony’s background allows us to expand our coverage in verticals that are relevant to our focus on cross-border transactions between Asia and the West ,” said Ion Pacific co-founder Michael Joseph. “Tony’s background complements one of our key areas of focus, technology-intensive industries. In addition, to his deep sectoral knowledge, Tony brings extensive experience in transaction structuring and execution in both M&A and financing projects.”
Tony has more than 14 years’ experience in corporate finance in the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Ion Pacific, Tony was a Managing Director at Nomura’s investment banking division, where he served as their head of oil and gas advisory in Asia (ex-Japan) for 5 years. Tony has been based in Hong Kong since 2008, when he moved from New York to help Lehman Brothers expand its natural resources business across Asia.
In his previous roles Tony has advised on numerous cross-border public and private M&A transactions for multinational and state-owned energy companies throughout the region. He has also advised on a variety of capital raisings, including public equity offerings in the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore, and debt offerings throughout the Unites States and Asia.
“Tony brings to Ion Pacific a broad range of relationships across Asia and the US, in the energy, commodity and finance sectors,” said Ion Pacific co-founder Itamar Har-Even. “Ion Pacific provides our clients with a bridge to Asia via cross-border deals, working to integrate businesses from around the world with creative and tailored solutions.”
Ion Pacific launched in 2015 and is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Europe and the U.S. The firm specialises in cross-border deals, bridging the capital and investment flows of both inbound and outbound Asia deals.