Fund focus: Ion Pacific goes institutional

Pitching a niche VC capital secondaries strategy with a meaningful focus on Asia isn’t easy, but Ion Pacific raised nearly 4x more than last time with large family offices well-represented in the LP base Four in every five investments made by Ion Pacific under its VC secondaries strategy are structured transactions. Preferred equity is a […]

HK’s Ion Pacific closes second structured secondaries fund at $133.6m

Hong Kong-based Ion Pacific has closed its second structured secondaries fund at $133.6 million, said the firm in an interview with DealStreetAsia. The firm had announced the $40 million first close of the fund — Ion Pacific Stonecutter II — in February last year. Michael Joseph, co-CEO and managing partner at Ion Pacific, said most […]

Ion Pacific Completes $8.7 Million Secondary Investment in Singlife

• Deal gives Ion Pacific additional exposure to Singlife, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile savings and protection company• Investment is completed right after Singlife’s S$3.2 billion merger with Aviva Singapore, the largest insurance deal in Singapore to date HONG KONG – Ion Pacific, the investment manager focused on providing creative capital solutions to the innovation ecosystem, […]

The Global Private Equity Web Meeting (April 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2020)

Ion Pacific Co-CEO Michael Joseph will be speaking at The Global Private Equity Web Meeting being held online April 27-29, 2020.  Listen in as Michael and other leading private capital managers, family offices and institutional investors get together for a virtual conference to discuss the latest in venture capital and private equity. Join us here

Itamar Har-Even on CNBC: Econ Downturn Will Hit Ride-Sharing Firms

Ride-sharing is one of ‘hardest hit’ sectors amid virus crisis, says investor “Whether or not people can muster the political support to save some of these companies which have never been profitable … will be kind of a tough sell on a governmental level,” says Itamar Har-Even, Ion Pacific’s co-founder and co-CEO on the challenges […]