Investor in London, United Kingdom
With twenty-years of investment and operating experience, O.D. Kobo is a Partner of Israel Infrastructure Partners (IIP).
Prior to establishing Israel Infrastructure Partners (IIP), Mr. Kobo co-founded PIR Equities in 2008, a private equity firm focused on opportunistic value-based investing, with $950 million of equity capital under management. During his tenure, PIR Equities raised $1.4 billion across three funds (the most recent December 2018, $312 million), and deployed fund-level equity across 21 portfolio companies from 2008-2018. With a varied portfolio consisting of energy and infrastructure assets, property, and securities. In addition, Mr. Kobo was responsible for forming partnerships with some of the world’s most sophisticated business leaders including, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (the former Prime Minister of Qatar), the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and Roman Abramovich, amongst others.
Mr. Kobo was also an executive director at UK property conglomerate Camden Market Holdings and led its sale in 2014 of $680 million.
Prior to PIR Equities, Mr. Kobo was an accomplished Internet entrepreneur and businessman with over $250 million in technology-related exists. He has developed, operated and sold companies to Lenovo, American Movil, and Verisign. An avid technology investor, Mr. Kobo sits on the board of 20+ companies in Israel alongside investment partners such as Gee Roberson (former Chairman of Geffen Records), Roman Abramovich (Millhouse), and EWF Capital (led by former CEO of NetJets).
With broad experience working in private equity, value creation and fund strategies, Mr. Kobo maintains a significant network of relationships spanning two decades, across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mr. Kobo studied Global Management at Regents Business School and Finance at the London School of Economics.