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| Yoram Arad
October 30th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Apax in the acquisition of 3M’s electronic monitoring business

Gornitzky represented Apax Partners in the acquisition of 3M’s (NYSE: MMM) electronic monitoring business.

Apax was represented by Partners Chaim Friedland, Elite Elkon, Yoram Arad and Yoni Raff, and by Assaf Harel, Avi Meer, Oded Uni, Sam Berkowitz and Liron Koren. The DD team also included Dan Fisher, Ori Sheinkman (Employment), Tigist Bayleyei Salomon (Real Estate), Daniel Reshef, Daniella Segal and Sharon Reingwirtz.

For more details on the transaction see the following Apax Press Release.

December 4th, 2016

Gornitzky successfully represented “Yes” in a license agreement with Netflix, for the worldwide distribution of the TV series “Fauda”

Gornitzky successfully represented “Yes” in a license agreement with Netflix, for the worldwide distribution of the TV series “Fauda”. According to the agreement, “Fauda” will be branded as a Netflix original series and will be the first Israeli series to receive such a status. The series will be broadcasted in its original languages of production – Hebrew and Arabic.

 

“Yes” was represented by Yoram Arad (partner) and Laliv Amitay

 

April 2nd, 2014

Gornitzky represented Altria Group Inc. in its acquisition of Green Smoke Inc., an electronic cigarette business, for USD 110 million and up to USD 20 million in incentive payments.

Gornitzky represented Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) in its acquisition of Green Smoke Inc., an electronic cigarette business, and its affiliates. Altria, which owns the top U.S. cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, has purchased Green Smoke for USD 110 million and up to USD 20 million in incentive payments.

 

Altria Group Inc. was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate M&A), Yoram Arad (Partner, High-Tech), Ari Fried (Partner, Corporate M&A), Idan Baki (Partner, Finance), Michael Ayalon (Partner, Labor), Dafna Michalevich-Bacharach (High-Tech), Avi Meer (Corporate) and Joanna Yanowsky (Labor).

June 4th, 2013

Gornitzky & Co. represented Starhome BV in their purchase of MACH, which is being divested by Syniverse Technologies LLC.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Starhome BV in their purchase of MACH’s data clearing and NRTRDE business within the European Economic Area, under a corporate divestiture by Syniverse Technologies LLC, as mandated and instructed by the European Commission (antitrust). The acquisition is contingent upon approval of the transaction by the European Commission and other applicable jurisdictions.

 

Starhome is a leading global provider of international roaming solutions and their products are used by more than 200 mobile operators worldwide, including by 20 of the 30 largest operators in the world. MACH is a leading provider of cloud-based managed communication services worldwide.

 

Starhome BV was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Yoram Arad (Partner, Technology/Commercial), Yisrael Spero (Partner, Corporate/M&A/Regulatory), Yehonatan Raff, Avi Meer and Ariel Davis.

April 30th, 2012

Gornitzky represented Kadimastem Ltd. in their successful negotiations with Merck Serono S.A. for the entry into a long-term collaboration between the companies in drug discovery and screening to discover new drugs for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

Gornitzky represented Kadimastem Ltd. in their successful negotiations with Merck Serono S.A. for the entry into a long-term collaboration between the companies in drug discovery and screening to discover new drugs for the treatment of the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis. As part of the joint project between the two companies, Kadimastem's innovative and breakthrough platform, using human stem cells-derived functional tissues, will be applied to test potential new drugs for the treatment of the neurological disease.

 

Kadimastem is an Israeli biotechnology company focused on the industrial development and commercialization of human pluripotent stem cell-based products for the pharmaceutical and/or medical treatment of diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and other indications.

 

Mr. Yoram Arad (Partner) and Mr. Idan Baki (Partner) led the representation.

July 10th, 2017

Gornitzky represents “yes” in the sale of the TV series "The Good Cop" to Netflix.

Gornitzky represented “yes” in format sale agreement with Netflix, for the sale of the rights in the Israeli TV series “The Good Cop”, which includes the right to create a series based on the Israeli series.


According to the agreement, Netflix has the right to create a Netflix original series based on the Israeli series. For further reading click here.


“yes” was represented by Yoram Arad (Partner) and Laliv Amitay (Associate).

July 6th, 2016

Yoram was quoted in The Times of Israel Article “Israel walks tightrope in clash with Facebook, Google”:

August 6th, 2013

Gornitzky represented TRAX Technology Solutions Pte Ltd. in finalizing a USD 6.6 million A-round financing agreement with one of Singapore's largest private equity funds.

Gornitzky represented TRAX Technology Solutions Pte Ltd. in finalizing a USD 6.6 million A-round financing agreement with one of Singapore's largest private equity funds. The terms of the agreement include the immediate cash infusion of USD 6.6 million, with an option for an additional USD 14 million (approximately) available over the next 18 months.

 

TRAX Technology Solutions Pte Ltd. is a leading provider of in-store auditing and shelf monitoring solutions for the fast moving consumer goods industry (FMCG).

 

TRAX was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Yoram Arad (Partner) and Yehonatan Raff.

 

October 19th, 2012

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital in their USD 80.3 million purchase of Starhome BV, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), as well as in the financing of the transaction.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital,  in their USD 80.3 million purchase of Starhome BV, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), as well as in the financing of the transaction.

 

In addition to legal representation of the private equity fund in the purchase and financing of the transaction, Gornitzky & Co. also negotiated a complex transitional services agreement, which provides Starhome with continued support services from Comverse.

 

Starhome is a leading provider of international roaming solutions and their products are used by more than 200 mobile operators worldwide, including by 20 of the 30 largest operators in the world. Fortissimo Capital is a group of private equity funds managing half a billion dollars.

 

Fortissimo was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Benjamin Waltuch (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Yoram Arad (Partner, Technology/Commercial), Idan Baki (Partner, Banking/Finance), Avner Finkelshtein (Antitrust), Yehonatan Raff  and Ariel Davis.