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April 10th, 2018

Gornitzky represented Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: br), in its acquisition of ActivePath.

Gornitzky represented Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: br), a global Fintech leader, in its acquisition of ActivePath, an Israeli-based digital technology company. This was Broadridge’s first acquisition in Israel.
Broadridge was represented by Partners Chaim Friedland and Yoni Raff, together with Associates Laliv Amitay and Ori Sheinkman.
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December 31st, 2017

Gornitzky represents Priority Software in its acquisition of Acclivity LLC.

Gornitzky represented Priority Software in its acquisition of Acclivity LLC, a U.S. based ERP software developer for small and mid-size companies worldwide, and its affiliated LLCs.

Priority is a portfolio company of Fortissimo Capital, a prominent Israeli private equity fund and this is its fourth acquisition in recent months represented by our firm.

Priority was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Sagit Amit Evan (Senior Associate), Nir Knoll (Associate).

September 19th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Delek Group in the sale of the Phoenix shares.

Gornitzky represented Delek Group Ltd. in a transaction for the sale of 4.9% of the share capital of the Phoenix Holdings Ltd., and for the grant of an option to the buyer to acquire the remaining shares held by Delek Group (totaling 52.25%) and thus control of the company. The aggregate consideration payable upon the sale of 4.9% and the exercise of the option equals approximately NIS 2.5 billion. The Phoenix Holdings holds the Phoenix Insurance Company, one of Israel's largest insurance companies, and Excellence, one of Israel's largest investment houses.

 

Delek Group was represented by Pinhas Rubin (Head of the Firm), Elite Elkon (Partner), Ori Yitzhak (Partner), together with Avi Meer and Alon Peled (Associates).

July 30th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Priority in its acquisition of Monitin Information Systems' ERP operations.

Gornitzky represented Priority Software in its acquisition of the entire ERP operations of Monitin Information Systems, a long-standing ERP developer and implementor for numerous Israeli corporations.

 

Priority is a portfolio company of Fortissimo Capital, a prominent Israeli private equity fund and this is its third acquisition in recent months represented by our firm.

 

We congratulate Priority on its continued expansion in Israel and abroad.

 

Priority was represented by Sagit Amit Evan (Senior Associate), Eitan Mor (Associate), Daniel Reshef (Associate) and Ori Sheinkman (Associate).

April 5th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Mobile operator Golan Telecom, which was acquired by Electra Consumer Products (ECP) for NIS 350 million.

Upon receiving all necessary regulatory approvals, the acquisition of Golan Telecom by ECP for NIS 350 million has been completed. The deal was signed at the start of January 2017, and upon completion of ECP's due diligence and receipt of all regulatory approvals, the deal was consummated with ECP acquiring control of Golan Telecom.


Golan Telecom and its shareholders were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate), Lior Porat (Partner, Telecoms), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust), together with Avi Meer, Asaf Avtuvi and Noa Schweitzer.

 

February 26th, 2017

Gornitzky represents 'Dan Group' in a complex purchase transaction to sell "Lahav Warehouse" retail, a supermarket chain held by Dan Group, to 'Freshmarket' Ltd.', for an amount exceeding NIS 90 million

Gornitzky represents 'Dan Group' in a complex purchase transaction to sell "Lahav Warehouse" retail, a supermarket chain held by Dan Group, to 'Freshmarket' Ltd.', for an amount exceeding NIS 90 million. As part of the transaction, our legal team dealt with various legal aspects regarding M&A, Antitrust, Corporate, etc. Moreover, as part of the transaction's condition precedents, the parties were obligated to receive the Israeli Antitrust Commissioner's approval for the acquisition, as well as to receive the consent of the lessors of the properties on which Lahav Warehouse supermarkets operated, in order to assign the relevant leases to Freshmarket Ltd.

 

Dan Group was represented by Kfir Yadgar (partner), Yiftah Farber (partner) and Maya Dvir.

December 19th, 2016

Gornitzky represents Sabon Shel Pa’am and its Shareholders in the Sale by its shareholders of approximately 70% of the shareholding of Sabon to Yves Rocher Group

Gornitzky represented Sabon Shel Pa’am (“Sabon”) and its Shareholders in the sale by its shareholders of approximately 70% of the shareholding of Sabon to Yves Rocher Group. Sabon is a leading producer and retailer of cosmetic, body care, home style and ambience products sold in concept stores around the world. Yves Rocher is a worldwide cosmetics and beauty brand, based in La Gacilly, France. Yves Rocher is present in 88 countries on five continents

As part of the transaction, the selling shareholders will continue to hold a significant position in the global company and shall take an active role in the management of the company for the next several years, after which they shall have an exit right. In addition to negotiating the sale agreement, we were required to negotiate a shareholders agreement between Yves Rocher and the selling shareholders for the relationship between the parties and the management of the companies.

For further reading in the Marker (Hebrew)

Sabon Shel Pa’am (“Sabon”) and its Shareholders is represented by Chaim Friedland (partner), Yehonatan Raff, Yoav Meer, Sam Berkowitz, Danielle Skald (tax) and Bar Sarafian (labour)

August 30th, 2016

Gornitzky represents SeaSpine in an agreement to acquire the assets of NTL Spine, an expandable interbody platform technologies company. In the acquisition, most of NTL Spine’s assets will be transferred to SeaSpine

Gornitzky together with DLA Piper represented SeaSpine in an agreement to acquire the assets of NTL Spine, an expandable interbody platform technologies company.

In the acquisition, most of NTL Spine’s assets will be transferred to SeaSpine. NLT Spine will receive an initial payment of USD 1 million and further payments in stock conditional upon meeting milestones, and altogether, stands to receive USD 5 million in milestone payments and up to USD 43 million in royalties. NTL Spine was founded by Dr. Tzony Siegal in 2006. It is a graduate of the Incentive incubator in Ariel, and among its later investors are Accelmed and Peregrine Ventures. NLT president and CEO Didier Toubia said that the company sees SeaSpine as the ideal partner to lead NTL’s innovative solutions in the market.

 

See full story in Globes

 

SeaSpine was represented by Chaim Friedland (partner). Yoni Raff, Avi Meer and Daniel Skald

August 17th, 2016

Gornitzky represents the American car manufacturing Ford in in a multi-million dollar acquisition of SAIPS, an Israeli computer vision and machine learning company. 

Gornitzky represented the American car manufacturing Ford in connection with the acquisition of SAIPS, an Israeli computer vision and machine learning company. Ford announced the acquisition as part of its pledge to develop a commercial fully autonomous vehicle fleet by 2021.

 

See full story in Globes

 

Ford was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner) Daniel Paserman (Partner, Tax), Yehonatan Raff, Aviad Rabinowitz, Danielle Skald (Tax) and Bar Sarafian.

April 11th, 2016

Gornitzky & Co. is representing AHAVA shareholders in connection with the sale of 100% of AHAVA's shares to Fosun Group for an aggregate price of NIS 290 million

Gornitzky represented the shareholders of AHAVA - Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd., a manufacturer of cosmetic products composed of mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea. Its products are sold in over 25 different countries. Gornitzky advised the shareholders in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares to the large Chinese investment conglomerate, Fosun Group, for an aggregate price of NIS 290 million. Within the framework of the agreement, Fosun will purchase the share capital of all of AHAVA’s shareholders, Gaon Holdings, the Livnat family, Shamrock Israel Growth Fund, Kibbutz Mitzpeh Shalem and Kibbutz Kalia.

 

See related article in Globes, one of Israel’s leading financial daily newspapers.

 

The shareholders were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Yoav Meer  (Corporate), Nir Knoll (Corporate), Danielle Skald (Tax), Bar Sarafian (Employment)

March 16th, 2016

Gornitzky represented Osem in a motion to deny an urgent petition by one of Osem's shareholders to grant temporary relief, for the purpose of postponing the general meeting of Osem's shareholders

Gornitzky & Co. represented Osem Investments Ltd. (TASE: OSEM, a part of the Nestle group)  in a motion to deny an urgent petition by one of Osem's shareholders to grant temporary relief, for the purpose of postponing the date on which the general meeting of Osem's shareholders is scheduled to take place (March 17th, 2016). The meeting's agenda will include the approval of the reverse triangular merger between Osem and Nestle, in which Nestle is expected to purchase public holdings in Osem, which in turn will become a private company under Nestle's full ownership.

 

Osem Investments Ltd. was represented by Adv. Noam Ronen (Partner) and Adv. Tom Alkalay

February 25th, 2016

Gornitzky represents IHI, owner of the Hilton Tel Aviv hotel, in their Merger Notification and Request for an Exemption to a Restrictive Agreement filed with the Israeli Antitrust Authority.

Gornitzky represented IHI, owner of the Hilton Tel Aviv hotel, in their Merger Notification and Request for an Exemption to a Restrictive Agreement filed with the Israeli Antitrust Authority. The filing had to do with the renewal of an agreement that will allow IHI and Hilton's continuous management of the prestigious Hilton hotel, in the coming 20 years.

 

See the decision of the Antitrust Authority


The antitrust representation was led by Adv. Avner Finkelstein (partner) and Adv. Noga Blickstein Shchory.

February 4th, 2016

Gornitzky represented Osem Investments Ltd., in a substantial “Reverse Triangular Merger” pursuant to which Nestle shall acquire all Osem’s "floating shares” in cash (representing a valuation of NIS 9.13 Billion)

Gornitzky represented Osem Investments Ltd. (“Osem”), one of the leading companies in the food industry is Israel, in a substantial “Reverse Triangular Merger” pursuant to which Nestle S.A. ("Nestle"), the controlling shareholder of Osem, shall acquire all Osem’s "floating shares" (held by the public) in a cash consideration representing a valuation of NIS 9.13 Billion for Osem. Subject to the completion of the merger transaction, Osem will be delisted from TASE and become a private company wholly owned by Nestle.


See full story (Hebrew)


Osem was represented by Lior Porat (Partner), Yair Shiloni (Partner) and Uri Heller (Associate). 

December 6th, 2015

Gornitzky represents Fattal Group in the sale and lease back of a portfolio of 18 hotels in Germany, valued at EUR 400 million

Gornitzky successfully represented Fattal Group in a sale and lease back transaction, of a portfolio of 18 hotels located in 12 cities in Germany, valued at EUR 400 million. The purchaser and lessor is Pandox Hotels, a leading Swedish hotel owner listed on the Stockholm Exchange.

Concurrent to the sale Fattal Group has signed a long term lease agreement with regards to the hotels that were sold.

 

See full story

 

The Fattal Group wase represented by Jack Smith (partner), Ori Yitzhak (Partner) and Samuel Berkowitz

November 11th, 2015

Gornitzky represented the underwriters, led by Piper Jaffray, in Vascular Biogenics Ltd.’s (operating as VBL Therapeutics) USD 15 million offering of shares and warrants on the NASDAQ Global Market. VBL Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer.

Gornitzky represented the underwriters, led by Piper Jaffray, in Vascular Biogenics Ltd.’s (operating as VBL Therapeutics) USD 15 million offering of shares and warrants on the NASDAQ Global Market. VBL Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer.

 

Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as sole bookrunner for the offering. JMP Securities acted as lead manager and Roth Capital Partners and LifeSci Capital acted as co-managers.

 

The underwriters were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Ari Fried (Partner) and Yoav Meer.

 

September 16th, 2015

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Fishman Thermo Technologies LTD. Fishman is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cooling system products for the automotive industry.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Fishman Thermo Technologies LTD from Tene for Investment F.E., Limited Partnership, Origo 1 Manof Fund, Limited Partnership, Origo 2 Manof Fund, Limited Partnership & Ilanit Cohen. Fishman is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cooling system products for the automotive industry.

Fortissimo Capital Fund was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust), Yehonatan RafAvi Meer, Nir Knoll and Noa Schweitzer

July 6th, 2015

Gornitzky represented Fattal Hotels Ltd. in the purchase of 63% of the partnership interests in Fattal Hotels Fund L.P. 

Gornitzky represented Fattal Hotels Ltd. in the purchase of 63% of the partnership interests in Fattal Hotels Fund L.P. Fattal Hotels Fund currently holds 18 hotels across Europe, including Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. The transaction reflects an aggregate value of €200 million to the portfolio. 

 

Fattal Hotels Ltd. were represented by Jack Smith (Partner), Kfir Yadgar (Partner), Ori Yitzhak and Samuel Berkowitz.

June 24th, 2015

Gornitzky is representing Delek Group Ltd. in the sale of their controlling stake in Phoenix Holdings Ltd. to an affiliate of Fosun International Limited, the largest privately-owned conglomerate in Mainland China.

Gornitzky is representing Delek Group Ltd. in the sale of their controlling stake in Phoenix Holdings Ltd., which holds one of Israel's leading insurance companies (The Phoenix) and one of Israel’s largest investment houses (Excellence), to an affiliate of Fosun International Limited, the largest privately-owned conglomerate in Mainland China. This is the first time that a Chinese-owned company is purchasing a highly regulated financial institution in Israel. 

 

Delek Group is represented by Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Elite Elkon May-Tal (Partner), Ori Yitzhak, Avi Meer and Ady Abrams.

April 1st, 2015

Gornitzky represented National Petroleum Ltd. in the sale of its shares in West Indies Oil Company Ltd. to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Gornitzky represented National Petroleum Ltd., a Bermuda company, in the sale of its shares in West Indies Oil Company Ltd., an Antiguan energy company and a regional leader, to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

National Petroleum Ltd. was represented by Moriel Matalon (Managing Partner) and Yoav Meer.

February 2nd, 2015

Gornitzky represented Fortissimo in its acquisition of a group of companies, including Enercon Ariel Ltd.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of a group of companies, including Enercon Ariel Ltd. The companies develop, produce and market power supply and UPS systems, which are used by leading manufacturers of aviation, aerospace, naval and ground military/defense equipment, as well as for civilian use. The purchase amount is undisclosed.

 

Enercon Ariel Ltd. is a leading designer/manufacturer of custom power supplies for the aerospace and defense industries.

 

Fortissimo Capital Fund was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Timor Belan (Partner), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust), Michael Ayalon (Partner, Labor Law), Idan Baki (Partner, Finance), Shira Porat (Finance), Lior Grinblat, and Ariel Davis.   

December 29th, 2014

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd. in a USD 5 million investment in Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd.

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd. in a USD 5 million investment in Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd.

 

Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd. is a developer of innovative solutions to improve the outcome of bypass surgery and patients’ quality of life. 

 

Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and Fortune China Ltd. were represented by Timor Belan (Partner) and Assaf Harel.

November 9th, 2014

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd. in a USD 12 million investment in CNoga Medical Ltd.

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd., in a USD 12 million investment in CNoga Medical Ltd.

 

Cnoga Medical Ltd. is a developer of home medical screening devices using non-invasive monitoring technology.

 

Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and Fortune China Ltd. were represented by Timor Belan (Partner) and Ariel Davis.

August 31st, 2014

Gornitzky represented 3D Systems Inc. in the USD 120 million cash acquisition of Simbionix.

Gornitzky represented 3D Systems Inc. in the USD 120 million cash acquisition of Simbionix USA Corp., a developer of 3D virtual reality simulation systems for training doctors to conduct complex surgical and treatment procedures.

 

3D Systems Inc. (NYSE: DDD) was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Daniel Paserman (Partner, Tax), Avi Meer and Danielle Skald.

April 1st, 2014

Gornitzky represented Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd. in a change of shareholders composition in Reshet-Noga Ltd., the Israeli Channel 2 concessioner. 

Gornitzky represented Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd. in a change of shareholders composition in Reshet-Noga Ltd., the Israeli Channel 2 concessioner, and the entrance of a new major shareholder – Endemol Group.

 

Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd. was represented by Lior Porat (Partner), Avner Finkelstein (Partner, Antitrust) and Yoav Meer.

January 16th, 2014

Gornitzky represented Shilav Group Ltd. in the sale of all of its shares in Tiny Love Ltd. and affiliated companies.

Gornitzky represented Shilav Group Ltd. in the sale of all of its shares in Tiny Love Ltd. and its U.S. and Chinese affiliates to Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII/B), a Canadian corporation based in Quebec. Dorel Industries designs and manufactures for three areas: juvenile, home furnishings and recreational/leisure. The purchase price was not disclosed.

 

Tiny Love Ltd. is in the business of designing, developing and supplying retailers and distributors with activity gyms, mobiles, baby gear, baby toys and on-the-go baby toys.

 

Shilav Group Ltd. was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Timor Belan (Partner), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust) and Yoav Meer.

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.

 

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 28th, 2013

Gornitzky represented Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International Ltd., in their acquisition of Alma Lasers Ltd. for approximately USD 240 million.

Gornitzky represented Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International Ltd. (HK: 656), in all legal aspects of their approximately USD 240 million acquisition of a 95.6% stake in Alma Lasers Ltd., a manufacturer of lasers used in cosmetic surgery. Alma Lasers was purchased by Fosun International's subsidiaries, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals (Group) Co. Ltd. and Chindex Medical Ltd., and its private equity fund, Pramerica-Fosun China Opportunity Fund.

 

Fosun International is the largest private-owned (non-governmental) conglomerate in Mainland China. This is Fosun International's first acquisition since its public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its first ever investment outside of China.

 

Fosun International Ltd. was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate), Gil Grady (Partner, Tax), Dubi Gross (Partner, Corporate), Avner Finkelshtein (Antitrust), Gilad Lubinsky (Litigation), Michael Ayalon (Labor), Mirit Ber-Hoffman, Yehonatan Raff, Joanna Yanowsky and Yoav Meer.

February 27th, 2013

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fattal Group in their NIS 1.5 billion purchase of 20 hotels in Germany - one of the largest hotels deals in Europe in recent years.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fattal Group in their NIS 1.5 billion purchase of 20 hotels in Germany - one of the largest hotels deals in Europe in recent years.

 

Fattal Group, together with a consortium of international investors, signed an agreement to acquire from Goldman Sachs the entire share capital of the Queens Moat Houses (Germany) Holding GmbH, which maintains a portfolio of the 20 hotels.

 

Fattal Group was represented by Mr. Jack Smith (Partner), Mr. Dubi Gross (partner), Ms. Shiri Shani (Partner) and Mr. Yisrael Spero (Partner).

December 11th, 2012

Gornitzky & Co. represented Mr. Avi Gross in a USD 2 million non-brokered private placement in Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. 

Gornitzky & Co. represented Mr. Avi Gross in a USD 2 million non-brokered private placement in Elbit Vision Systems Ltd.

 

As part of the private placement, Gross will initially be allotted 5.3 million shares in exchange for USD 500,000 and will also extend the company a USD 300,000 loan. Furthermore, Gross will also receive two warrants - the first warrant exercisable for up to USD 200,000 of ordinary shares and the second for up to USD 1,000,000 of ordinary shares.

 

Mr. Gross was represented by Mr. Timor Belan (Partner) and Mr. Ariel Davis.

 

November 29th, 2012

Gornitzky & Co. acted as Israeli counsel to Geni Inc., an online application for researching and building family trees based in California, in connection with its acquisition by its Israel-based rival, MyHeritage Ltd.

Gornitzky & Co. acted as Israeli counsel to Geni Inc., an online application for researching and building family trees based in California, in connection with its acquisition by its Israel-based rival, MyHeritage Ltd.

 

Gornitzky advised Geni in connection with the Israeli facets of the deal, including recommendations regarding the structure of the transaction.

 

Geni was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner) and Yisrael Spero.

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.

December 21st, 2011

Gornitzky represented Cabaret Security Ltd. and Arba One Inc., two of the main selling shareholders in the $40 million financing of Cyber-Ark Software Ltd.

Gornitzky represented Cabaret Security Ltd. and Arba One Inc., two of the main selling shareholders in the $40 million financing of Cyber-Ark Software Ltd.

 

The transaction involved a USD 40 million joint investment in Cyber-Ark by JVP (one of Israel's prominent VC funds) and Goldman Sachs, in a combination of a primary (issuance) and secondary (purchase from existing shareholders) stock transaction.

 

As of the closing of the financing round, Cyber-Ark's shareholders are JVP, Vertex Venture Capital, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase Partners, Cabaret Security Ltd. and Arba One Inc., Softbank Ltd. affiliate Seed Capital Partners, and Nochi Dankner-controlled IDB Development Corp. Ltd.

 

The team handling the representation included Chaim Friedland (Partner), Avner Finkelshtein and Yisrael Spero.

March 29th, 2018

Gornitzky represents Shilav Group Ltd. in the sale of its shares in Shilav, Israel’s biggest and most popular chain for baby and children essentials.

Gornitzky represented Shilav Group Ltd. in the sale of all of its shares in Shilav Direct Marketing to the Mother’s Home Ltd. and Shesek Supply Services for the Mother, Baby and Child Ltd.
Shilav is Israel's biggest and most popular chain for baby and children essentials.


Shilav Group Ltd. was represented by Partners Chaim Friedland and Idan Baki, together with Associates Yoav Meer and Eitan Mor.

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.

August 13th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Tuttnauer Co. Ltd. 

Gornitzky represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Tuttnauer Co. Ltd. Since 1925, Tuttnauer has been and continues to operate as a leading manufacturer and supplier of autoclaves, washers and other sterilization applications and devices.

 

Fortissimo was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Idan Baki (Partner, Finance), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust), together with associates Yoav Meer, Alon Peled, Nir Knoll and Coral Leshez.

June 6th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Halman-Aldubi Investment House in a merger transaction.

Gornitzky represented Halman-Aldubi Investment House in a merger transaction with a publicly traded company, in which Halman-Aldubi's entire investment activity turned into the public company. Currently, Halman-Aldubi has approximately NIS 14 billion worth of assets under its management.

 

Halman-Aldubi was represented by Timor Belan (Partner), Yair Shiloni (Partner) and Itamar Ben-Yehuda (Associate).

April 5th, 2017

Gornitzky represented Fattal in a transaction with Issta Group for the acquisition of 3 hotels in Cyprus, in the aggregate amount of Euro 80 million.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fattal Hotels in a joint transaction with Issta Group for the acquisition of 3 hotels in the city of Paphos in Cyprus, in the aggregate amount of Euro 80 million.

Our firm dealt with various aspects concerning the transaction, including the shareholder's agreement between Fattal and Issta with respect to the establishment of the joint company that purchased the hotels and the long term lease agreements for the management and operation of the hotels by Fattal Group. In addition, Gornitzky represented Fattal in the finance agreement with the Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd. and additional entities from the Phoenix Group, in a principal amount of Euro 56 million, for purchasing the hotels aforementioned.

 

Fattal Hotels was represented by Kfir Yadgar (Partner) and Yiftah Farber (Partner), together with associates Aviad Rabinowitz and Dafna Sidkiyahu

January 17th, 2017

Gornitzky & Co. Upgrades its Technology and Hi-Tech Practice through the addition of two new partners, proven leaders in the Technology, Hi-Tech and VC fields.

Gornitzky & Co. carried out a major move through the addition of two new partners, proven leaders in the Technology, Hi-Tech and VC fields.

 

Daniel Marcus and Shlomo Landress, previously with the Tel Aviv law firm of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., will head up Gornitzky & Co.'s Technology practice and expand the capacity of the firm's International team.

 

Gornitzky & Co. is one of Israel's leading law firms, with its clients consisting of some of the central players in the Israeli economy and business community. The addition of these two partners comes as part of the Firm's strategy to grow and expand its capabilities in the Technology, Hi-Tech and VC fields, and more broadly, in its cross-border activities.

 

Daniel Marcus was born in the United States and is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City. Mr. Marcus has vast experience in the areas of Hi-Tech investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, strategic collaborations and joint ventures involving major international corporations. He regularly advises founders, VC funds and start-up companies on a broad spectrum of matters, and is an expert in the areas of agreements relating to R&D, licensing, distribution, and other related commercial arrangements.

 

Shlomo Landress, who holds an LLM from NYU, focuses his practice on U.S. securities matters, and regularly advises clients on private placements, public offerings, and public reporting and filings of companies listed on the NASDAQ. Mr. Landress also advises clients in Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as representing investors and companies in early stage and VC investment transactions. Mr. Landress was formerly the general counsel to the Israel Economic Mission to North America and was an associate in the Corporate Department in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP.

Gornitzky & Co. is delighted to welcome these two gentlemen to its team.

 

Pinhas Rubin, the Chairman of the Firm stated: "For several years now Gornitzky & Co. has been at the forefront of the various fields of the corporate and commercial law practice, with cutting edge professional capabilities in areas such as Litigation, Tax, M&A, Capital Markets, Finance, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Energy. The Firm's clients include many of Israel's leading corporations as well as major global corporations in the activities in Israel. It is only natural that the Firm would seek to expand its capabilities in the areas of the law relevant to the international business community, and specifically, in the Technology and Hi-Tech space which is one of Israel's central growth drivers. I have no doubt that the addition of these two new partners to our Firm, will contribute to the Firm's continued growth, expansion of its client base and its position as a top rated law firm and provider of first rate legal advice in each of the legal disciplines and services in which it provides services to its clients."

 

Chaim Friedland, who heads the Firm's international practice, added: "The addition of these two partners, whose work I've admired for many years, is a major boost to our activity in the international space, which already spans several continents and a variety of disciplines, including energy, consumer products and technology. On a personal level, I am delighted that we are adding two professionals with excellent reputations in the market, both professional and personal, and I am certain that the will find a warm and welcoming home in Gornitzky, in general, in in the International Practice Group, in particular."

 

Messrs. Marcus and Landress added: "We are excited to join Gornitzky & Co. and we are certain that this superb platform will allow us to provide a broad menu of excellent services to a diverse client base, both Israeli as well as international. We are deeply grateful to our former partners and colleagues at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., and we are thankful for the many wonderful years of cooperation; we wish them all the best of luck in the future."

 

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December 14th, 2016

Gornitzky represented Halman-Aldubi Investment House in a merger with SoHo Real Estate

Gornitzky represented Halman-Aldubi Investment House a merger agreement with SoHo Real Estate. By this merger, Halman-Aldubi, estimated at approximately NIS 141 million, shall turn into a public company, a step that will enable the investment house to grow in additional directions. As of today, the investment house has approx. 14 billion Shekels of assets under management and about 200,000 clients.

 

For further reading in Calcalist (Hebrew)

Halman-Aldubi is represented by Timor Belan (Partner), Yair Shiloni (Partner) and Itamar Ben-Yehuda

August 22nd, 2016

Gornitzky represents the Delek Group in the NIS 1.95 billion sale of their controlling stake in The Phoenix Holdings Ltd. to Fujian Yango Group Co.

Gornitzky represents the Israeli conglomerate Delek Group (DLEKG:TASE) in the NIS 1.95 billion sale of their controlling stake in The Phoenix Holdings Ltd. (PHOE1:TASE), the holding company of one of Israel's largest insurance companies and one of the country's largest investment houses (Excellence), to Fujian Yango Group Co., Ltd., the largest privately-owned conglomerate in mainland China.
This deal is the first major sale since the Committee on Increasing Competitiveness in the Israeli Economy resolved that control holders cannot hold both large financial and large non-financial companies simultaneously. This will also be the first time that a Chinese company purchases such a highly regulated asset in Israel. The closing of the transaction is subject to obtaining the relevant permits.

 

See full story in Reuters

 

Delek Group is represented by Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Elite Elkon (Partner), Ori Yitzhak (Partner) and Avi Meer.

July 20th, 2016

Yet another successful year and recognition of our outstanding abilities! This year, as in previous years, the esteemed ranking guide, Coface Bdi, top ranked our firm in 14 Tier 1 categories

Yet another successful year and recognition of our outstanding abilities! This year, as in previous years, the esteemed ranking guide, Coface Bdi, top ranked our firm in 14 Tier 1 categories. The leading rankings include Banking & Finance, Tax, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets & Securities, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate, Real Estate & Construction, Real Estate taxation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits, Telecoms & Media, Restructuring & Insolvency, Trusts, Estates & Wealth Management.

March 30th, 2016

Dan Public Transportation Ltd. sold 50% of its land rights in Bnei Brak to Ashtrom Properties Ltd.. The two plan to construct, among others, three office buildings, as well as a commercial complex

Dan Public Transportation Ltd. And Ashtrom Propertie Ltd. completed a transaction to sell 50% of the rights in the Dan Garage in Bnei Brak to Ashtrom for 100 million NIS.

 

According to the agreement, Dan and Ashtrom will establish a partnership, in which they will realize the land rights in order to build an office and commercial complex in the extent of 1000 sqm., including two buildings.

 

The said land is about 3.3 acres in the city of Bnei Brak. Today, it serves as a garage and bus parking lot for Dan. The partnership intends to construct three office buildings, about 35 floors each, as well as a commercial complex. In the first stage, a 40,000 sqm. tower will be built, followed by an additional similar tower, which will include, among others, commercial areas, offices and upper and underground parking lots. Simultaneously, the partnership will act to receive additional rights which will enable the construction of the third tower.

 

See full story (Hebrew)

 

Dan Group was represented by Adv. Shlomo Cohen (Partner) and Adv. Lior Relevy (Partner) and Lior Grinblat

March 1st, 2016

Adv. Itay Geffen (Partner) wrote a letter to acting Minister of Economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Finance, Mr. Moshe Kahlon, regarding  their decision to reduce the cost of cement

In his letter to acting Minister of Economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Finance, Mr. Moshe Kahlon, Adv. Itay Geffen (Partner), indicated, among others, that their decision to reduce the cost of cement will significantly harm competition, maintain Nesher's status as a monopoly in the cement market and may even result in employee layoffs.

 

See full story (Hebrew)

February 16th, 2016

Gornitzky represented the sole investor in a USD 2 million venture investment in a healthcare startup.

Gornitzky represented the sole investor in a USD 2 million venture investment in a healthcare startup.

The investor was represented by Ori Yitzhak (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Gil Grady (Partner, Tax) and Avi Meer.


The investment was the investor’s second investment in the startup following the startup’s USD 3 million Series A round in August 2013. Gornitzky (Yisrael Spero (Partner, Corporate M&A) and Avi Meer) represented the investor in the Series A round.

December 8th, 2015

Gornitzky's Chaim Friedland (Partner) was featured in "Globes" Magazine expressing his support in amending the Israeli Companies Law in such a way that will facilitate and de-regulate Dual-listed companies.

Gornitzky's Chaim Friedland (Partner) was featured in "Globes" Magazine expressing his support in amending the Israeli Companies Law in such a way that will facilitate and de-regulate Dual-listed companies - “We are on a path to a place more professional and practical. It will be less intimidating to list on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange” said adv. Friedland and added: “the important news is the new direction”.

 

See full story (Hebrew)

November 18th, 2015

Gornitzky represented the underwriters, led by Jefferies and Barclays, in Alcobra Ltd.’s USD 40 million offering of shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. 

Gornitzky represented the underwriters, led by Jefferies and Barclays, in Alcobra Ltd.’s USD 40 million offering of shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. Alcobra is an emerging pharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development and commercialization of a proprietary drug candidate, MDX, to treat cognitive disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X

Syndrome (FXS).

 

Jefferies and Barclays acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Oppenheimer, Roth Capital and Cantor Fitzgerald acted as co-managers for the offering

 

The underwriters were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Ari Fried (Partner) and Avi Meer.

October 21st, 2015

Gornitzky represented Lumen Capital controlled by the Weil family in its successful bid for and acquisition of the "Nesher" cement production facility in Hartuv, Israel

Gornitzky represented Lumen Capital controlled by the Weil family in its successful bid for and acquisition of the "Nesher" cement production facility in Hartuv, Israel. The sale of this facility by Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd. was carried out pursuant to the divestiture order of the Israeli Antitrust Commissioner. As a result of this transaction the cement production market has been opened to competition after a period of 67 years of being subject to a complete and exclusive monopoly held by Nesher.

The Gornitzky team was led by Partners Itay Geffen (Corporate, Infrastructure & Project Finance), Chaim Friedland (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions), Avner Finkelshtein (Antitrust) and associate Yael Kleinman.

July 8th, 2015

Gornitzky represented Oxygen and Argon Works Ltd. in the signing of a NIS 186 million investment transaction with FIMI Opportunity Funds.

Gornitzky represented Oxygen and Argon Works Ltd. ("OXAR"), one of Israel's largest manufacturers and suppliers of industrial gases, in the signing of a NIS 186 million investment transaction with FIMI Opportunity Funds, for which FIMI shall receive 51% of OXAR's share capital. The closing of the investment is subject to, inter alia, the approval of the Israel Antitrust Authority.

 

Oxygen and Argon Works provides industrial gases to over 500 institutions and factories in Israel, including leading companies in the metal, electronic, chemical, petrochemical, food, glass and recycling (environmental) industries, as well as research institutes, universities, medical institutions and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

 

The representation of Oxygen and Argon Works Ltd. was led by Gur Y. Savir (Partner) and Uri Heller. The proceedings vis-à-vis the Israel Antitrust Authority are being led by Avner Finkelshtein (Partner) and Noa Schweitzer.

July 1st, 2015

Gornitzky represented Milchan Media Ltd. in the sale of a portion of its shares in Israel's Channel 10 to the R.G.E Group Ltd.

 

Gornitzky represented Milchan Media Ltd. in the sale of a portion of its shares in Israel's Channel 10 to the R.G.E Group Ltd. Channel 10, one of only three privately-owned broadcasting channels in Israel. The channel has recently been granted a 15-year broadcasting license, making Channel 10 the first of the three to obtain such license. 

 

Milchan Media is ultimately owned by Mr. Arnon Milchan, a well-known international film producer who has produced over 130 full-length motion pictures (including Pretty Woman, 12 Years a Slave, Gone Girl, L.A. Confidential, Fight Club, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith).

 

Milchan Media Ltd. was represented by Lior Porat (Partner) and Yoav Meer.

June 9th, 2015

Gornitzky is representing IC Power Ltd. in the NIS 60 million purchase of a 120 MW co-generation power plant in Hadera.

Gornitzky is representing IC Power Ltd. in the NIS 60 million purchase of a 120 MW co-generation power plant in Hadera from Hadera Paper Ltd. Following the acquisition, IC Power will exclusively provide Hadera Paper with electricity for a period of 21 years. The closing of the purchase is subject to, inter alia, the approval of the Israel Antitrust Authority.

 

 


IC Power Ltd. is represented by Jack Smith (Partner), Moshe Krieger, Arielle Ruimi, Shira Porat and Moran Shanni. The proceedings vis-à-vis the Israel Antitrust Authority are being led by Avner Finkelshtein (Partner).

February 9th, 2015

Gornitzky represented 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) in its USD 97 million acquisition of all outstanding shares in Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products.

Gornitzky represented 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) in its USD 97 million acquisition of all outstanding shares in Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products.

 

3D Systems Corporation, a market leader in 3D printing, was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Assaf Harel, Yehontan Raff, Danielle Skald (Tax), Bar Sarafian (Labor Law) and Ben Goldman.

January 26th, 2015

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Synergy Cables Ltd. for NIS 15 million. 

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its acquisition of Synergy Cables Ltd. for NIS 15 million. The transaction was conducted through the Beer Sheba District Court in the context of corporate reorganization proceedings with respect to Synergy Cables and its publicly traded bonds.

Synergy Cables, headquartered in Sderot, Israel, is a global supplier of power & electrical cables.

Fortissimo Capital Fund was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Yaron Elhawi (Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency), Yair Shiloni (Partner, Capital Markets), and Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust).

December 29th, 2014

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd. in a USD 10 million investment in Highcon Systems Ltd.

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd., in a USD 10 million investment in Highcon Systems Ltd. 

 

Highcon Systems Ltd. is the manufacturer of a revolutionary digital converting solution for the Direct-to-Pack Folding Carton sector, the Highcon Euclid - the world’s first production digital cutting and creasing machine.

 

Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and Fortune China Ltd. were represented by Timor Belan (Partner) and Avi Meer.

September 15th, 2014

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd. in a USD 12.5 million investment in InSightec Ltd.

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd., in a USD 12.5 million investment in InSightec Ltd.

 

InSightec Ltd. is a global leader and pioneer in MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy for non-invasive treatment of various clinical indications.

 

Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and Fortune China Ltd. were represented by Timor Belan (Partner), Yehonatan Raff and Bat-Chen Mazor.

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).

February 2nd, 2014

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its NIS 192 million acquisition of Eshbel Technologies Ltd., after receiving court approval for the transaction.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Fortissimo Capital Fund in its NIS 192 million acquisition of Eshbel Technologies Ltd. The transaction was conducted through the Central Region District Court in the context of insolvency proceedings with respect to Eshbel.

 

Eshbel is the developer of Priority, proprietary ERP software for small and medium businesses worldwide.

 

Fortissimo Capital Fund was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Maya Sabari (Sadeh) (Partner, Litigation), Idan Baki (Partner, Finance), Avner Finkelshtein (Partner, Antitrust) and Ariel Davis.

October 29th, 2013

Gornitzky represented A.D.O. Group Ltd. in its acquisition of a EURO 98 million German residential real estate portfolio from British property fund manager Stenham.

Gornitzky represented A.D.O. Group Ltd. (TASE: ADO) of the Shikun & Binui Group (TASE: SKBN) in its acquisition of a EURO 98 million German residential real estate portfolio from British property fund manager Stenham for cash and shares in A.D.O. Group. The portfolio comprises 48 buildings in Berlin including approximately 1,150 residential units.


A.D.O. Group Ltd. was represented by Yair Shiloni (Partner), Dubi Gross (Partner) and Yehonatan Raff.

July 19th, 2013

Gornitzky represented YES Pharma Ltd. in its purchase of 33% ownership of Stereokem Inc., a developer and manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Gornitzky represented YES Pharma Ltd. in its purchase of 33% ownership of Stereokem Inc. a developer and manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Stereokem is a US-based pharmaceutical industry leader, with much of its business concentrated in India.

 

Yes Pharma Ltd. is a distribution company, involved in both exclusive representation and global supply of pharmaceutical ingredients, with specialization in providing full sourcing options, complete technical capabilities and regulatory support for a wide range of APIs.

 

Yes Pharma was represented by Yisrael Spero (Partner) and Ariel Davis.

May 8th, 2013

Gornitzky represented an international consortium of investors in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Carmel Winery, valued at NIS 130 million.

Gornitzky represented an international consortium of investors in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Carmel Winery. The winery, valued at NIS 130 million, is Israel’s oldest and largest commercial winery, founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

 

The purchasing consortium was organized by Kedma Capital, a private equity fund, and is comprised of both Israeli and foreign investors, including the Jesselson family.

The investors were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Yisrael Spero (Partner), Avner Finkelshtein and Yoav Meer.

April 24th, 2013

Gornitzky advised Prolor Biotech Inc. in their merger with Opko Health Inc., under which Opko will acquire Prolor in a stock-for-stock merger valued at approximately USD 480 million.

Gornitzky advised Prolor Biotech Inc. (AMEX: PBTH; TASE: PBTH) in connection with their proposed merger with Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK). Under the merger agreement, Opko will acquire Prolor for USD 480 million in shares, one third more than its market cap of approximately USD 370 million. The merger is subject to various conditions, including stockholder approval and regulatory approvals.

 

Prolor Biotech Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing longer-acting proprietary versions of already approved therapeutic proteins, was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate), Gil Grady (Partner, Tax), Dubi Gross (Partner, Corporate), Avner Finkelshtein (Antitrust), Yehonatan Raff and Ariel Davis.

January 2nd, 2013

Gornitzky & Co. represented Hadas Arazim Investment House, in a merger transaction with Halman-Aldubi, subsequent to which the joint investment house will manage assets and investment in the scope of approximately USD 5 billion.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Hadas Arazim Investment House, in a merger transaction with Halman-Aldubi, subsequent to which the joint investment house will manage assets and investment in the scope of approximately USD 5 billion.

 

The transaction included the transfer and sale of shares in Hadas Arazim's subsidiaries, the merger of Hadas Arazim's provident funds management company with Halman Aldubi's provident funds management company and the refinancing of bank loans.

 

Hadas Arazim was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner), Timor Belan (Partner) and Inbal Ravid-Badner.

December 10th, 2012

Gornitzky & Co. represented a group of investors in their investment in iMingle Ltd., an online Facebook application.

Gornitzky & Co. represented a group of investors in their investment in iMingle Ltd., an online Facebook application.

 

iMingle is the leading online live party and events application on Facebook, with over 6.5 million registered users.

 

The investors were represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner) and Yehonatan Raff.

 

November 21st, 2012

Gornitzky represented Gandyr Group in the signing of an agreement for the purchase of Odem Partnership from Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd., of the Eurocom Group, for approximately NIS 19 million.

Gornitzky represented Gandyr Group in the signing of an agreement for the purchase of Odem Partnership from Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd., of the Eurocom Group, for approximately NIS 19 million. Within the framework of the deal, Gandyr Group will receive all rights in the partnership, as well as its liabilities, including a financing agreement with Bank Hapoalim.

 

Odem Partnership holds 62 solar energy facilities with an aggregate installed capacity of approximately 3 MW.

 

Gandyr Group was represented by Timor Belan (Partner), Amit Gelbard and Arielle Ruimi.

 

August 2nd, 2012

Triveni Engineering & Industries, a publicly traded industrial group based in India, was recently represented by Gornitzky & Co. in their strategic investment in Aqwise, an Israeli water and wastewater treatment solutions company.

Triveni Engineering & Industries, a publicly traded industrial group based in India, with a fast growing water division focused on high-end technology projects, was represented by Gornitzky & Co. in their strategic investment in Aqwise, an Israeli water and wastewater treatment solutions company.

 

The agreement between the investor and the company calls for commercial cooperation between the two, and included two share purchases – a primary issuance from Aqwise to Triveni, as well as a secondary purchase of a portion of shares from existing shareholders.

 

The representation was led by Mr. Chaim Friedland (Partner), Mr. Yisrael Spero and Mr. Ariel Davis.