Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are one of our firm’s core strengths. We have consistently represented either purchasers or targets in Israel’s largest M&A transactions, and we have been ranked as Israel’s leading M&A practice in all international and domestic publications. We have acted as lead counsel for some of the world’s largest multinational corporations and private equity funds in their Israeli acquisitions, as well as local counsel for leading international law firms in their Israeli transactions. We also act as lead counsel for Israeli and other clients in their cross-border acquisitions in the US, Europe, and the Far East. Notably, our M&A practice has been recognized as Israel’s leader by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook and others.
In the course of our M&A practice, we have created innovative and novel transaction structures for our clients. In particular, we pioneered the use of reverse triangular mergers under Israel’s Companies Law (which took effect in 2000) as a tool for foreign purchasers to acquire public Israeli companies. Our M&A transactions have included forward and reverse triangular mergers, stock acquisitions, asset purchases, leveraged buy-outs, divestitures, carve-outs, auctions, tender offers, plans of arrangement and other transactions involving a change of control. Our services include advice on structuring, negotiation of transaction documents, due diligence, preparation of disclosure documents, preparation of shareholder communications, governmental filings and various other matters required to consummate mergers and acquisitions.
We have handled a significant number of M&A transactions in various regulated industries, including the insurance, banking, asset management, pension and provident funds, telecommunications and cable television industries.