Meitar’s private equity practice encompasses formation of private equity, venture capital, real-estate and hedge funds, investments in private equity funds, and acquisitions of private equity portfolios and limited partnership interests.
We have acted on the fund formation side for a large number of private equity, venture capital and hybrid funds, using both standard and innovative fund structures. We also regularly advise investors, including sponsors and anchor investors, with respect to the terms of their investments in these funds. In this context we have represented many of Israel’s largest and most active institutional investors – pension funds, provident funds, insurance companies and banks – in their international investments in alternative asset classes. Our team’s expertise and experience in the full spectrum of transactional, securities, tax and regulatory issues that arise in these transactions allow us to serve our clients’ needs under one roof, while cooperating with foreign counsel when necessary. We also regularly provide guidance to foreign private equity and venture capital funds that have considered establishing a presence in the Israeli market.
Private Equity Investments
Meitar advises private equity and institutional clients in their direct investments in and acquisitions of operating companies and assets. Among our PE clients are Viola, KKR, Francisco Partners, Zeigler, Fortissimo Capital, Vector Capital, Vintage Fund, Infinity and more. We also assist our clients in structuring these transactions to facilitate obtaining adequate leverage for the success of the transaction.