M&A

20 stories about M&A
פלייטיקה חברת משחקים הרצליה פיתוח

What are the real motives behind Playtika's $813 million offer to buy Rovio?

22.01.23|Sophie Shulman
Why is it urgent for a company that has just laid off hundreds of employees, closed games, and spent $600 million on buying back its own shares, to embark on an expensive all-cash adventure?
ועידת ניו יורק משתתפי הפאנל בהנחייתה של מנכ"לית לאומיטק, תימור ארבל סרדס

"Deals don’t fall through because of money, they fall through because of people"

19.09.22|Meir Orbach
"When you see the acquiring team, you see who they work with on a daily basis, and whether or not you want to work with them," explained CEO of Arya, Offer Yehudai
שלומי ברטוב מנכ"ל פאהן קנה

Software and security expected to drive the IPO market in 2022

14.02.22|Yarden Rozanski
With the expectations of rising interest rates to fend off inflation, experts believe that what unfolded in 2021 will not repeat itself again this year
Rotem Tomer Viola

A deep dive into Israeli tech’s record-breaking year

23.01.22|James Spiro
A new report by Viola reveals that total funding by Israeli tech startups reached $27 billion in 2021, with $8.1 billion being raised in a record-breaking fourth quarter
Liat Enzel Aviel PwC Israel ליאת אנזל

Israeli M&As reach $17 billion in 2021, jumping 70%

23.12.21|James Spiro
While the overall value increased, the average value of each acquisition dropped by 18%
קו רקיע מרכז תל אביב Tel Aviv Business Center

Israeli tech M&As and IPOs reach record $82.4 billion in 2021

15.12.21|Sophie Shulman
According to the PwC Israel High Tech Exit Report, this represents a 520% increase from 2020. With the addition of over $25 billion raised by startups, the total sum entering Israeli tech in 2021 crossed the $100 billion mark
עמי גל מנכ"ל מייסד SQream

SQream acquires Israel’s Panoply in $60-70 million deal

15.12.21|Meir Orbach
By purchasing the no-code cloud data platform, the Israeli company will expand its cloud offering, providing a hybrid data platform to power high scale hybrid environments
מייסדי Epsagon רן רבנזפט ו ניצן שפירא

Israeli startup acquisitions reach $9.5 billion for the year

08.11.21|Sophie Shulman
Since the beginning of the year, some 86 Israeli tech companies have been bought, contributing to the fact that so far in 2021 local tech has generated no less than $40 billion, with private funding rounds creating 28 new unicorns and 20 firms going public on Wall Street
חתימה הסכם ישיבה

Israeli unicorns turning to M&As to satisfy investors massive appetite for growth

18.10.21|Sophie Shulman
With organic growth slowing down, and plenty of capital in the coffers courtesy of investors, growth acquisitions have become a key tool in the arsenal of companies desperate to generate a return for investors who believed in them
אייל משה מנכ"ל Hub Security

HUB Security acquires cybersecurity company Comsec for over $20 million

29.09.21|CTech
The merger between the Israeli companies will enable HUB to more than double its revenues, according to the company founded by veterans of the IDF's 8200 and 81 intelligence units
בכירי JFrog חגיגת הנפקה ב בורסה ניו יורק

No longer a damsel in distress: Israeli startups have transformed from sellers to buyers

14.09.21|Sophie Shulman
The total sum in 15 M&A deals involving Israeli companies over the past three months reached almost $5.5 billion, $3 billion of which was spent by local startups making acquisitions
מייסדי אפסגון Epsagon רן רבנזפט ו ניצן שפירא

Epsagon stopped lucrative funding round in favor of $500 million Cisco acquisition

15.08.21|Golan Hazani
The Israeli cloud startup was on the verge of closing a Series B funding round reaching tens of millions of dollars at a $200 million valuation when it received Cisco's massive bid
אפרת שוסטר

The non-disclosed disclosure that jeopardizes M&A transactions

20.07.21|Efrat Shuster
"Non-disclosure agreements are so ancient and basic that businesses execute them without thinking of a future M&A and they tend not to add a provision allowing disclosure in an event of an M&A,” writes Efrat Shuster
הדפסת דולרים כסף מזומן דולר

Israeli tech startups raise a record $5.37 billion in first quarter of 2021

12.04.21|Meir Orbach
The total sum raised in the quarter increased by 89% compared to the fourth quarter of last year and was double that raised in Q1 of 2020
ג'ואי סאבת Joey Sabet Managing Director of Clairfield International

M&As with Europe are being overlooked by Israeli tech ecosystem

10.01.21|Joey Sabet
"There is a venue for growth equity, private equity or rolling-up into a larger European entity," says Joey Sabet
רו"ח מיקי בלומנטל  שותף מנהל ב פאהן קנה

Report: Israeli tech IPOs on the rise as M&As drop by over 50% in 2020

30.12.20|Hezi Sternlicht
According to the annual Fahn Kanne Grant Thornton Israel report, there were 317 deals completed in Israel during the past year at a total sum of $13.6 billion
מגזין מנהלים 31.12.20 מוטי גוטמן מנכ"ל חברת המחשוב מטריקס

Tel Aviv-listed IT company Matrix buys local distributor of Gestetner printers for NIS49 million

12.07.20|CTech
The acquisition was made through Matrix subsidiary Caliber, which distributes 3D-printers and scanners in Israel
ג'ף הורינג מייסד ושותף מנהל ב קרן אינסייט האמריקאית

Insight Partners to acquire senior Israeli venture fund Gemini V for $500 million

14.06.20|Meir Orbach
Gemini is one of Israel’s most senior venture firms, active since 1993. The firm has raised five funds to date, the last one raised $150 million in 2008
מימין אלירן מסיקה דירקטור רכישות GitLab ו יבגני פאץ מנכ"ל פאזיט

GitLab acquires fuzz testing startup Fuzzit

11.06.20|Meir Orbach
Following the acquisition, GitLab will begin expanding its operations in Israel
דני גלוטר מנכל אופטימל פלוס

National Instruments Acquires Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup OptimalPlus for $365 Million

02.06.20|Meir Orbach
OptimalPlus develops AI tools for the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries that provide real-time product analytics and extract insights from data across the entire supply chain