20 stories about M&A
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

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
מנכ"ל פורסקאוט מייקל דסיזאר

Advent Delays $1.9 Billion ForeScout Acquisition

19.05.20|Hagar Ravet
The companies are in ongoing discussions concerning the timing and terms of completion, but, according to ForeScout, there can be no assurance that they could reach an agreement
הסכם חתימה לחיצת יד זירת הנדלן

Fleet Management Company Lytx to Acquire Surf’s Video Division

04.05.20|Meir Orbach
Lytx will pay between $20 million and $30 million and the division will become its Israel R&D center
נמוגו Namogoo אוהד גרינשפן חמי כץ

Ad-Blocking Startup Namogoo Acquires Customer Incentive Startup Personali

04.05.20|Hagar Ravet
Personali develops AI-based analytical tools for personalizing user incentives on websites and driving sales
המייסדי החברה ראפיד Rapyd מימין: עומר פריאל אריק שטילמן ו ארקדי קרפמן

Fintech Startup Rapyd Acquires Credit Card Processing Company Korta

20.04.20|Hagar Ravet
Rapyd offers payment services enabling the transfer of electronic funds across borders through various means of payment, including bank transfers, digital wallets, and cash
Office workers wearing masks

Walking Away From M&A Transactions Will Not Be an Easy Task Despite Covid-19 Circumstances

13.04.20|Sarit Moussayoff
Company buyers may seek to back out of deals, citing the “material adverse change” clause. However, exercising the clause requires buyers to prove that the crisis had a much greater impact on the target company than it did on the relevant industry as a whole and that will not be easy to do.
apifix אפיפיקס עקמת נעורים

OrthoPediatrics Acquires ApiFix For $67 Million

02.04.20|Hagar Ravet
ApiFix develops a minimally invasive, deformity correction system for the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
זוהר לבקוביץ’ שותף מייסד ומנכל חברת הסטארט־אפ L1GHT

For the Corona-Besieged Tech Industry, Cash Is King

30.03.20|Sophie Shulman
With private money drying up, wage reductions, and layoffs, Isaeli startups are suddenly on the defensive. People in the industry are talking about possible mergers and acquisitions, and the local unicorns are waiting on the sidelines for prices to go down
ועידת הדיגיטל והמובייל אוריאל רווה Anyvision

Microsoft Sells its Stake in AnyVision, Desists Minor Investments in Facial Identification Technologies

29.03.20|Raphael Kahan
In November, Microsoft started an investigation into the Israeli startup after multiple media outlets reported its technology was being used by Israeli forces to surveil Palestinians in the West Bank
קוואליטסט Qualitest טלי שם טוב

Former Qualitest CEOs Acquire Two Software Startups for $5 Million

22.03.20|Adi Pick
Ayal Zylberman and Tali Shem Tov, former executives of software testing company Qualitest, bought software startup WellDone Software and CodeValue with the intention of merging them into one company
CHECKMARX צ'קמרקס מימין מתי סימן מנהל טכנולוגיות עמנואל בן זקן מנכ"ל

H&F to Acquire Cybersecurity Startup Checkmarx According to $1.15 Billion Valuation

16.03.20|Meir Orbach and Hagar Ravet
The American private equity firm is buying Checkmarx from current owner Insight Partners, which acquired it in 2015 for $100 million