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July 21, 2021
Representing Azrieli Group in NIS 2.8 Billion Acquisition of Norwegian Data Center Company
Our firm represented Azrieli Group, the largest income-producing real estate company in Israel, in a share purchase transaction of the Norwegian company 'Green Mountain' for NIS 2.8 billion.The Norwegian company operates three server farms in Norway and holds contracts with a total volume of 24 megawatts.
July 1, 2021
Options to Buy Shares in a Company – Important Things to Know
Offering options to buy a company’s shares has become a legitimate benefit even for companies not in the high-tech field. As an expert in the field, firm partner Daniel Lorber was interviewed by Globes on what it means to receive options in a company.
June 24, 2021
Representing Danel Group in an Investment in a Medical Technology Company
Our firm’s Micky Barnea, Itay Gura, and Ido Freund represented Danel, a human resources, nursing, and medical services company, in its acquisition of 22% of Aviv Scientific, a leader in improving brain performance and treating the aging process. The transaction’s value is USD 22 million.
April 5, 2021
Investment Transaction in Crowdvocate
Israeli startup Crowdvocate Ltd., developer of a customer marketing and advocacy automation platform for B2B companies, raised USD 7 million from Wing Three L.P. Our firm's Itay Gura and Ido Freund represented the client in this transaction.
May 26, 2021
Basic concepts in the world of entrepreneurship
Tal Freilich lectured as part of a program for novice female entrepreneurs at the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, which aims to provide a set of tools to female entrepreneurs at the beginning of their careers. Tal lectured on some of the most important basic concepts in the world of entrepreneurship.
December 13, 2020
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Negotiating Leaver and Vesting Provisions on Venture Capital Deals
As part of a comprehensive guide prepared by Humphreys Law Ltd on leaver and vesting provisions, Ariella Dreyfuss contributed her perspective on the Israeli market.
November 17, 2020
Representing Menora Mivtachim in USD 30 Million Investment in Jio
Jio, India's largest telecommunications company, recently completed a major investment round, raising money from leading multinational corporations like Google and Facebook. Israeli insurance company Menora Mivtachim also invested about USD 30 million as part of the round. Firm partner Roy Engel accompanied Menora Mivtachim in the investment.
October 27, 2020
How Can It Be That a Small Virus Is Threatening the Cornerstones by Which Corporations Operate?
A number of US pharma companies have issued a joint statement promising not to shorten the process for developing a coronavirus vaccine or to prioritize narrow economic considerations over public health. This cooperation between competing companies challenges existing perceptions about the business sector and shows that sometimes public health is no less an important consideration. Is now the time for companies to value the public good and other relevant stakeholders over company shareholders? Dr. Zvi Gabbay's op-ed on the subject was published in Globes.
July 27, 2020
Representing Britannica Knowledge Systems in USD 70 Million Deal with US Army
Advs. Yuval Lazi and Uri Hillel of our firm accompanied Britannica Knowledge Systems, a world-leading provider of advanced solutions for training management and professional competence, in a USD 70 million contract for the supply of the FOX system to the United States Army.
August 5, 2020
Barnea Representing Original Shareholders the Topaz Family in Sale of Holdings in Keystone Group
About a year and a half after the investment fund Accelmed, which is managed by Uri Geiger, announced the merger of the company it controls, American Keystone Group, with the Israeli Paltop company, controlled by Shmuel Topaz, it is now acquiring the entire holdings in Paltop for NIS 100 million. This ends the conflict between the investor groups of Paltop and Accelmed. Advs. Daniel Lorber, Netta Bromberg, Harel Perlmutter and Dor Marinovsky represented the Topaz family and the Paltop investors.
July 30, 2020
Expanding to International Markets – Is Your Business Ready?
Micky Barnea was invited to be a guest speaker in a webinar held on July 30 presented together with CoWrks Foundry (an India-based accelerator), RIHub (US-based innovation hub), and Brown University. Micky discussed the legal aspects of introducing a startup to the international market.
July 27, 2020
COVID-19's Effect on Completing Transactions
Many steps go into completing MA transactions. Now, with the COVID-19 outbreak, companies are taking this time to modify and sometimes even cancel transactions. What is behind the delay in completing transactions, and on whom to take the risk? Globes interviewed MA expert Micky Barnea on the subject.
July 22, 2020
Webinar: How to Make a Difference
The Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center begins today its series of summer lectures. "Summer Entrepreneurship" is a weekly program that invites four experts to talk about various topics related to entrepreneurship. The opening webinar today will host four experts in the high-tech field in Israel, including Micky Barnea. Micky will discuss the entrepreneurial relationship and why it is critical to a venture's success.
July 16, 2020
COVID-19 Cross-Border Briefing: Updates
Our firm was chosen to provide the Israel section of a briefing on governmental measures taken during COVID-19 in key jurisdictions. The publication offers a general summary of the law and is aimed to assist businesses through these ever changing times.
July 12, 2020
Dividend Distribution in Times of Covid-19
The recent dividend distribution by TASE-traded company Fox-Wizel Ltd. after receiving emergency funding from the Israeli government not only raised moral questions but also underscored the complexity facing many companies at this time. Globes published an op-ed by Micky Barnea in response to the backlash following the company's actions. Micky noted that a key challenge faced by companies is how to balance between dealing with the difficulties and uncertainties of the COVID-19 era, on the one hand, and the desire and responsibility to continue operations as commercial enterprises, on the other.
June 22, 2020
Barnea Represented Cyberx Shareholder in Microsoft Acquisition
We represented Inven Capital, a Czech-based VC fund and a shareholder in Cyberx Israel, an Israeli IoT ICS cybersecurity startup, in Cyberx's sale to Microsoft for USD 165 million. CyberX has gained tremendous customer growth, with a number of leading companies using its IoT security platform to protect their web facilities. Cyberx has raised about USD 48 million since its inception in 2013. This is Microsoft’s eighth acquisition in Israel in the last decade.
May 20, 2020
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
This year, we were once again responsible for preparing the QA guide on doing business in Israel for the Practical Law website. The guide provides an overview of recent key developments that have affected doing business in Israel, including the legal system, foreign investment, employment, tax, competition, privacy, IP, etc.
May 7, 2020
FIMI Acquires Control of Amiad Water Systems
FIMI Opportunity Funds, a private investment fund, recently completed the acquisition of control of public company Amiad Water Systems Ltd. Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich represented Hachoshlim Fund Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd., Amiad's largest shareholder, in the deal. As part of the deal, FIMI agreed to invest about USD 19 million in Amiad for a share allocation, thereby acquiring 5% more of the company's shares.
May 5, 2020
Barnea Represents Surf in Sale of Video Division to Lytx
Lytx Inc., an American fleet management software developer, has acquired the video division of the Israel-based company Surf Communications, to serve as its Israeli RD center. Surf, founded in 1996, develops multimedia digital signal processing technologies for telecommunication infrastructures. Firm partners Micky Barnea and Ariella Dreyfuss represented Surf in the deal valued at between $20-30 million.
May 3, 2020
Capital Markets in the Age of Coronavirus
An MA expert, Micky Barnea was interviewed by the leading newspaper Globes as part of an extensive analysis on the long list of major deals that are being canceled and the financial uncertainty in this period. The article highlights how huge corporations are able to afford what little companies and the self-employed can only dream of. According to Micky, "Starting in February, we noticed a phenomenon in which time has become elastic. Usually people strive to keep deals at a steady pace, and once the handshake is made, they want to move faster. Now, less people are hurrying to complete a deal. They are taking time to see what will happen next in the market.”
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