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October 17, 2021

Interview with Micky Barnea: Kibbutz Industry Closes Two Years of Successful Exits

In the last six months, the kibbutz industry has signed ten significant deals for hundreds of millions of dollars. How and when did the kibbutz industry become so attractive? What happened in the last decade that caused this explosion in the kibbutz industry and is this a temporary phenomenon? A Globes article on the subject features interviews with several experts in the field, including Micky Barnea.

June 20, 2021

Purchase of Agricultural Land – Appraisal Standard No. 22

The purchase of agricultural land has become a common investment channel with high chances of success. Alongside this, there are a few risks potential buyers must prepare for. Hagit Ben Moshe, who leads the kibbutz and agricultural sector at our firm, was interviewed by Ynet for an article on the risks of purchasing agricultural land. She explains what appraisal standard no. 22 is and its importance in such purchases.

December 8, 2020

Agriculture Law – Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed

Last October, the Knesset proposed a draft of the Agriculture Law. Yevul Si, a leading agriculture magazine, published an op-ed by our firm's Hagit Ben Moshe, an expert in the field. She provided commentary on the law, and on the importance of properly compensating the agriculture industry.

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.

March 22, 2020

Israel Land Authority Says Appeals Committee Decision Only to Be Considered Recommendation

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was interviewed by TheMarker following the Israel Land Authority’s declaration that the Appeals Committee’s decision will only be considered a  recommendation and not an obligation. Hagit commented that “this decision could have far-reaching impact.”

March 3, 2020

Representing MAT Investment Holdings in Merger between Two Manufacturers of Control Valves from Kibbutz Industry

Our firm represented the Spanish multinational industrial group MAT Investment Holdings in the merger of its Israeli subsidiary Dorot Management Control Valves from Kibbutz Dorot with A.R.I. Flow Control Accessories, a company owned indirectly by Kibbutz Kfar Haruv.

February 24, 2020

Article: Israel Land Authority Policy – Negative Incentive for Agricultural Settlements

Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the proposal to amend the rules for restoring agricultural land to the Israel Lands Authority, which will reduce the incentives offered to farmers. Hagit noted that since the decision has been postponed until after next week's election, it is worth taking the time to prepare accordingly.

January 20, 2020

Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed on Betterment Levy Exemption

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the Supreme Court's precedential ruling granting a betterment levy exemption for lands under lease by agricultural settlements, even if the lands' planning purpose is not only agricultural.

January 19, 2020

Hagit Ben Moshe Invited to Speak at Kibbutz Industries Association’s Annual Conference

As an expert in the kibbutz sector, Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was invited to participate in the Kibbutz Industries Association's annual conference.  The conference is intended for managers and chairmen of kibbutz factories and companies and will discuss expected trends in the economy and the kibbutz industry in the coming decades. Hagit’s lecture will address the expected legal challenges in light of future trends in the kibbutz industry.

December 30, 2019

Hagit Ben Moshe Featured in Globes' Real Estate Supplement on Regulation of Land Use

Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes' Real Estate Supplement on a district court ruling about the regulation of agricultural land use. According to Hagit, the ruling indicates a trend of harsher enforcement and signals that all agricultural communities must act without delay to regulate land use.

December 10, 2019

Lecture on the Historical Real Estate Rights of Kibbutzim

Hagit Ben Moshe lectured today at the Land Management Forum for kibbutz officers. Hagit provided an overview of recent rulings on the historical real estate rights of kibbutzim.

October 2, 2019

What to Do When the Israel Lands Authority Wants to Sign a Renewed Lease

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe's latest article describes the recent court rulings in favor of agricultural settlements as part of their dispute with the Israel Lands Authority.

August 20, 2019

National Committee as an Aggressive Means to Obtain Agricultural Land Rights

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, a partner and our firm's kibbutz sector expert, published an opinion article in Dun's Calcalist on the Law for the Advancement of Construction in Preferred Housing Complexes.

June 13, 2019

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe at the Economic Conference of the Kibbutz Industry

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, Partner and Head of the Kibbutz Sector at our firm, participated in the Economic Conference of the Kibbutz Industry and lectured on the gap between the desire to increase the agricultural value chain and regulation.

April 26, 2018

Seminar on How TASE Can Spur Growth of Kibbutz Industry

Barnea, BDO Israel, and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) are hosting today a seminar on the accounting and legal aspects of issuing collective companies on the TASE.

April 22, 2018

Kibbutz-Owned Companies Prefer the Investment of Private Funds

Micky Barnea, our Managing Partner, was interviewed by Globes on kibbutz-owned companies' transition from launching IPOs on the stock exchange to seeking investments from private equity funds.

August 19, 2015

Barnea & Co. represented Kibbutz Shefayim

Kibbutz Shefayim filed a request yesterday to the Tel Aviv District Court to declare Yehuda Doron, the former treasurer of Kibbutz Shefayim, as bankrupt, if he does not pay within one week the sum of NIS 14.6 million. This amount represents the majority of the money in respect of which Doron was convicted of theft. 

October 6, 2014

Kibbutz Sector- The Challenges of Becoming a public Company

In recent years many kibbutz enterprises have grown from small manufacturers to international corporations. Echad Ha'am  magazine, by Globes, held a roundtable with six experts to discuss the latest changes and developments in the kibbutz sector. (attached, p.21)

April 27, 2010

New M&A transaction: Barnea & Co. represented Amiad Water Systems Ltd.

Barnea represented Amiad Water Systems Ltd., a public company traded on AIM, in a USD 22 Million merger and acquisition of Arkal Filtration System. Both Amiad and Arkal are producers and global suppliers of water filters and filtration systems for the industrial, municipal and irrigation markets.

November 30, 2010

Barnea & Co. represented Amiad Filtration Systems Ltd.

Barnea represented Amiad Filtration Systems Ltd., a public company traded on AIM, in the acquisition of the remaining 50 %. of the issued share capital of its Chinese subsidiary from its local partners in consideration for USD 3 million. Amiad  Filtration Systems Ltd. is a producer and global supplier of water filters and filtration systems for the industrial, municipal and irrigation markets.
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