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November 10, 2021

Representing Sephira in Sale of Shares to DL Software Group

Barnea represented the French and Israeli group of companies Sephira, a leader in software solutions for healthcare professionals, in the sale of its holdings to the DL Software Group, which was recently acquired by the American PE fund TA Associates. The transaction was led by Samuel Henry Samuel, Dor Marinovsky, and Avihay Asulin. Netta Bromberg provided representation in all labor law matters, and Harel Perlmutter and Nir Ziman advised on all tax issues.
Categories: Corporate | Mergers and Acquisitions

May 27, 2021

Representing Nofar Energy in Negotiations to Acquire Rights in Blue Sky Group

Firm partner Samuel Henri Samuel represented Nofar Energy in negotiations to acquire 67% of the capital of Blue Sky Group, a group of companies engaged in the development and construction of solar energy projects in the United States. The deal is valued at approximately USD 91 million. 
Categories: Corporate | Energy | Infrastructure

November 9, 2020

Our Firm Represented CAF in Funding for Jerusalem Light Rail Project

After a year of negotiations, Jerusalem Light Rail concessionaire Shapir Engineering and its Spanish partner CAF announced the closure of a financial agreement for the construction and operation of a network of light rail lines in Jerusalem. The project's initial financing, amounting to nearly NIS 4 billion, will be led by Bank Hapoalim, with the participation of First International Bank of Israel, investment house Altshuler Shaham, and insurance company Migdal. Our firm's Simon Jaffa and Samuel Henry Samuel represented CAF in the transaction. This is CAF's first project in Israel.
Categories: Banking & Finance | Infrastructure

July 19, 2020

NIS 600 Million Financial Closure at Etgal Power Plant

We represented a group of institutional lenders, including Psagot and Amitim, in a deal to finance Shikun Binui Group's construction and operation of a power plant in Ashdod, for approx. NIS 600 million. Amitim and Psagot were represented by Advs. Simon Jaffa, Samuel Henri Samuel, and Rotem Orbach.  
Categories: Banking & Finance | Infrastructure | Infrastructure Project Finance | Project Finance

April 6, 2020

Contractual Obligations during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has stricken us all. Alongside the invasion of personal space, the virus’ effects have not spared the business arena, and the ability of both businesses and individuals to meet their contractual obligations is also in question.

January 20, 2020

Event Invite: Networking with Airbus, Starburst, and a French Aerospace Delegation

We are hosting, together with Business France Israel, a networking cocktail in honor of the visit of a technological business delegation from the top aerospace clusters in France. Also participating in the event are representatives from Airbus DS and Starburst Israel.
Categories: Infrastructure

June 25, 2019

Energean Firms up Agreement with Israel Natural Gas Lines

Our firm represented Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL) in the conclusion of a detailed agreement with Greek company Energean for the transfer of the near shore and onshore part of the pipeline that will deliver gas from the Karish and Tanin FPSO into the Israeli national gas transmission grid. As consideration, INGL will pay Energean 369 million NIS.
Categories: Gas | Infrastructure

June 24, 2019

The French Paradox

In contrast to Britain and Germany, France does not appear as one of the leading investor countries in the Israeli economy. Adv. Samuel Henry Samuel outlines the situation.

March 12, 2019

Hosting a Delegation of French Transport Companies

Our office hosted today a delegation of transport companies from the French government agency Business France. The delegation arrived in Israel for a series of meetings to gain familiarity with the local market.

February 21, 2019

Barnea Represented Exclusive Networks in Securewave Acquisition

Our firm represented Exclusive Networks in its acquisition of 70% of the shares of Israeli company Securewave Ltd, one of Israel’s leading independent cybersecurity VADs.

December 19, 2018

INGL to Pay NIS 370 Million for the Construction of an Offshore Dry Gas Pipeline

Our firm represented INGL during the negotiation and conclusion of an MoU for the construction by Energean of an offshore dry gas pipeline from the Karish and Tanin fields to the Israeli shore. The pipeline is expected to be transferred to INGL in the beginning of 2021.
Categories: Gas | Infrastructure

December 2, 2018

Ministry of Energy Publishes Second Bidding Round to “Join the Israel Gas Revolution!”

The Israeli Ministry of Energy published on November 26, 2018, a second call for bids, inviting international energy players to submit offers for the exploration of offshore soil.

October 16, 2018

Hosting a Delegation of French Companies from the Aerospace Industry

Barnea hosted today a French delegation of major aerospace companies. The delegation's participants came to Israel to initiate commercial partnerships and technological cooperation with their Israeli counterparts.
Categories: Corporate

June 13, 2018

Reform in the Electricity Sector and in the Israel Electric Corporation

On June 2018, the Israeli government adopted decision no. 3859, entitled “The Reform in the Electricity Sector and Structural Change in the Israel Electric Corporation.” This decision constitutes a milestone in the long history of the IEC, which was incorporated in 1923.

January 1, 2017

The Electricity Authority published the Guidelines for the next PV Plants’ Giant Projects in Israel

Further to the recent hearing held in October 2016 (see our clients update dated 01 December 2016), the Electricity Authority published on 19 December 2016, a decision detailing the main principles of the upcoming competitive process for the construction of Solar Power Plants in Israel, with a capacity of up to 1,000 MW.

December 28, 2016

Barnea represented Belectric Israel in the negotiations leading to the conclusion of an EPC and O&M Agreements in respect of the Ashalim PV solar power plant

Our Infrastructure Department represented Belectric Israel, which was selected to construct and operate a new 30Mwp PV solar power plant in Ashalim. Belectric Israel is an affiliate of Belectric GmbH from Germany, engaging in the development and promotion of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems world-wide.
Categories: Energy | Infrastructure

October 12, 2015

Barnea & Co. represents AFI group

We represent the AFI group in a transaction for the construction two office buildings in Romania. The matter value is 50 Million Euro
Categories: Real Estate
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