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May 7, 2018

IFF to Buy Israel's Frutarom

Our firm represented International Flavors Fragrances Inc. (IFF) in its acquisition of Frutarom, the Israeli flavors and ingredients maker, for USD 7.1 billion.

November 20, 2018

Barnea represented Senetas Corporation Ltd.

Our firm represented Senetas Corporation in a USD 8 million investment in the Israeli cyber company Votiro Cybersec Global Limited

November 8, 2018

Barnea Represented Sakal Global Duty Free Ltd.

Our firm represented the owner of Sakal Global Duty Free Ltd. in the sale of the company as part of the sale of the entire Sakal Group to businessman Teddy Sagi.

February 1, 2018

Barnea Advised on the $703 Million Acquisition of Theramex by CVC

Barnea Advised on the $703 Million Acquisition of Theramex by CVC Capital Partners. Theramex is Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' global women’s health portfolio.

May 9, 2018

Barnea Represented ADM Capital in Investment in Israeli Startup Rootility

Barnea represented ADM Capital, a UK-based investment fund, in an investment round in the Israeli plant-breeding startup Rootility.

March 27, 2018

Barnea Represented Cellebrite in the Sale of the Mobilogy Division to a US Fund

Our firm represented Cellebrite in the sale of the Mobilogy Division to the American ESW Capital Fund. The Mobilogy division, which operates as a separate brand, offers technological solutions for operators, retailers and aftermarket  that enhance the customer experience in-store beyond.

May 14, 2018

Ethemba Capital Selling Control in Avgol to Indorama Ventures

Our firm is representing British private equity firm Ethemba Capital in its sale of control in Israeli company Avgol Nonwoven Industries Ltd. to Indorama Ventures Spain S.L., a chemical manufacturer whose shares are traded on the Thai stock exchange. The price of the sale is valued at NIS 1.7 billion.

April 18, 2018

Barnea Represented Greenyard Fresh in Acquisition of Mor International

Our firm represented Greenyard Fresh, a global market leader of fresh, frozen, and prepared fruits and vegetables, in the acquisition of 49% of Mor International.

December 11, 2017

Barnea & Co. Represented EXO Technologies in Acquisition by Lear

Barnea represented Israeli startup EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology for autonomous and connected vehicle applications, in its acquisition by the American corporation Lear.

July 25, 2017

Barnea & Co. represented Industries Centers EOD in the acquisition of control by US company ADM

The acquisition of control by US company ADM of Israeli company Industries Centers EOD—which imports and markets animal feed, processes seeds, and stores emergency inventory for the state—has been completed. The company was represented by Advs. Micky Barnea, Yuval Lazi, Ilan Blumenfeld, Daniel Lorber, Sagi Gross, and Daniel Kleinman.

July 2, 2017

Barnea & Co. Represented Avgol in the Sale of its Rights in the Barkan Plant

Barnea represented Avgol in the sale of its rights in the Barkan plant for NIS 52.5 million. Avgol is in the process of transfering its production center in Israel to Dimona.

July 2, 2017

Barnea & Co. represented Johnson & Johnson regarding its investment in the startup, DayTwo

Barnea represented Johnson Johnson in respect of its investment of USD 12 million in the startup, DayTwo, which provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on mapping and analyzing the composition of intestinal bacteria.

April 4, 2017

Barnea & Co. Represented Viola Credit in the Acquisition of Negev Ceramic

Barnea represented a group of investors, led by Viola Credit, in the acquisition of Negev Ceramics from creditor banks. Viola was represented by Adv. Michael Barnea, Adv. Ilan Blumenfeld, and Adv. Sagi Gross.

April 5, 2017

Barnea & Co. represented Avgol in issuance of a New Series of Bonds

Barnea represented Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd in connection with the issuance of a new series of bonds in the amount of NIS 197 Million. Avgol is one of the biggest manufacturers in the world of non-woven fabrics for the hygiene market. Its securities are traded in the leading indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

May 3, 2016

Barnea & Co. represented Azrieli Group

Barnea represented Azrieli Group in its acquisition of the eCommerce platform and activities of Buy 2 Networks Inc., a public company traded on the TASE. The acquired platform and activities  provide an eCommerce platform for consumers to purchase a wide range of products. The acquisition price is NIS 70 million. Azrieli was represented by Micky Barnea.

March 27, 2016

Barnea & Co. represented Continuity Software

Barnea represented Continuity Software in a transaction for the sale of the company to Kedma Capital for an amount of NIS 160 million. Continuity Software is the leading provider of service availability risk management solutions. Representing Continuity Software- Adv. Micky Barnea and Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss. Adv. Yuval Lazi represented Kedma Capital.

February 14, 2016

Barnea & Co represented Covercy

Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC

September 2, 2015

New business in ancient lands

As an MA expert who is highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional transactions, Simon Jaffa was interviewed for the August edition of the China Business Law Journal. The article deals with China’s interests in the Middle East. Simon was selected by the Journal to represent Israel in its section on the Middle East on the strength of his prominence in Israel as an expert in the above field. To read the full article, please click here (p.109)

June 2, 2015

Tadiran to acquire Supergas

Tadiran Holdings Ltd., controlled by Moshe Mamrod, is acquiring the gas distributor, Supergas, from Granite Hacarmel, a unit of Azrieli Group Ltd., for NIS 250 million. Micky Barnea and Ilan Blumenfeld represent Granite Hacarmel. 

January 16, 2014

Barnea & Co. represented Pilat Media Global Plc.

Pilat Media Plc is a unique UK incorporated public company, as it was the only UK company listed on the Tel  Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and the only company fully listed on both AIM and TASE – meeting the regulatory requirements of both jurisdictions. The firm has represented Pilat since its inception, through a spin-off (demerger) from an Israeli public company, and has assisted it with compliance with Israeli regulatory requirements through the years. In April 2014 Pilat Media was sold to Sintec Media, one of its major competitors for a cash consideration of more than $100 million. Barnea Co represented Pilat Media and its shareholders in Israeli aspects of the transaction.