Chambers and Partners 2016 Edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas – placing the firm as one of the top leading firms in Israel
The highly ranked practice areas for 2016 (in alphabetical order):
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A - Hi-tech
Dispute Resolution - Class Actions
Projects & Energy
Personal rankings were awarded to (in alphabetical order):
Barak Platt (Corporate/M&A), Barak Tal (Dispute Resolution and Class Actions), Barry Levenfeld(Corporate/M&A, Corporate/M&A - Hi-tech, Capital Markets), Daniel Green (Intellectual Property),David Schapiro (Corporate/M&A, Projects & energy), Doron Tamir (Projects & Energy), Gil Oren(Capital Markets), Hagit Bavli (Real Estate), Ronit Amir-Yaniv (Competition & Antitrust), Shiri Shaham (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets) and Yarom Romem (Corporate/M&A).
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Reshef Technologies in a multi-million dollar technology transfer transaction opposite Baharat Electronics of India
Adv. Daniel Green represented Reshef Technologies, an Israeli company, in negotiations with Baharat Electronics, one of India's largest defense companies, for a strategic technology transfer and supply agreement worth tens of millions of dollars. The transaction also included assistance in establishing a plant in India for assembling electronic fuses for land-based ammunition.
Adv. Barry Levenfeld - one of the most influential people in Israeli High-Tech
The High-Tech magazine Geektime selected the local industry's key people in its respected list for 2015, which includes Adv. Barry Levenfeld.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund in a Series A financing for US$5.5 million
Advs. Simon Weintraub and Daniel Damboritz represented Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund, a hedge fund based in Denver Colorado, which led a $5.5 million Series A financing in an Israeli behavior analytics start-up company called Clarisite Ltd.
Yigal Arnon & Co. held a M&A seminar - "Feasibility, Dynamics and Structure"
Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with SCube Financial Consulting Ltd. held a M&A seminar "Feasibility, Dynamics and Structure". Adv. Barak Platt lectured on: "Preparing for the Big Exit: How Not to Blow the Biggest Deal of Your Life".
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Oramed Pharmaceuticals in a licensing transaction with Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies Co., Ltd., of China for $50 million
Advs. Daniel Green and Eli Greenbaum represented Oramed Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, in a licensing transaction with Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies Co., Ltd., of China. The agreement is worth $38 million, with future royalties, and gives HTIT exclusive rights to market Oramed’s oral insulin capsule, in China, Hong Kong and Macau. This deal is alongside a $12 million equity investment in the company.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Panoramic Power Ltd. in its sale to Direct Energy for $60 million
Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Yarom Romem, David Roness, Yulia Lazbin, Eran Lempert and Ben Sandler of our firm represented Panoramic Power Ltd. in its sale to the US company Direct Energy for $60 million. Panoramic Power operates in the field of energy management and operational efficiency in the areas of trade and production.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. in raising NIS 400 million in debt
Advs. Asaf Mesica and Shai Margalit represented Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. in raising NIS 400 million in debt at an annual interest of 2.49%. The debt was raised through a private offering by expanding existing debentures of INGL. INGL is a private governmental company responsible for establishing and operating the natural gas conducting system. The debt raised will finance the building of the national conducting system. According to the Ministry of Finance and the Government Companies Authority, in 2016, INGL is supposed to register the issued debentures in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and become a publicly traded company.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Rogue Wave Software in its acquisition of Zend Technologies
Advs. David Osborne, Ben Sandler, Ezra Gross, Josh Hersch, Elichai Bitter and Evan Schendler represented Rogue Wave Software in its acquisition of the Israeli company Zend Technologies. Adv. Ofir Levy assisted with the tax aspects of the transaction.
IFLR 2016 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co.– placing the firm as one of the top leading firms in Israel
IFLR 2016 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in the four practices it covers in Israel, placing the firm as one of the top leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Project Finance, and ' Tier 2' in Capital Markets.
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Silicom Ltd. in its acquisition of Virginia based ADI Engineering Inc.
Advs. David Schapiro, Eliran Furman, Avi Anouchi, Eli Greenbaum and Eric Spindel represented the Israeli networking and data infrastructure provider Silicom Ltd. in its acquisition of Virginia based ADI Engineering Inc.
We are pleased to announce that Eran Lempert has joined the firm as a partner in the Tax Department
Eran represents and advises clients on a wide range of Israeli and international tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, reorganization and restructuring, real estate investments in Israel and abroad, formation of investment funds, and taxation of individuals and trusts. Eran has represented public companies, private equity firms, real estate investors, and funds, among other clients. Eran was previously a partner in the Tax and Investment Funds Departments of Herzog, Fox & Neeman. Prior to that, Eran was a tax lawyer in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and before that he was on the faculty of the New York University (NYU) School of Law, where he taught courses on U.S. and international taxation.
“Eran is a great tax lawyer with a perfect blend of intellect, experience and energy that complements and bolsters our existing tax practice,” said Barry P. Levenfeld, a partner and member of Yigal Arnon's Executive Committee.
“Eran will be a valuable addition to the firm’s Tax Department, providing an increased depth of experience to support our firm's transactional practice, as well a source of expertise on Israeli and international tax issues” added Levenfeld.
Eran has a BA in Law and Accounting and a Master's degree and PhD in Law in the field of International Taxation from NYU.
Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with DLA PIPER hosted a conference on Privacy and Data Security
Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with DLA PIPER hosted a conference on practical aspects and challenges in the field of privacy and data security. Adv. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan, who specializes in privacy protection and transactions in the internet field, has a clear position on the matter: "The field of data security is no longer a legal, computer-related matter which only a few people in organizations deal with. This is a core topic, which managements devote a lot of resources to, since it impacts the organization and its business results."
Yigal Arnon & Co. in Collaboration with Privatequity.biz hosted a Seminar "No Rush to an Exit",
The seminar, in collaboration with Privatequity.biz, presented solutions to changing an Exit from a one-time event to a process. Advs. Ben Sandler and Guy Lachmann and Yaron Jacobs (Privatequity.biz's Chairman of the Board) took part in the event.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Azorim in a purchase transaction of a land in Kfar Shalem for NIS 85 million
Advs. Amalya Meshi and Nir Rodnitzky represented the Azorim company in the purchase of a land in the Kfar Shalem area in Tel Aviv for NIS 85 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Habbas in the sale of NSI shares for EUR 33 million.
Adv. Gil Oren, who serves as Habbas Investments liquidator, and Adv. Guy Lachmann, completed a transaction to sell Dutch NSI company shares, which are traded in the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, in consideration of EUR 33 million. Up until recently, these shares were owned by Habbas Tulip, a subsidiary of Habbas Investments (1960) Ltd., registered in the Netherlands.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented CropX in its $9M Series A investment round
Advs. Peter Sugarman and Guy Lachmann represented CropX in its $9M Series A investment round and corporate restructuring, following which CropX New Zealand was re-domesticated as an Israeli parent corporation. The transaction involved investment by top-tier international AgTech VCs, including Finistere Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, GreenSoil and OurCrowd. CropX is an ag-analytics company that has developed an advanced adaptive irrigation service, which automatically optimizes irrigation, thereby delivering dramatic crop yield increase and water and energy cost savings to farms.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Leadspace Ltd. in a US $18 million investment round
Advs. Peter Sugarman, Avi Anouchi and Daniella Milner represented Leadspace Ltd. in a US $18 million investment round by Vertex, JVP and Battery Ventures.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Migdal Capital Markets Ltd. in an M&A between the company's brokerage services with IBI.
Advs. Shiri Shaham, Dani Marcovici and Michael Keren represented Migdal Capital Markets in an M&A transaction between the company's Brokerage services with IBI. Following the completion of the merger, Migdal Capital Markets will own 19.9% of the merged company.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in its acquisition of Matan Digital Printers Ltd. for approx. US$ 48 million
Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Ben Sandler, Ira Burshtein, Ofir Levy and Shay Fahima represented Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in its acquisition of Matan Digital Printers Ltd. for approximately US$48 million.
EFI is a leading international provider of products, technologies and services in the digital imaging field. Matan Digital Printers is a private company engaged in the development and production of digital presses and printers for a wide range of challenging industrial applications.
Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the 2015 mHealth Israel Conference
Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the 2015 mHealth Israel Conference that took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Approximately 350 entrepreneurs, investors, and companies from different areas and from all over the world attended the event. Advs. Barry Levenfeld and Yocheved Novogroder Shoshan lectured at the conference.
Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a conference on "Inheritance Tax - Preparation for Uncertain Periods"
Advs. Ofir Levy, Guy Sagiv and Dana Heller lectured at the conference.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented CA Technologies in its acquisition of IdMLogic
Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Ben Sandler, Ofir Levy, Etai Kramer and Shay Fahima represented CA Technologies in its acquistion of Israeli company IdMLogic for US$20 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the real estate developer Henry Take in a lawsuit filed against him by Yair Barzilay
Advs. Daniel Abarbanel and Lior Gelbard represented the real estate developer Henry Take a lawsuit filed against him by the high-tech man Yair Barzilay.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented RGE in purchasing controlling interest in Channel 10
Advs. Orly Tsioni, Odelia Sidi, Ido Chitman, Shira Lahat, Yohai Ben Haim, Amir Weiser and Shai Margalit represented RGE, a company controlled by Aviv Giladi, Len Blevtnik and Udi Recanati, in purchasing controlling interest in Channel 10. Upon completion of the transaction, Channel 10 will receive a 15 year broadcasting license. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals from The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the Antitrust Authority and other third parties. Advs. Ronit Amir-Yaniv and Ron Guttman assisted with the anti-trust aspects of the transaction.
BDI 2015 Quality Ranking top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 25 practice areas recognizing the firm as one of the top quality firms in Israel.
Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked 'Tier 1 – Leading/Dominant' in 13 practices: Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, Capital Markets, International Commercial Law, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Construction, Project Finance, Tax, Debt Arrangements and Local Authorities; ranked 'Tier 2 - Leading' in 11 practices: Family Wealth Management, Telecommunications, Enforcement & Collection, Antitrust, Administrative Law, Restructuring & Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate Taxation, Commercial Law China and Eastern Asia and Environmental Law; and ranked 'Tier 3' in Labor Law.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the sellers in the transaction for the sale of shares in WatchDox to Blackberry
Adv. Barak Platt represented the sellers in the transaction for the sale of shares in WatchDox to Blackberry for US$100 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented abaGada in its acquisition by Dentsu
Advs. Kobi Ben Chitrit, Liron Hacohen, David Roness, Ofir Levy and Shay Fahima represented Israeli performance advertising company abaGada in its acquisition by Japanese advertising company Dentsu Aegis Network.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Allied and Yaron Gazith in their acquisition of 50% of the rights to the Israeli franchisee of the global shipping giant UPS
Advs. Kobi Ben-Chitrit, Gil Oren and David Roness acted for Allied (owner of Champion Motors, among other assets) and Yaron Gazith (owner of Globrands cigarette importation company) in their acquisition of 50% of the rights to the Israeli franchisee of the global shipping giant UPS. Allied and Gazith acquired the shares from existing shareholders of the company at a company valuation of 170 million NIS. Their partner who will remain a 50% shareholder is the Livnat family. Advocates Ronit Amir-Yaniv and Ron Guttman assisted with the anti-trust aspects of the transaction.
Yigal Arnon & Co. was ranked #16 in PrivateRaise’s Q1 PIPE league tables
The PIPE league tables involve PIPEs that are at least $1m and have been executed by public corporations domiciled in the U.S. or by public, foreign companies that have primary listing on a U.S. stock exchange. Our firm is the only Israeli firm ranked in PrivateRaise’s Q1 PIPE league tables.