Israel Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Law Firm

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Our long-standing experience in handling complex M&A transactions as well as our expertise in taxation of local and international transactions give us a distinct advantage in serving our clients. In addition, our deep knowledge of the Israeli capital market enables us to assist our clients in the acquisition of both public and private companies. Our Amsterdam office provides us assistance in connection with the purchase of non Israeli companies.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) under the Israeli Law; Share Purchase; Asset Purchase

The purchase of a company may be achieved through acquisition of its shares ("Shares Acquisition") or by a purchase of its assets ("Assets Acquisition"). In addition, Israeli Companies Law allows for a merger or consolidation of two or more companies subject to certain conditions. The tax aspects of each of such transactions differ and each has certain advantages and disadvantages. In some cases the transaction requires also the approval of the Israeli anti trust authority. Our firm's expertise includes drafting and negotiating share purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements under the Israeli law, including t structuring special types of transactions like spin-off, PIPE and cashless shares swap. In addition, we provide legal counsel in mergers and corporate re-organizations of holding groups and businesses, including in obtaining the required statutory approvals, arrangements with employees and creditors. The firm's lawyers` solid background in the Capital Markets and Securities law allows us to act for our clients in transactions that invlolve publicly traded companies.
 

Taxation of Mergers and Acquistions (M&A)

Furthermore, foreign investors may be exempt from Israeli capital gains tax in certain cases. Ignoring these characteristics may result in great loss and in most cases it is very difficult to restructure the transaction after its completion. Most clients are unaware of the unique aspects of a merger or acquisition transaction as it is not often executed. Therefore, the assistance and advice of a lawyer experienced in these types of transactions is vital to its success. We advise and assist our clients in the various legal aspects associated with an acquisition of businesses and companies, whether the transaction is executed by way of a merger, Share Acquisition or Assets Acquisition.
 

Cross Border Mergers and Acquistions 

Our experience in the field of M&A includes providing consel to entrepreneurs and companies in the course of major transactions that involve leading international investment banks, venture capital funds and publicly traded global companies. 
 
In connection with Mergers & Acquisitions, our assistance will normally include the following:

  • Advising on the optimal structure for tax purposes.
  • Negotiating and drafting a Term Sheet / Letter of Intent / Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • Negotiating and drafting the Definitive Agreement.
  • Obtaining the approval of the Anti-Trust Authority (in Israel).
  • Obtaining any other regulatory approvals, such as the Chief Scientist (in Israel).
  • Performing a Due Diligence investigation.
  • Handling all corporate legal work in connection with the transaction.
  • Preparing and handling all the reports as to the transactions (including for publicly traded companies).
  • Advising on the establishment of investment funds of various types (venture capital, pledge funds, private equity, hedge funds, etc.).