In Israel, Expect More From Foreign Buyout, Distressed Funds

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 10:35 AM EST) -- It is commonplace to note the vigorous market for inbound investment and M&A transactions involving high-tech companies in Israel. Hardly a week goes by without a deal. Between 2002-2011, Israeli high-tech companies raised $15 billion from investors, and in the same period owners received more than $37 billion in proceeds from M&A and IPO exits. There were approximately 85 acquisitions in 2011 alone. These trends have continued into 2012.

However, until recently, the vast majority of M&A activity in Israel was strategic and focused in the...
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