Capital Markets

FBC has one of Israel’s leading Capital Markets practices. The Capital Markets team provides counsel on international and local public offerings, private placements, controlling shareholder transactions and issues relating to corporate governance, and ongoing reporting and filing requirements under Israeli and foreign securities laws.

FBC represents issuers, banks and underwriters in large and complex placements of equity and debt securities on the Israeli and international capital markets and is considered to be a pioneer in developing complex capital financing provided by insurance companies, and in advising on negotiable and non-negotiable financial instruments, exchange-traded certificates and bond transactions.

FBC’s representation regularly includes preparation of prospectuses and other disclosure documents, conducting due diligence reviews, assisting with corporate and tax planning, negotiating between issuers and underwriters and counseling with respect to a full range of regulatory authorities, including the Israel Securities Authority, stock exchanges in Israel and abroad, and rating agencies.

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B Communications, in a unique and innovative $800M International High Yield note offering, the first ever international offering of high yield notes listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (J.P. Morgan acting as Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner, HSBC, Citigroup and Discount Underwriters acting as Joint Bookrunners)

J.P. Morgan, as the underwriter of the $57M NASDAQ offering of Mediamind Technologies, and the $73M initial NASDAQ offering and $186M secondary public offering of Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd

Bezeq, in a NIS 2.7B offering of debentures listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the largest debt offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange at the time

Goldman Sachs, in the issuance of $250M of notes by the Israel Electric Corporation with the option to raise the amount to $1B

Israel’s four largest insurance companies – Migdal, Harel, Clal and Menora, in almost all of their public and private debt issuances