Mergers & Acquisitions

FBC has one of Israel's leading M&A practices and represents major private and publicly traded companies in many of Israel’s largest transactions. Clients include major multinational entities and internationally active private equity funds, as well as leading domestic players.

FBC has consistently strong practices in all areas that are directly involved in M&A transactions, including Tax, Labor Relations, Litigation and Antitrust and has unparalleled expertise, size and scope in complementary areas, such as Real Estate, Insolvency & Restructuring and Life Sciences.

FBC has exceptionally strong contacts with key regulators, including Israel’s Securities Authority, Antitrust Authority and Ministry of Communications, and its expertise cuts across a wide range of industry sectors, including banking, pharmaceuticals, automotive, heavy industry, tourism, textiles, communications, infrastructure, financial services, real estate, computers and IT.

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Qualcomm, in the acquisitions of Wilocity for approximately $400M, of DesignArt for $144M and of CSR’s imaging unit for approximately $45M, as well as in a number of investments in hi-tech companies such as Sightera, Tabtales and Pontis

Perrigo, a NYSE and TASE traded company, in the Israeli aspects of its $8.6B acquisition of Elan Corporation PLC and the reincorporation of Perrigo in Ireland, and in its earlier acquisition of Agis Industries

Monsanto, in an investment in Evogene and in its acquisitions of the Beeologics group of companies and of Rosetta Green

Bright Food Group, in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Tnuva, Israel’s largest dairy and food producer, at a company value of NIS 8.6B (the largest Chinese investment in Israel), and related refinance transactions valued at NIS 1.8B

Fosun, in its NIS 1.8B acquisition of the controlling stake in the Phoenix Insurance Company

Stratasys, a US public company, in its reverse triangular merger with Objet, a private Israeli company, in a $1.4B transaction

Eurocom Group, Israel’s largest private telecommunication’s company, in the $1.8B acquisition of the controlling stake in Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunication provider, and in the related series of complex financing transactions, which involved the largest financing agreement in Israel’s history, valued at $1.3B and its divestment of its long distance business for $300M

The State of Israel, in the privatization of its holdings in Israel’s leading banks, including, recently, the NIS 840M sale of holdings in Israel Discount Bank to Citigroup and the NIS 1.3B sale of holdings in Bank Leumi to UBS