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Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary
TEL AVIV 6971915

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Israel > Investment and venture capital funds

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is perhaps the leading firm in Israel for the formation of venture capital and tech-focused funds; however, the firm also deserves recognition for the broader strength of its funds practice, which is involved in the formation and management of private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, secondary funds, and others. Moreover, the team also has experience advising institutional investors on their fund investments. The fund formation practice is headed by ‘a market leader in the Israeli venture capital industry‘, Maya Issacharov, who has been involved in the formation of many of the largest and most innovative tech-focused funds. Other contacts for fund formation and management in the VC and private equity space include Ian RostowskyYoav Etzyon, and Yonatan Altman.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s hi-tech group acts for a wide range of companies, entrepreneurs and investors, though it is perhaps best known for its VC practice and its market-leading tech incubator practice. Jointly headed by Ian Rostowsky and Yoav Etzyon, the practice group acts for ten of Israel’s 25 tech incubators and innovation labs registered with the Israel Innovation Authority. In addition to advising on early-stage financing and commercial agreements and company formation, the team also has experience in exit transactions and capital markets transactions, particularly IPOs on the Australian Securities Exchange. Other standout partners include Yonatan AltmanAriel FrankAyelet Torem and Stephen Barak Rozen. Further, the team recently hired Tal Tirosh, who has experience working in the corporate departments of two leading US firms, and previously headed the hi-tech department at S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s broad M&A practice is particularly prominent in the hi-tech space. A favourite with both Israeli and international clients, the group also handles a significant share of cross-border transactions. Key contact Ian Rostowsky jointly heads the hi-tech and venture capital department and has recently handled deals for StageOne Ventures and Magma Venture Partners. Hi-tech and venture capital co-lead Yoav Etzyon, corporate finance specialist Orit Israeli and firm chair Yonatan Altman are also key figures in the team.