Mr Yoav Etzyon > Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary
APM HOUSE, 18 RAOUL WALLENBERG STREET, BUILDING D, 6TH FLOOR
RAMAT HACHAYAL
TEL AVIV 6971915
Israel
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Work Department

High Tech and Venture Capital Department.

Position

Yoav Etzyon is a Partner in the firm’s High Tech and Venture Capital department.

Career

Mr. Etzyon joined the firm in 2010.He represents private and publicly traded companies, in a wide variety of transactions, including equity and debt offerings in Israel and the U.S. In addition, Mr. Etzyon has extensive experience in representing lenders in complex, cross-border financial transactions, as well as representing companies and investors from Israel and abroad in merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Etzyon has represented: • Israeli institutional investors, in the purchase of a half a billion NIS loan from a European bank. • The Meitav group in the merger with Dash-Apex Group and in the acquisition of the indexed linked operation of Clal Finance. • Mezzanine funds in several complex loan transactions. • Technology companies in various investment rounds in Israel and the U.S. Prior to joining APM & Co., Mr. Etzyon worked as an associate in the Capital Markets department at the international law firm Sidley Austin in New York, where he represented American banks such as Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Citibank in complex financial transactions including via sophisticated financial instruments and credit derivatives.

Languages

Hebrew and English.

Memberships

• Israel Bar Association (2002) • New York State Bar (2005)

Education

• Tel Aviv University, LL.B., Law, Cum Laude (2001) • Tel Aviv University, B.A, Accounting (2001) • University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., Law (2006) • Tel Aviv University, M.B.A, Business Administration (2012)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is best known for handling M&A and investment transactions in the hi-tech sector, which often have cross-border components. Ian Rostowsky acted for Fluence Group in relation to its approximately $267m merger with RWL Water, and also assisted a number of growth companies with financing rounds involving international investors. In the domestic market, Eldad Koresh and Orit Israeli are advising Reshet Media on its proposed merger with New Channel 10. Moreover, the team handled a high-value financing transaction for Clal Insurance Company, and assisted a joint venture with a MBO transaction involving IDE Technologies. Yoav Etzyon is another key contact for tech sector deals.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has particular strengths in venture capital fund investment and hi-tech, and has been involved in major M&A, financing and commercialisation transactions in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. In a standout matter, department co-head Yoav Etzyon assisted a group of domestic and international investors with a $38m investment into Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, followed by a reverse triangular merger of Eloxx with Sevion Therapeutics. Maya Issacharov and Ian Rostowsky are key contacts for investment work; Issacharov helped establish a large investment fund and Rostowsky acts for aMoon in relation to its fund formation and investment activity. The team also acts for technology incubators, and handled a personal injury claim for a major pharmaceuticals company.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

Acting for growth companies, venture capital investors and six of the countries most prolific technology incubators, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has ‘high-level expertise‘ across the spectrum of the Israeli tech sector. The firm fields a sizeable hi-tech team jointly headed by Yoav Etzyon and Ian Rostowsky, the latter of whom acted for ObserveIt in relation to a $33m Series B financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures, Spring Lake Equity Partners, and Night Dragon Security. Similarly, Etzyon advised Nyotron Information Security on a large Series A financing round primarily involving US investors. Additionally, Etzyon advised an Israeli smart city company on commercial agreements with entities in three different continents, and also acted for a fintech company in relation to a collaboration agreement with one of the world’s leading financial services groups. Also recommended is Stephen Barak Rozen, who acts for technology incubators including MindUP and Nielsen Innovate. The hi-tech group was strengthened by the arrivals of Ariel Frank and Chagit Pedael Levin, both of whom had previously run their own boutique firms.