Haggai, please briefly describe your company, Cukierman.
Established in 1993 – Cukierman is the leading Israeli Investment House. Providing a full array of services including M&A, Private Placements, Public Offerings, Family Office and Consulting services to Israeli, European and Asian clients with over USD $7 Billion in completed transactions. We have the largest Corporate Finance teams in Israel with dedicated experts in Life Sciences, Technology, Media & Telecom, New Mobility, Green Technology and Real Estate Industries. Cukierman is also controlling The Catalyst Funds’ investments into growth stage Israeli Technologies.
What are the most important trends in the Israeli market?
In the past 10 years, the startup nation has grown bigger and more mature by pretty much any metric — number of startups, number of large corporate development centers here from all over the world, venture capital investment, visits and interest from governments and companies around the world, global awareness that Israel is a major innovation center, and the desire to partner with us in innovation on a corporate or governmental level. As of December 2020, The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is experiencing a boom which has not been seen since 2007. Part of it may have to do with the changes in geopolitics (new peace agreements with Israel’s neighbours). Part of it has to do with the fact that Israel – at least economically – has weathered the Covid storm probably better than any other European country.
How is the Cukierman team organized? Could you tell us also how many deals did Cukierman complete last year, and typically which sectors you are most specialized in?
Cukierman is a very dynamic company. We have departments in the following sectors: TMT, Mobility, Life Science, Energy and Industrials, Food Sector and Real Estate. Every department has its own Managing Partner and their team of associates and analysts. We have completed double-digit deals in 2020.
Tell us about your motivation to join M&A Worldwide. And, of course, your expectations from our network.
M&AWW is a great network for us to be part of, as it hosts a variety of high-level companies and key executives with a variety of intellectual business experiences across the globe. As an investment bank, we continuously engage with extremely relevant companies/ transactions. We find being part of the network will help us increase our success rate while enabling us to help other companies do the same.
Interview to Haggai Ravid, CEO of Cukierman & Co. Investment House Ltd.
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