The Hi-Tech Department is the first choice of hi-tech companies operating or investing in Israel, evident by HFN’s participation in the majority of public technology M&A deals in Israel, as well as a major portion of M&A deals for private companies. The department strives to provide clients with high quality, cost-effective service with responsive and individualised attention.
The Hi-Tech department is well-known in the industry for its extensive work on M&A transactions, private equity and strategic and financing transactions. The department’s notable M&A work includes public and private transactions from both the “buy” and “sell” sides. In 2010, HFN advised in 5 of the 11 most significant Hi-Tech exits in Israel, according to Israel Venture Capital Research Center (IVC).
The Hi-Tech department advises clients developing cutting edge technologies in every technological space from the traditional to the recently developed. Typical Hi-Tech clients range from early start-up companies to large multinational and publicly traded corporations, and come from industries including: cyber, semiconductor, communication, information technology, enterprise software, security, storage, testing and optimisation technologies, media, internet, e-commerce, medical equipment, medical devices, pharmaceutical, Clean-Tech (water and energy), chemical, seed, agriculture and food companies.
In addition, the department provides legal counsel to some of the most active domestic and foreign venture capital funds and private individuals investing in Israeli technology regarding the structure of their investment activities as well as on individual transactions (for more information, see Investment Funds / Private Equity).