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2016 M&A activity in Israel

2016 M&A activity in Israel

A year in review


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Global M&A activity in 2016 showed an 18% decrease in deal value compared to 2015. Consequently, Israeli M&A landscape is consistent with the global market trend, presenting a 46% decrease in total deal value in 2016 compared to 2015, mainly due to a decline incross border investments. What can be expected for Israeli M&A activity in 2016, especially that involving foreign investors?

Summery of Findings

  • Global M&A activity reached a total value of USD 3,240 billion in 2016, an 18% decrease compared to 2015 (USD 3,956 billion). 
  • M&A transactions involving Israeli Targets reached a total deal value of USD 5,664 million, a 46% decrease compared to 2015, mainly due to a decline in the number of cross border deals.  
  • Average deal size for cross border transactions increased from USD 128 million in 2015 to USD 138 million in 2016, and increased from USD 57 million to USD 97 million for local deals during the same period.
  • The US led the cross-border transactions in the Israeli market, completing 25 deals with a total disclosed deal value of USD 3,012 million (68% of total disclosed cross-border transaction).
  • Israeli high-tech capital raising activity set a new record in 2016, with 659 Israeli-based high-tech companies raising a total of USD 4,775 million. The average financing per company also reached a new high, at an average of approx. USD 7.2 million, 19% higher than the 2015 average.
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