"Top professional, has excellent skills and overall understanding of the situation"
By Legal 500 EMEA

Overview

Amit Steinman is a Corporate / M&A partner at S. Horowitz & Co. in Tel Aviv where he advises clients on the full range of corporate and commercial transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, capital markets and acquisition financing.

His clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and early stage companies, spanning a wide range of sectors including technology, telecom, clean-tech, medical device, energy and infrastructure, homeland security, financial services and media.

Formerly an M&A lawyer at Skadden Arps, Amit acts for a large number of clients from the U.S. and Europe on the operation, management and development of their business activities in Israel.

The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal have constantly recognized Amit as a highly regarded lawyer in the M&A field in Israel.
Amit co-authored a number of articles and publications about M&A and corporate matters and frequently speaks at conferences and legal symposiums in this area.

PUBLICATIONS:

Amit co-authored the article “Material Adverse Change – Not Every Change is Good” the article “Whether Fiduciary Out Transactions have become “In” in Israel” that were published by Debate, Global Comparative Law Review.
Amit co-authors the Israel chapter in Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) – Corporate Governance in 35 Jurisdictions Worldwide.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: USA - New York Bar, 2002Israel Bar, 1998
Education: New York University School of Law - LL.M - Corporate Law, magna cum laude, (2001)Tel Aviv University, LL.B, magna cum laude, (1997)

Experience

Amit’s experience includes:

• Advising a consortium of private equity funds led by Advent International in the $1.9 billion acquisition of cyber company Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT).
• Representing Minrav Projects, a public company in the infrastructure sector, in its NIS 600 million acquisition via reverse triangular merger by TASE-listed Israel Canada and A.R Rem Projects.
• Acting for AIG – the sell-side Warranty & Indemnity insurance provider for Taavura Group, regarding the sale of 50% of Taavura shares owned by Clal Industries to a consortium of financial institutions.
• Representing Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) in the Israeli aspects of its $6.1 billion acquisition of Medtronic’s (NYSE: MDT) product portfolio of Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency.
• Representing U.S-based Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), a Fortune 500 science and technology innovator, in its $100 million acquisition of Advanced Vision Technology, an Israeli company traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
• Acting for France-based international cosmetics company, Groupe Rocher, in its acquisition of Israel’s Sabon Group which operates in the US. Europe and Japan.
• Advising Japan-based Rigaku Corporation in its acquisition of XwinSys, an Israeli technology development company in the field of measurements done using Dispersive-X-rays.
• Representing Qualitest Group, one of the world’s largest software testing and quality assurance company, in its acquisition of Israel-based Algo-Trace, a pioneer in AI and machine-learning technology.
• Acting for Israel Infrastructure Fund in various acquisitions and dispositions, including the acquisition of the Ashdod and Via Maris desalination plants and the sale of its share in Dalia Energies power station.
• Representing a consortium of private equity funds in their $4 billion bid for Playtika, Caesars Entertainment’s online social gaming business.
• Representing TPG Capital in its multi-billion bid to acquire Yahoo!’s internet business.
• Acting for Radiancy in a US$ 250 million reverse acquisition of PhotoMedex, a U.S company dually listed on NASDAQ and the TASE.
• Representing the lenders in connection with various multi-million dollar financing transactions, including financing of the acquisition of two of Israel’s largest investment houses, and the cross-border syndicated financing of the world’s leader in drip irrigation systems.
• Acting for one of Israel’s TV broadcasting companies in all aspects of media industry transactions; representing one of the leading news and content websites in Israel in a joint venture with Israel’s cable-TV operator; and advising a film distribution platform in licensing transactions in the academic and educational market sectors.
• Advising Yum! Restaurants on commercial aspects relating to the re-entry of the KYC brand into the Israeli market and the engagement of local franchisee.

Recognition

• The IFLR1000, 2019 recognized Amit as a highly regarded lawyer in the M&A field.
• Who’s Who Legal 2019: recognized Amit Steinman, as a leading expert in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance.
• “The ‘timely and professional’ Amit Steinman” Legal 500 EMEA, 2018
• Who’s Who Legal ranked Amit as a leading expert in M&A and Corporate Governance.
• The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Amit for Telecoms and Media and also ranks S. Horowitz & Co. as a first-tier firm in these sectors. This recommendation follows on from previous ones, which variously recommended Amit in Corporate/M&A, hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital and corporate law. Amit has been described as a “Top professional, has excellent skills and overall understanding of the situation”; “extremely professional, experienced yet young and energetic, and very skilled in negotiation”; “Understands how to build a deal”; and “experienced and commercial wisdom”.
• Amit is recommended by PLC’s Which Lawyer? in the fields of Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) and Media.

Recent News

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IFLR1000, 2019 Edition

30/06/2019 | By S. Horowitz & Co.

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Material Adverse Change (In Hebrew)

29/01/2019 | By Guy Firer and Amit Steinman

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Munich Convention

29/11/2018 | By S. Horowitz & Co.

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Top Ranked IFLR: 2019

06/11/2018 | By S. Horowitz & Co.

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M&A Convention with the IDU

31/10/2018 | By S. Horowitz & Co.

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