Israeli competition reforms boost M&A

Author: Lizzie Meager | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Israeli authorities' introduction of the world's first ever corporate anti-concentration law is having a profound effect on the country's M&A landscape.

By forcing national conglomerates to sell their assets, the legislative sea change presents huge opportunities for M&A and, in particular, private equity (PE). With many companies already in talks with potential buyers, the reforms are attracting increasing attention.

Introduced in December 2013 with a tight schedule of four to six years for firms to be compliant, the law for the promotion of competition...