02 - Panel: M&A Outlook
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Daniel Turgel is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London and spends a substantial proportion of his time in Tel Aviv. He advises on public and private M&A, fundraisings, joint ventures and broader corporate matters, with extensive experience in high-profile and complex cross-border transactions.
Daniel advises across a range of sectors, including technology, media and telecoms, energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, financial sponsors and financial institutions.
Daniel is widely recognised as a leading practitioner on Israel-related matters, having been ranked by Chambers Global for several years. He spends a substantial proportion of his time in Tel Aviv and has advised on some of the largest and most complex matters in the Israeli market.
Doni Toledano is one of Israel’s most prominent corporate lawyers, described in the editorial as an “expert in mergers and acquisitions" who "combines very strong legal skills with business acumen and the ability to get things done.”
As head of the Corporate, Commercial and M&A department of the firm, he is hugely involved in the representation of both domestic and foreign corporations in a wide array of complex and high value transactions, including cross-border M&A transactions relating to both public and private targets, as well as debt and equity acquisition financing. In addition to leading large-scale M&As, Doni has significant expertise handling corporate and major regulatory matters, including in respect of transactions requiring regulatory clearance.
With a long and illustrious track record, Doni has advised on some of the largest and most complex transactions in Israel. Examples include representing Mobileye in a JV for the launch of a commercial self-driving ride-hailing service in Israel, between Mobileye, Volkswagen and Champion Motors; XIO group on the sale of their entire share capital in Lumenis Ltd.; Partner Communications Ltd., on its contemplated USD 1 billion merger with HOT Telecommunications Systems Ltd.; Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, on their merger with Union Bank; Apax Partners and AMI Opportunities Fund in a number of their acquisitions and many more.
Hillel has significant experience advising major international and Israeli companies in a variety of sectors. Hillel has led projects involving growth strategy, business plans, financial modeling, market research, budget and cash flow management, feasibility studies, operational strategy, organizational design, and procurement/supply chain for organizations from start-ups to international conglomerates. In addition, Hillel has extensive M&A transaction execution, structuring, and due diligence experience in a number of industry sectors.
Since 2013, Hillel has served as Head of the Asia practice for KPMG Israel.
Prior to joining KPMG in 2003, Hillel was a Mergers and Acquisitions investment banker with Credit Lyonnais for three years and prior to that was a Merger and Acquisitions structuring specialist with PricewaterhouseCoopers. At Cornell University, Hillel was awarded the John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellowship and earned distinction in several Moot Court competitions as a participant and later, as a judge.
Ilan has over 21 years of experience ininvestment banking, of which 12 is with Barclays/Lehman, and has completed a wide variety of M&A and capital markets transactions. He joined Barclays in 2008. Prior to Barclays, Ilan worked as an investment banker based out of New York for over nine years. He holds an M.B.A from the Wharton Business School.
Catherine Ford is a consultant editor to event programmes, and engaged in the development of timely editorial content for global corporate finance, M&A and capital markets related conferences and events. She routinely moderates discussion panels at conferences across the region. She has worked for Acuris since early 2002, holding a number of senior editorial roles in the company’s European, US and Asia-Pacific head offices.