Pitango Venture Capital
Pitango Venture Capital, the leading venture capital firm in Israel, has been investing in technology entrepreneurs since 1993. With offices in Israel and Silicon Valley, California, Pitango currently manages several venture funds totaling over $1.4 billion in committed capital invested in more than 160 companies. Pitango invests in high-growth companies in seed and early stages, supporting them as they grow. Pitango’s investment focus includes: Communications; Networking & Storage; Wireless, Cellular and Mobile technologies; Enterprise Software, Internet and Media; Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Clean Technologies.
The Federmann Group is one of Israel's leading privately owned industrial and commercial groups. It began operating prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and, over the years, played a dynamic role in shaping Israel's economic and commercial landscape.
A highly diversified group of companies, the Federmann Group has been operating for over 60 years and is distinguished by a broad spectrum of operations that includes Defense Electronics, Material Sciences, Venture Capital, Hospitality and Real Estate. While companies within the group operate as independent entities, all share the same strong commitment to quality, efficiency and profitability.
Vital Capital Fund
Vital Capital Fund is a $500 million private equity fund created to align with the principles of Impact Investing.
Vital was born out of a vision to enhance the quality of life of communities and families in developing African nations, while simultaneously delivering attractive returns. Vital embraces the diversity of cultures it invests in. It endeavours to create innovative, integrated, human and community-centred solutions that revolve around housing, agro-industrial settlements, community services, employment and education. With its first close in early 2011, Vital became one of the largest Impact Investing funds in the world.
Vital is led by a senior management team with over 30 years of cumulative ‘hands-on’ experience in initiating and executing ventures and businesses at scale in Africa and other emerging economies. The team’s long history of working together, their specialized regional and sector expertise and their extensive network of relationships and significant access to local human capital, uniquely positions Vital to deliver significant social and financial impact.
Vital makes investments of no less than $10 million into businesses and welfare projects which enable the achievement of individual financial self-sustainability and improved quality of life for local populations.
As a leader in the important and emerging world of Impact Investing, Vital delivers all the necessary elements to simultaneously provide tangible improvements for nations and their people, while delivering attractive, risk-adjusted returns for investors.
Migdal Group was founded in 1934 and is the leading insurance and finance company in Israel. For over 75 years, Migdal has been providing a wide variety of insurance, pension and financial assets management services products for the long term. Migdal Group and its subsidiaries serve over 1.7 million individual and business customers.
Migdal is currently held by the public company Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd., whose shareholders as of February 2014 are: Eliahu Insurance Company ltd– approx. 69.19% and the public – approx. 30.81%.
Migdal has approx. 1,700,000 private and business customers and has a leading managerial team and BoD members who are key figures in the Israeli business community.
Poalim Capital Markets
Poalim Capital Markets is Israel’s leading investment bank providing a full range of global products and services. PCM is a subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest financial group. Since its establishment in 1990, PCM has played a major role in shaping the Israeli economy by providing international investment banking services, advising on numerous M&A transactions, structuring private equity funds, and leading the local underwriting market (through Poalim IBI).