IPOs and M&As
Public offerings, Mergers and acquisitions
As part of its activities, Rahav Communications provides a stream of ongoing advice, including the formulation of a comprehensive strategy vis-à-vis the media with unique specialization in the field of financial journalism.
The company provides communication services for public companies that are traded on various stock exchanges, along with public relations services that the company also provides to a group of private financiers.
Rahav Communications has extensive experience in assisting companies with the process of issuance, mergers and acquisitions.
In recent years, the company has strategically accompanied large issues on the Israeli Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq and the Chinese Stock Exchange, as well as significant mergers and acquisitions.
What exactly is a company offering?
A public offering is an offering in which a private company first offers its shares for sale to the public (IPO) or a company that has already been traded and offers its shares to the public again. This is usually done by companies that need capital to expand, and are choosing to raise it from the public.
It is also possible that a company has not found private investors and therefore chooses to contact the public. The IPO enables companies to expand their activities to a significant extent by raising debt and capital through a convenient platform that is supervised.
The benefits of the offering are:
Liquidity – Registration for trading allows founders to sell shares, change family or collective ownership structures and use the shares as collateral for credit.
Value of the company’s shares – The listing for trading gives the company a continuous valuation, and enables acquisitions and mergers through the exchange of shares.
Platform for additional capital raising utilizing a shelf prospectus – A shelf prospectus is a financial tool used in the advanced global capital markets, which allows issuers to offer securities to the public at short notice, several times over a period of three years, without a lengthy and expensive process. This option gives public companies great flexibility in embarking on the process of issuing shares or raising debt.
The public is a partner in the company – Raising capital on the stock exchange allows the public to take part in the company’s success, while the core of control remains in the hands of the company’s owners, who continue to manage the company according to their strategic and business vision.
The advantages for a company that is listed and traded are that it publishes financial statements and other up-to-date information, thus making it easier to contract with banks, suppliers and customers. The need to publish public reports improves the conduct of listed companies. Their ability to provide options to employees may contribute to human resource management and employee commitment to the company.
Another notable benefit of a public offering is being able to be less exposed to investor and shareholder intervention. A public offering usually contributes to the company’s reputation and publicity. Trading registration also allows founders to sell shares, change family or collective ownership structures and use the shares as collateral for credit. The listing for trading gives the company a continuous valuation, and allows for acquisitions and mergers through the exchange of shares.
Issuance of a private company
In any case, more and more there are public offerings of private companies. This field is expanding and actually allows investors to get closer to other types of investment – private companies. An IPO of a private company to the public that is done through the platforms for mass crowd funding – this is an application to the general public for participation in the IPO when this process is approved and supervised by the relevant Authority.
Mergers and Acquisitions – How Does It Work?
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – the field that revolves around the transfer of control and structural changes in companies. These are transactions that lead to the connection of several companies into one business unit. The result of these transactions is that one of the business units is embedded in or controlled by the other business unit.
What is a company purchase deal?
A purchase transaction is a transaction in which the acquired ownership passes into the hands of the acquiring company, but the acquired company continues to exist.
What is a corporate merger deal?
A merger transaction will be defined as a transaction in which the target company transfers all its activities and assets to a receiving company and the target company ceases to exist (the Company Registry is deleted.(
Examples of huge issues of Rahav Communications:
Among the companies, the huge issuance of the international gaming company Playtika on NASDAQ at a value of about $ 12 billion, the issuance of ARCO CORP, a gas station and convenience store company in the US, on NASDAQ at a value of $ 1.4 billion, the issuance of Isracard Card Group The largest credit in Israel in 2019, as part of which it completed a sale offer of about 65% of its capital for about 1.76 billion NIS and at a market value of 2.7 billion NIS in what became the largest issue in the last decade after Azrieli’s issuance, we aided in Adama’s issue on the Chinese stock exchange as well as many other companies.
In conclusion, Rahav Communications represents a wide range of companies, including Israeli and foreign companies, public and private, in some of the largest mergers and acquisitions made in Israel. The firm’s clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions include industrial companies, service companies, high-tech companies and start-up companies.
For more information on Public offerings, Mergers and acquisitions & other services, please contact us at: 03-7188555