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ABOUT US

FIMI is the leading private equity firm in Israel with more than $3 billion in assets under management.

Since its founding by Ishay Davidi in 1996, FIMI has successfully completed 83 investments, executed 52 exits with total transaction value of more than $4.5 billion, and raised six funds. By both local and global standards, FIMI’s performance is exceptional. Preqin, the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence, ranks FIMI as one of the top funds worldwide in terms of long-term return for investors.

FIMI’s current and past portfolio companies include: Retalix Ltd. (purchased by NCR Corporation for $800M), Lipman Engineering Ltd. (purchased by Verifone Systems, Inc. for $900M), Solbar Ltd. (purchased by CHS Inc. for $135M), Ophir Optronics Ltd. (purchased by Newport Corporation for $240M), Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE, market cap $2B), TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ) and many others.

FIMI’s investors are exceptionally loyal and continue to invest in each new fund raised. FIMI's investors include commercial banks, insurance companies, provident and pension funds, college and university endowments, family offices and high net worth individuals from the United States, Europe, the Far East and Israel.

 

 

FUNDAMENTAL'S FOCUSED INVESTMENTS,
TRANSFORMATIVE OPERATIONAL ENHANCEMENTS,
SUPERIOR RETURNS

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

FIMI’s investment strategy is solid, proven and clear.

FIMI systematically monitors, investigates and evaluates potential investments. Before making an investment, FIMI thoroughly analyzes the company, assesses risks and performs a comprehensive downside analysis. FIMI’s team also meets with the company’s owners and executive team.

FIMI usually looks for Israeli and Israeli-related companies that are mature, have significant revenue and run a profitable operation. It invests in companies with significant growth potential and tangible growth engines. FIMI seeks companies with a solid and highly motivated management team in place.

FIMI prefers to invest in companies in which it can create value. FIMI excels in its ability to understand the operational and strategic challenges and opportunities of businesses. This understanding then enables FIMI to provide guidance and support that helps the companies realize their full potential.

ADDED VALUE

FIMI’s value creation work begins the day it identifies a potential investment and continues through the exit.

FIMI invests in mature companies with talented, motivated leadership where FIMI’s capital, strategic insight, operational support and global relationships will help the business grow.

FIMI creates value by building trusting partnerships and effective working relationships with its portfolio companies as well as by leveraging its industry knowledge and accessing its wide network of resources. Due to the diverse operational and extensive management experience of FIMI’s team, FIMI particularly excels in its ability to understand its portfolio companies’ operational and strategic challenges and opportunities.

After investing in a company, FIMI engages in a focused planning exercise which leads to a broad consensus regarding the company's strategic plan with clearly understood objectives and milestones for value creation. FIMI then maintains close relationships with management groups helping them to maximize both local and international potential.

OUR EDGE

Unparalleled reach and deal-flow

Extensive financial capabilities

Experienced, resourceful team

Solid, proven and clear investment strategy

Ability to create substantial added value



THE TEAM

The depth and strength of the team enables FIMI to source attractive investments, implement winning strategies, and generate superior returns.

FIMI's team demonstrates professionalism in every aspect of the business. The team has gained international recognition for both its vast experience and attention to detail, the combination enables FIMI to consistently beat market returns. The leadership skills displayed by the team enable FIMI to direct and implement transformative actions in its portfolio companies. Lastly, by showing great determination to meet and exceed ambitious targets across all stages of investments - sourcing, entry, monitoring, operational improvement and exit.

Ishay Davidi

Founder and CEO

Gillon Beck

Senior Partner

Eldad Ben-Moshe

Senior Partner

Ami Boehm

Partner