Leader Investment Banking

Israel’s Most Established Investment Banking Company

Widely reputed to be Israel’s top investment banking firm, we offer our clients top-notch service and access to capital through the issuance of equity, debt and hybrid securities.

We have raised over $50 billion in share and debt offerings over the last decade and are proud to have been selected to lead major IPOs traded on the Tel Aviv 125 index as well as Israel’s largest global offerings including TASE, Nayax and Max Stock.

Our strategic partnership with Jeffries and joint ownership between Leader Capital Markets (80%) and the First International Bank of Israel (20%), combined with longstanding and strong relationships with all key capital market players set us up to succeed in identifying alternative sources of capital, both locally and globally, for our clients.

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The Leader Investment Banking team is a respected group of experienced senior professionals who have worked together through all market cycles for over two decades. Clients have access to the team’s expertise as well as full synergy with the firm’s entire platform, allowing for optimal transactions and a deep understanding of investor appetite.

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Services Coverage

Capital Markets

We specialize in raising capital through public
and private offerings:

  • Public offerings - shares, convertible securities and debentures
  • Private offerings - PIPE, bond private placements, hybrids

Our capital markets group provides capital-raising services for a wide range of clients including publicly-held, multinational corporations and privately-held companies. In conjunction with our research and institutional brokerage teams, we offer in-depth sector knowledge, solid relationships and top-tier expertise in structuring financial transactions.
Our deep market footprint and long-standing relationships with several institutional capital providers allows us to provide clients with the flexibility and support to meet their ever-changing capital needs.

Underwriting

Leader underwriting is one of Israel’s major underwriting groups serving as lead underwriter and bookrunner in traditional equity and debt offerings.

Our reputable team, which averages over 25 years of experience working together, covers the full gamut of underwriting specialties including legal, accounting, analytical marketing, management, rating advisory, structuring, bookrunning and distribution services.

M&A Advisory

Leader provides strategic, financial, and tactical advice in executing complex mergers, acquisitions, company sales, and corporate divestitures - including carve-outs and joint ventures. We have been repeatedly selected to lead some of the most significant transactions in the Israeli market.

Corporate Finance

Leader acts as arranger in syndicated loan transactions and enters into agreements with strategic investors to provide commitments for various types of transactions across the capital stack. Such transactions include first-lien loans, second-lien loans, unitranche term loans, mezzanine debt, unsecured loans, and hybrid convertibles.

We create bespoke private credit solutions for a wide variety of purposes including acquisition finance, growth capital, recapitalizations, shareholder liquidity, and special situations.

We maintain strong relationships with an active network of financial institutions, asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies seeking to lend directly to private and public companies. By combining these resources with our significant expertise in structuring, executing, and syndicating private credit, we offer our clients the broadest funding choices possible.

Amongst our esteemed clients

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Amongst our esteemed clients

Alongside Jeffries, we have also co-led some of the largest dual offerings including Max Stock and Nayax (the first unicorn IPO in Israel).

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