Overview

Sam Katz focuses his practice on corporate finance and governance, fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes working with company management and investment banks on securities offerings, financings, SPACs, acquisitions and ongoing securities law compliance and general corporate matters. Sam has extensive knowledge of formation and ongoing representation of private funds and pooled investment vehicles. Sam also has experience in the legal aspects of digital assets and blockchain technology.

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Experience

Representative Matters

  • NASDAQ-listed Kornit Digital Ltd. in a $87 million secondary offering by the controlling shareholder (May 2017)
  • NASDAQ-listed Kornit Digital Ltd. in a primary and secondary offering of a total of $142 million (January 2017)
  • NASDAQ-listed Kornit Digital Ltd. in a manufacturing agreement and warrant issuance to Amazon.com, Inc. (January 2017)
  • $70 million Joint Israeli-Chinese Venture Capital Fund (September 2016)
  • Genesis Capital Advisors LLC in various debt and equity investments in corporations and LLCs
  • Israeli startups in over $70 million in venture financing for Israeli start-ups (2014-2016)
  • Israeli institutions and other investors in commitments of over $100 million to leading venture capital and private equity funds in Israel (2013-2016)
  • RenalGuard Solutions Inc. in various debt and equity financings (2015-2016)
  • NASDAQ-listed CyberArk Software Ltd. in its acquisition of Cybertinel Ltd. (August 2015)
  • NASDAQ-listed CyberArk Software Ltd. in a $320 million primary and secondary offering (June 2015)
  • Needham & Company in an $11 million primary offering by Camtek Ltd. (May 2015)
  • Kornit Digital Ltd. in its $73 million initial public offering on NASDAQ (April 2015)
  • TASE-listed (Y.Z) Queenco Ltd. in a tender offer for the shares of Queenco Leisure International Ltd., which involved Israeli, US and UK securities laws (December 2014)
  • MediWound Ltd. in its $72 million initial public offering on NASDAQ (March 2014)
  • Israeli fund managers in formation of funds for investment in US real estate (2012-2013)
  • $20 million Joint Israel-Korean Venture Capital Fund (March 2012)
  • Gazit-Globe Ltd. in its $81 million initial public offering in the US on the NYSE (December 2011)
  • Leading US asset manager in the formation of funds with over $3 billion in commitments for purchases of distressed securities (2007-2009)
  • $260 million acquisition by AMEX-listed Shermen WSC Acquisition Corp. of ED&F Man’s liquid storage and animal feed businesses, including merger documentation and proxy statement (May 2009)
  • Nasdaq-listed Inhibitex, Inc. in its acquisition of OTCBB-listed FermaVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (April 2007)
  • Renaissance Acquisition Corp. in its $100 million initial public offering (February 2007)
  • NASDAQ-listed Goody’s Family Clothing, Inc. in its sale for approximately $310 million to a private equity firm, which involved multiple bids after Goody’s had entered into a merger agreement; including review of merger agreement and preparation of Schedule 14D-9 (transactions took place in late 2005)

Prior Experience

  • Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, New York, Of Counsel
  • Nellis & Katz LLP, New York/Israel, Partner
  • Meitar Law Offices, Ramat Gan, Israel, Of Counsel
  • Dechert LLP, New York, Associate

Languages

  • Hebrew

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