Merchavia

Company Profile

An investment company specializing in investing in life science companies. The company has a strategic partnership with the innovation arm of the leading medical center in US – Cleveland Clinic.

The company currently has 6 investments in companies targeted to markets which are estimated in billions of dollars, in various fields. The company regularly reviews dozens of projects annually.

Merchavia Life Science Business Strategy

Great potential

Invest in technologies and platforms with high potential for development and commerce of products in leading fields of medicine.

Unique deal flow

Invest in companies, technologies and medical products while collaborating with leading international companies and building unique strategic ties.

Unmet needs

Invest in medical solutions that are in demand and have high market potential.

We believe in focus

Clearly focused investments, preferably while joining a leading strategic entity.

Investment Policy

  • Targeted investment in promising companies which target huge markets with clear demand for products, while rational risk management through the company's management, investment preference is given to investment in companies related to Cleveland Clinic. Emphasis on investments with a horizon to value unlock in 18 months.

Share Holding Structure

Merchavia is a public traded in TASE
On 30/04/19 the shares allocation have been:
35% – The public
65% – Entities related and controlled by Goldstein Family and traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. [ Read More…]

 

Goldstein Family

Owners of an exceptionally broad-scale family real estate company in the USA. Several years ago, the family decided to invest in Israel and purchased a public company for tens of millions of NIS. 

Merhavia management

Eli Arad | CEO

Mr. Arad has served as CFO in Numerous public companies as D medical Industries,  Bio-Cell, Biomedix Incubator ETC.. Eli has vast experience with Israeli startups and has served in numerous leading roles in the Israeli start-up sector. Eli has broad experience in all aspects of financial management as well as experience with leading private and public placements by institutional investors and private investors. Eli worked at PWC Israel for almost 7 years.

Rani Lifshitz | Chairman of the Board

Attorney and economist with over 20 years of experience in various senior management positions in the fields of finance and energy in Israel and around the world.

The Board Members

Ilan Goldstein

Certified lawyer (USA) and senior manager in the Goldstein family global business of real estate and growth companies.

Ephraim Gerlitz

Manager of the Goldstein business in Israel. Holds more than 20 years of senior positions, mostly in the real estate business. 

Erez Alroy

Has been a director of the SHL Telemedicine (ticker SHLTN ) since its inception. Prior to his current position as Co-CEO he served as SHL Israel’s managing director. Mr. Alroy holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yaron Kaiser

Holds LL.B. Law (2006)  an is an active attorney since 2007.  Yaron is a senior attorney at Glusman & Co. legal firm and is in charge of various aspects of commercial law.

Michal Aharon

With more than 15 years experience in a senior positions, as a Chief Financial Officer.

Ophir Shachaf

Vice President – Business Development EHealth ventures. Formerly served as CEO of Hadasit Bio Holdings.  Holds an MBA from the New York University.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Elhanan Streit | IL

Active in investments for several decades, primarily at the international level. Served as Managing Director of the Weizmann Institute’s Yeda Company and of Miles Laboratories (owned by Bayer Germany), Was involved in dozens of licensing agreements of developments in the life sciences

Prof. Avital Fast | IL

Director of the Rehabilitation Department at Ichilov Medical Center. Served for 17 years as head of the Rehabilitation Department at the Montefiore Hospital in New York. Initiated several patents in the field of rehabilitation. Has an extensive network of contacts and entrepreneurial vision.

Dr. Arnon Chait | USA

Founder and CEO of Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. Has over 25 years of experience in NASA. Founded and led biomed companies, research companies and companies engaged in optical electronics.

Kevin Mendelson | USA

Medtech and life sciences consultant to a diverse range of companies, including JUMPSTART, University of Pittsburgh, and more. Formerly served as VP of finance at CardioInsight which was sold to Medtronic in 2015.

Eldad Yassur | IL

CEO of ARROW Israel. Arrow Electronics is a leading global distribution company that supplies electronic components and assemblies to high-tech and electronics companies in Israel and around the world, with a turnover of $18 billion.