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Yossie Horwitz focuses his practice on complex transactional and corporate matters, with a primary focus on representing private equity sponsors, family offices, hedge funds and their portfolio companies in connection with transactions including leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings, workouts, minority investments and general corporate matters. He frequently advises clients on a variety of corporate governance and strategic matters across a wide range of industries and sectors, with a particular emphasis on financial services, life sciences, retail, industrial, real estate and high-tech.

Yossie also has extensive experience leading investment management related transactions, including acquisitions and sales of investment managers, minority investments in traditional and alternative asset management firms, spin-outs of investment management businesses and teams from larger organizations and capital markets and credit transactions involving the same.


  • Private equity
  • Investment management transactions
  • Family office transactions
  • Venture capital and growth companies
  • Israel



  • Represented the founder of a leading enterprise software provider for the health care industry in the company’s sale to a leading private equity firm.
  • Represented an Asian sovereign wealth fund in its co-investment in a $1.2 billion ePharmacy business.
  • Represented Silicon Valley Bank in their acquisition of the debt fund business of WestRiver Group.
  • Represented the asset management division of a major bank in its sale of a portfolio of GP stakes.
  • Represented Affinity Health Plan in its sale to Molina Healthcare.
  • Represented a $2 billion asset management firm in connection with its equity and governance restructuring.
  • Represented the Founder of a $9 billion alternative asset manager in connection with the transfer of control (and significant equity stake in the firm) to the management team.
  • Represented a $3.5 billion financial services-focused private equity firm in a platform investment focused on the auto insurance industry.
  • Represented a $300 million sustainability-focused private equity firm in connection with the equity restructuring of a portfolio company and related financing
  • Represented Apollo Global Management in connection with its acquisition of JP Morgan’s real estate management platform in India.°
  • Represented Viking Global Investors in connection with its acquisition of Rockefeller & Co., the Rockefeller Family Office and the creation of Rockefeller Capital Management, a multi-strategy wealth management firm.°
  • Represented Centerbridge Partners in connection with its sale of a majority stake in Focus Financial Partners to Stone Point Capital and Kolberg Kravis Roberts & Co., which valued Focus at approximately $2 billion.°
  • Represented a leading infrastructure private equity firm with approximately $9 billion in assets under management in connection with senior leadership transition and related equity and governance restructuring.°
  • Represented KPS Capital Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $5.5 billion in assets under management in connection with the acquisition of a minority equity stake in the firm by Dyal Capital Partners.°
  • Represented Legg Mason, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of EnTrust Capital, a hedge fund investor and alternative asset manager with $12 billion in assets under management.°
  • Represented Lincoln Peak Capital in connection with its acquisition of a minority equity stake in Harvest Volatility Management, a registered investment advisor with approximately $6 billion in assets under management.°
  • Represented Fortress Investment Group LLC in connection with the lift-out of JPMorgan Private Equity’s investment management team (and accompanying investment management contracts).°
  • Represented Apollo Global Management in connection with its acquisition of Venator Real Estate Capital Partners, the manager of an Asia-focused real estate investment fund.°
  • Represented Napier Park Global Capital in connection with the finalization of Citigroup’s $2.4 billion redemption from Napier Park’s hedge funds.°
  • Represented NRG Energy, Inc., one of the country’s largest independent power producers, in connection with its acquisition of Goal Zero Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of personal solar energy solutions.°
  • Represented AUA Private Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of Blue Star Media, a leading event, media and entertainment company.°
  • Represented Defy Media, LLC, a leading creator and distributor of digital content, in its acquisition of the gaming-related assets of Viacom, Inc.°
  • Represented L’Oréal USA in connection with its acquisition of Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC, a leading cosmetics brand, targeted at the younger consumer.°
  • Represented Stone Tower Capital, which has approximately $17 billion in alternative credit assets under management, in its acquisition by publicly listed Apollo Global Management, which specializes in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, and real estate funds.°
  • Represented L’Oréal USA in connection with its acquisition of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., manufacturer of skin care devices, including the Clairesonic brand.°
  • Represented Centro Retail Trust, a retail property ownership fund, in the $9.4-billion sale of the U.S. shopping center portfolio (588 properties) of Centro Properties Group, a manager of shopping malls in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, to the Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity firm.°
  • Represented Lindsay Goldberg in connection with its acquisition of Philips Services Corporation, a leading industrial cleaning and environmental remediation company.°
  • Represented Abbott Laboratories, manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceuticals and medical products in its $123-million acquisition of Israel-based STARLIMS Technologies, a leading provider of laboratory information management systems.°
  • $16 billion acquisition of preferred interests in a Special Purpose Vehicle established to acquire American International Assurance Company from American International Group (AIG) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in exchange for $16 billion debt reduction owed by AIG to the Bank.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Horwitz prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Combat Medic, Israel Defense Forces, 1993-1994

Recognition & Leadership

  • Director, International Board of Directors, Leket Israel, 2017-present
  • Director, General Counsel, and Board Member, American Friends of Leket Israel, 2007-2016
  • Director of Jerusalem Operations, Leket Israel, 2004


  • LL.B., Bar-Ilan University
    • Member, Bar-Ilan Law Review
  • New York
  • Hebrew, Native