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Ephraim Schmeidler

Ephraim Schmeidler focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities offerings. Ephraim has experience in working with clients in Israel, the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has represented both foreign and domestic entities, including Israeli VC’s, startups and companies with stock traded in U.S. stock exchanges, U.S., European, Chinese and Indian VC’s and private equity funds.

In the Tel Aviv Office, leveraging his legal and language skills, Ephraim is active in the unique Chinese-Israeli business eco-system representing with Chinese and other East Asian investors and companies with an interest in working with Israeli entities and Israeli companies doing business in China and other East Asian countries.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • China/East Asia Practice
  • Venture Capital
  • Emerging Companies

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in several M&A and venture capital transactions in Israel, Europe and the U.S.
  • Represented Volvo in an investment in Upstream Security Ltd., an Israeli company that develops cloud-based cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.
  • Represented Top Image Systems Ltd., a Nasdaq listed, Israeli company in its acquisition by Kofax Holdings International Ltd., a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, by way of reverse triangular merger.
  • Represented a group of high-net worth individuals in their investment in Xact Robotics Ltd., an Israeli company.
  • Represented an Israeli-based fund manager in the formation of a Cayman Islands hedge fund focused on investments in consumer loans and in raising the first $20 million of investment in the fund from Israeli institutional investors.
  • Represented Canon in their acquisition of Israeli video analysis company BriefCam (media coverage)
  • Advised iintoo, a global social fundraising platform, on US law matters pertaining to the offering of limited partnership interests of Iintoo Oshkosh Annex L.P., In The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Clal Insurance in an investment into Carr Properties
  • Represented a joint venture, majority-owned by CalPERS, in its 7 million square foot portfolio disposition of on-airport industrial properties at over 30 major U.S airport locations.
  • Represented a group of investors in their investment in a clean energy business operating in east Africa.
  • Represented a Netherlands based investment firm in its investment in an online shopping business operating in east Africa.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Netherlands based company that invests in energy projects in India.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Delaware company that operates water treatment facilities in Africa.
  • Represented a software services Company with significant presence in India in the sale of the Company to US-based private equity fund.
  • Represented Sichuan Hebang Corp. Ltd., a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Stockton Group, an Israeli company operating globally in the environmentally-friendly crop protection industry, for approximately $90 million (Media Coverage).
  • Represented a non-traded REIT in a $119 million disposition of portfolio properties in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented a group of Finnish sellers in the sale of a software company to a US purchaser.
  • Represented Brentwood Associates in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multi-channel lifestyle retailer.
  • Represented Consol Energy, Inc. in a $3.5 billion sale of Consolidation Coal Company to a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation.
  • Represented a non-traded REIT in a $44 million acquisition of two logistic centers in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Represented Healthsense, Inc., a leading provider of aging services technologies in connection with its acquisition by merger of WellAware Systems, Inc., a provider of vital wellness monitoring systems.
  • Represented publicly traded Finnish manufacturing company in its acquisition of a division of a large U.S. company, including the purchase of stock and assets of subsidiaries located in the United States and five foreign countries, and the coordination of closings in different countries across different calendar years.°
  • Represented multinational publicly traded Swedish manufacturing company in its acquisition of a division of a Fortune 500 company, including the purchase of stock and assets of subsidiaries located in 12 different countries.°
  • Represented multinational publicly traded Indian company in the acquisition of a California corporation. The transaction included particularly complex regulatory matters specific to the defense industry as well as cross-border employee benefit issues.°
  • Represented Israel-based provider of application problem resolution software in its acquisition by a large U.S. software company, structuring and negotiating a complex stock purchase agreement that incorporated the use of a novel statutory "take along" provision.°
  • Represented Israel-based leading manufacturer of armored equipment in its acquisition of a Michigan-based defense contractor.°
  • Represented the second largest publicly traded cemetery company in the United States, in the acquisition of Fairlawn Burial Park Association & Heritage II, Inc. from state-appointed receivership.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, M&A
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Litigation
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2020, Capital Markets
  • Recognized, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Recognized, BDICoface 2016-2019 (Israel), International Commercial - Outstanding Leaders
  • Recognized, BDICoface 2019(Israel), Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Recognized, BDICoface 2016-2019 (Israel), M&A – Prominent Team
  • Recognized, Dun’s 100, 2016-2019 (Israel), International Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Recognized, BDICoface 2019(Israel), Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Recognized, Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad in USA), 2012-2016
  • Team member, IFLR, Corporate & M&A, Israel, Other Notable, 2016-2020
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., magna cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, with honors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Humanities
Admissions
  • Israel
  • New York
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
Languages
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational