15 Jul 2019
Avalon Capital, an Israeli investment bank specializing in crossborder M&A, and exclusive partner for Israel of leading M&A partnership Clairfield International, announced that it is changing its corporate name to Clairfield Israel. The name change reflects the firm’s commitment to Clairfield International, and its future together with Clairfield as a corporate finance partnership with a common set of values and standards.
Avalon Capital was founded in 2004, and in 15 years has achieved recognition as a full-service advisory firm for private placements, M&A, and IPO advisory for AIM and NASDAQ listings. It has particular strength in the technology, media, and telecom, medical device, and industrial sectors. The firm specializes in crossborder M&A. Avalon Capital joined Clairfield International in November 2017 in order to increase access to international counterparties and take advantage of sector expertise from worldwide partners.
Clairfield International’s advisory offering in M&A, disposals and capital solutions focuses on midmarket transactions for a diverse client base. Clairfield assists family-owned businesses, large corporate groups, and private equity and family office investors as well as public sector clients in company sales, non-core asset disposals and carve outs, buy & build assignments and strategic advisory. The Clairfield Capital Solutions practice advises on capital structure optimization, recaps and financing, LBO/MBO financing, acquisition finance, and project and PPP financing. With locations worldwide in over 20 countries, the Clairfield name has become synonymous with expertise in middle-market corporate finance and Clairfield International is consistently ranked among the top 10 investment banking firms. Clairfield recently placed first in the Refinitiv league tables for midmarket technology deals in the EMEA region.
The new name in Israel will take immediate effect commercially and will be implemented across all company communication. Along with the name change, Clairfield Israel will align with Clairfield’s brand identity, and all future business activity will be conducted under the new name. Clients and partners will find no change in the quality of products or services offered, obtaining information on products or services, or conducting business with the new business identity.
“Adopting the Clairfield International name allows us to emphasize that we are the gateway for Israeli companies seeking to grow via M&A internationally, while our clients reap the benefits of global access,” says Joseph Sabet, managing director of Avalon Capital, noting that global identification will more clearly define the company’s ability and reach for Israeli companies seeking crossborder acquisitions. “Strengthening our association with Clairfield will also bolster our strategy of working with foreign companies that desire to make add-on acquisitions of Israeli companies.”
“The name change by our Israeli partner reflects the alignment of all our firms and the strength of the Clairfield brand, recognized as a top middle-market firm. It sends a clear message to clients about the unity of our one-firm approach and services,” says Alexander Klemm, chairman of Clairfield International.