GCA Altium appoints new Managing Director Ido Zakai to lead its Tel Aviv office
Ido joins GCA with over 15 years of experience in investment banking, having completed a wide variety of M&A and capital raise transactions across a broad range of industries including Technology, Media, Consumer and Industrials. Previously, Ido was with Barclays’ Investment Banking team based in Tel Aviv, where he focused on covering Israeli clients. Before that he worked for Lehman Brothers in Tel Aviv and London with the Corporate Finance M&A team and also worked at Goldfarb Law Firm.
Ido will be instrumental in supporting GCA to further strengthen its position in Israel and its focus on the Technology sector, particularly the mobility technology area — where we are ideally poised to leverage this key segment of the Israeli market and have advised on many transactions with leading players such as Aptiv’s acquisition of Winchester and Delphi’s acquisitions of nuTonomy and Ottomatika. Ido will also be able to serve clients through our outstanding Private Equity coverage as well as our strong track record of selling businesses to leading corporate buyers including Google, Amazon, Oracle, Dell and Rakuten. Furthermore, Ido will be key to enabling the deal flow between Japan and Israel, where we have already advised on NSK’s minority investment in Softwheel.
“We are delighted to welcome Ido to GCA. Having Ido on board with his in-depth knowledge of the Israeli M&A market reinforces our key strategic focus, which lies on the global Internet, Technology and Consumer segments where we hold a leading position,” commented Alexander Grünwald, Member of the Board of GCA. “Furthermore, we have strong cross-border capabilities, as shown by our track record of selling Technology companies to non-European buyers. Further developing our operations in Israel marries our core competence with the growing Israeli M&A market where those segments provide particularly strong opportunities and so will be of significant benefit to our clients.”