Catalyst Investments is an Israeli based Private Equity multi-fund firm with unparalleled access to Israeli deal flow and a global based network. Since 1993 the Catalyst team managed and executed three top-performing funds. The partners enjoy a global background, significant business networks and vast transactional experience in global capital markets and cross border M&A.
With over $350M under management, Catalyst supports capital and long-term growth of innovative Israeli companies in global markets, with a special focus on China and other high-growth emerging markets. Catalyst offers a unique and value-added platform to its portfolio companies consisting of a network of strategic investors in various markets across the US, Europe, China and emerging markets.
Driving Global Growth
Henricus Bunting (1545 – 1606) Map of the World as a cloverleaf, with Jerusalem as its center from his book “Itinarium Sacrae Scripture”, Helmstadt, 1581
Catalyst Fund I
The Catalyst Fund L.P. (Catalyst I, vintage 2000) was a top performer among Israeli funds, with 6 exits out of 11 portfolio companies. The Fund invested in technology companies and had a diversified portfolio, including companies from the telecom, information technology, medical devices, and biotechnology sectors.
Catalyst Fund II
The Catalyst Private Equity Partners Fund L.P. (Catalyst II, vintage 2007), invested in mature, internationally expanding Israeli companies in diverse sectors. The Fund invested in 12 portfolio companies, including two major market leaders in their fields, Mobileye and Tufin (NYSE:TUFN).
Catalyst CEL Fund
The Catalyst CEL Israel-China Fund primarily targets mid-to-late stage companies with proven innovation and a growth strategy oriented towards expansion of activities into emerging markets. The Fund was established in partnership with China Everbright Limited (165:HK), and is jointly managed. The strategic cooperation between Catalyst and China Everbright allows the Fund to support growth of Israeli companies in Greater China. The Fund had its first closing in March 2014 and reached its final closing in December 2015 with $200M in commitments. To date the Fund has made investments into 5 portfolio companies – Lamina Technologies, X-Jet, SatixFy, Taboola and Eloxx(NASDAQ:ELOX)
The Catalyst Direct Secondary Fund is a value-driven dedicated direct secondary fund that acquires interests from investors, founders and employees in Israeli-related growth-to-late stage tech companies through the secondary market. The Fund also invests into time-sensitive, complex investments situations that fall outside of the traditional investment mandates of other funds. The Fund will seek to build a diversified portfolio in sectors including enterprise software, semiconductor, AR/VR, Cyber Security, Autotech, Digital Media, and Internet-of-Things, amongst others.
*Yair Shamir was elected Parliament Member and served as Minister of Agriculture of the State of Israel in the 19th Knesset from 2013 until 2015.