Sivota PLC is an investment vehicle focused on later-stage, reputable companies. We look for tech companies in which we can make a difference, as well as opportunities where we can introduce technological change to facilitate growth.

About Us

Sivota PLC is an investment vehicle that focuses on later-stage, reputable companies. We look for tech companies where we can make a difference, as well as opportunities where we can introduce technological change to facilitate growth.

We function as a platform to leverage the huge business potential between Israel and Europe, identifying lucrative investment opportunities, mapping out potential obstacles and helping fast-track scale.

Our company provides capital in special situations, buyouts, and growth opportunities, facilitating expansion. We seek investment opportunities in companies that are positioned to grow, improve and gain market leadership.

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Our Team

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Tim Weller

Tim is the founder of Incisive Media and its Chairman. He successfully floated the company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2000 and in 2006 he led the £275m management buyout which took the company private again. Mr Weller was non-executive director and Chairman of RDF Media from 2005-2010 and was also Non-Executive Chairman of Polestar from 2009-2011 until its sale to Sun European Partners LLP. Mr Weller was a member of the Shadow Cabinet New Enterprise Council, which advised the then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on business and enterprise prior to the 2010 General Election. Mr Weller was Chairman of InternetQ from April 2013 – April 2016 and Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman for Tremor International between 2014 and August 2020. He is also Chairman of Trustpilot, a leading provider of trusted company reviews, and Superawesome, a company with leading technology that powers the global kids’ digital media ecosystem.

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Ziv Ben-Barouch

Ziv is an experienced finance and investment leader in the technology sector. He is co-founder and managing partner of Pereg Ventures; a US-Israeli Venture Capital Firm focused on B2B data companies, which partners with Nielsen, the Tata Group, and other prominent financial institutions. Ziv has led startups and venture investments and has a proven track record in growing early-stage tech companies and leading successful corporate turnarounds. He led investments in CrossWise Ltd. (acquired by Oracle), Nutrino Health Ltd. (acquired by Medtronic), Staq Inc. (acquired by Operative) and has been a board member at Bringg Ltd., CB4 Ltd., Zollo Ltd. and an Executive Chairman at Discuss.io Inc. Ziv was also a member of the investment committee of Investec Israel pension funds.

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Neil Jones

Neil has held senior financial positions in UK multinational public companies for over 20 years all involving significant exposure to international M&A. He has a deep understanding of the UK Corporate Governance code and Board procedures from these and other NED positions. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Huntsworth Group, and Divisional CEO of Huntsworth Communications, its specialist PR communications division. Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group, which was taken private by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in May 2020. Neil took these positions in October 2019, having previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Huntsworth since February 2016.Prior to Huntsworth he was CFO of ITE Group plc (Now Hyve plc), a FTSE listed international organiser of exhibitions and conferences, and before that he was Group Finance Director of Tarsus Group plc, another international trade exhibition organiser. Presently, Neil is the Senior Non-Executive Director of Tremor International, an AIM and NASDAQ listed Ad-Tech company. Neil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying with PWC in 1990, and sits on the ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee.

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Management Buyout (MBO)

What is the management buyout process?

In its simplest form, a management buyout involves the management team of a company combining resources to acquire all or part of the company they manage. MBOs can occur in any industry, with any size business. Most of the time, the management team will take full control and ownership, and then, use their expertise to grow the company and drive it forward. MBOs can be used to monetize an owner’s stake in a business or to break a particular department away from the core business. In some cases, an MBO will take a company from being publicly traded to privately owned.

For a company undergoing a change in ownership, the management buyout route offers advantages to all concerned.

The MBO process allows for a smooth transition of ownership. It gives you the peace of mind that you are passing the company along to a group that you know and trust. This can be particularly important for a family business or a company that employs a large number of people in a small town – a company’s legacy really matters in these situations.

Furthermore, a transaction with company management reduces the risk to the owner of confidential information being disclosed during the sale process.

Additionally, the closing process can be quicker since the buyer, who has been managing the company, knows the asset well.

For many companies, an MBO marks the next stage in an exciting future. Sivota helps arm you with additional capital, fresh ideas and external support to enable your business to move confidently to the next level. Contact Us to learn more.

The Next Generation of Leaders

If you are a competitive, confident individual, committed to innovation, passionate about your work and about producing higher value for your employers or businesses, we would like to speak to you.

If you have discovered, or created, new business opportunities within your company, Sivota can help you spearhead new programs, products, services, innovations, and policies within your organization. We will help you exercise your creativity, take a leadership position, build your credibility, and make a meaningful impact on the business.

Contact Us to discuss how we can empower you to drive your business forward.

Q&A

Sivota is an investment vehicle focused on later-stage, reputable technology companies. We are committed to creating value for our investors based on the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. By identifying existing potential in mature Israeli-related tech and other technology companies, and leveraging our knowledge and experience, we function as the main conduit that leads to profit.

Sivota’s provides capital in special situations, buyouts, and growth capital opportunities, facilitating expansion. We seek investment opportunities in companies that are positioned to grow, improve and gain market leadership, such as:

  • Private companies with significant revenues, a solid customer base and effective business model that require growth capital to further enhance their operations;
  • Public companies that seek growth capital in order to scale operations through vertical or horizontal expansion and potentially via acquisitions of complementary technologies and entities;
  • Spin-offs of divisions of larger public or private companies that have a leading edge in their respective industry, but are not part of the core business focus of the parent company;
  • Selling shareholders that seek to divest significant stakes in successful, mature companies;
  • Management teams seeking financial reward for the future development of the company, more directly than they would do as employees (MGOs).

In these special situations, Sivota is here to help strategically and financially.  Contact Us to find out how. 

  • Our company was set up with the express purpose of assisting companies to grow stronger and become more successful, benefiting all stakeholders.
  • Sivota has a strong local presence and expanse business network in Israel. Our networks, relationships, and partnerships are all essential for identifying future investments and developing a robust investment pipeline. 
  • Our true passion lies in helping companies grow and develop, and we believe the key to facilitate this is through people. Inspired and empowered people take actions that create growth and renew profitability.
  • We pride ourselves on maintaining close partnerships with our portfolio companies. We spend time getting to know the business and looking at where we can take it, and how we become a key part of the team, providing on-going mentoring and support to help grow in the most successful way.
  • We take company culture very seriously, it’s where we put most of our attention. We believe it encompasses all elements of a business, including work environment, mission, leadership style, values, ethics, expectations, and is critical to facilitating change.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help by filling in the contact form, or you are also welcome to send us an email: Office@sivotacapital.com