Investments

Investments
Discount Capital manages Discount Group’s nostro investments. Every year, Discount Capital actively seeks out and executes new investments while managing its existing NIS 1.4 billion portfolio. Since 2017, Discount Capital has been active in mezzanine investments, providing its partners with structured, tailor-made mezzanine financing.

Discount Capital offers its partners significant advantages:
Robust financial position and long-term investment horizon.
Flexibility, creativity and execution capabilities that enable tailor-made transactions.
Professional investment team with financial experience and capital market endorsement.
Minority equity position (up to 20%), timed to support business and strategic acceleration.
Network and relationship with the Discount Group.
Valued partnership and joint commitment to succeed.
Being your partner of choice is our everyday responsibility
Direct Investments

Discount Capital invests directly in the equity of Israel-based private and public companies, and seeks an active minority position (up to 20%) alongside a controlling management group.

Discount Capital invests in stable companies with strong management, a defined competitive advantage, and an articulated strategic direction towards growth.

As a valued partner, Discount Capital’s investment professionals usually join the company’s board and utilize its network, financial expertise and market endorsement to support management in accelerating the business.

In recent years, Discount Capital has collaborated closely with Discount Bank’s Strategy & Innovation team to invest in promising FinTech companies and ventures.

Investment Funds

Discount Capital invests in a variety of investment funds – private equity, venture capital, growth, infrastructure, impact, and more. Over the years, Discount Capital has been an anchor investor and a favored limited partner in some of the highest performing funds worldwide. Discount Capital’s investment team constantly seeks to expand its investment funds portfolio and therefore evaluates dozens of new funds every year in Israel and abroad.

Mezzanine

From 2017, Discount Capital also operates in mezzanine, aiming to bridge the gap between senior lending and equity investments. Mezzanine is ideal in situations where bank financing is not adequately available, thus mezzanine replaces part of the equity in a less dilutive form.

Discount Capital provides mezzanine finance to companies and ventures across a wide range of industries to support growth, finance acquisitions (including leveraged and management buyouts), bridge cash flow gaps, or achieve recapitalization.

Discount Capital prides itself upon being a creative and experienced financial partner, able to offer sophisticated and tailor-made financial structures, either as a sole arranger or as part of a syndicate.

In some cases, Discount Capital joins forces with Discount Bank to bring its partners a full range of financing solutions, including senior debt, mezzanine, and equity.

An investor in Bridges, an impact investment fund to combine financial yield with social impact
An investor in Vestar, a US based Middle-Market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth investments
An investor in AP PARTNERS, a private equity investment group, which provides growth capital to small-medium companies
An investor in ENTRÉE CAPITAL, an Israeli seed VC
An investor with the aMoon fund
Direct investment in SYQE Medical, world's first selective-dose pharmaceutical grade botanical inhaler
Direct investment in AVANAN, a novel start up in cloud security services
Direct investment in G1 Group, the leading Israeli security services company
Direct investment in All Cloud, a leading cloud services integrator in Israel
Direct investment in Feldman, a veteran Israeli ice cream producer
Direct investment in Gad Dairy, the leading specialist cheese dairy in Israel
Co-Venture lending to CTERA Enterprise File Services with Viola Credit
Direct investment in Gaon Holdings (TASE:GAON), a leading Israeli producer of gas and water pipes
Direct investment in Ginegar (TASE:GNGR), a world leading producer of advanced films for agriculture
Direct investment in Menif (20%), a leading Israeli real-estate equity finance company
Realized
An investor in the AXA-IM real estate investment and management group
An investor in Qumra, a pioneer Israeli late-stage VC fund
An investor in the US/Europe based One Equity Partner PE fund
An Investor and co-investor with the Viola Group of funds
A major Investor in IGP, a pioneer Israeli growth capital fund
Anchor Investor in Vertex venture capital funds since 2000
Anchor Investor in Stage One venture capital funds since 2000
An Investor in both Apax international & Israel-dedicated (AMI) funds
A major Investor in SKY, a leading mid-market Israeli PE fund
Anchor investor in Fortissimo funds since 2004
Anchor investor in Fimi Opportunity funds since 1996