About us

Kedma has a strong Management Team with a successful investment and operations track record

Kedma has a strong Management Team with a successful investment and operations track record

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

We founded Kedma in 2006. Until then, each one of us had been engaged in various types of businesses, both in and outside Israel, for over a decade. Our backgrounds are diverse – we come from operations, finance, consulting, accounting, law and venture – but we share a common passion: to find promising Israeli mid-market companies and help them successfully grow their business.

OUR TEAM

Kedma’s Management Team has a successful investment and operations track record. We come from diverse backgrounds, enjoy distinctive strengths and each of us has his unique perspective on business. Yet we share a passion for what we do, the companies in which we invest and the people with whom we partner. We have been working together since 2006 to design, develop and implement new value-creating strategies for our companies. Our ability to work together as a team is what defines us, and what has made Kedma the fund of choice for different companies across diverse sectors.

  • Uri Einan Founding Partner

    Uri excels in working closely with CEOs and management teams post investment. His focus on fact based and a systematic approach to management, combined with his strong people skills, helps management teams improve their performance and reach their targets. Uri serves as Chairman of Ace and Vice Chairman of Femi Premium. Previously Uri served as Chairman of Danel and Qualitest and he co-led our investments in Brand Industries, and Marina. Prior to founding Kedma Uri was with McKinsey and Co., ... more details where he led teams in various advisory projects, in the areas of operations, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing and strategy. Prior to McKinsey, Uri was an accountant at Deloitte Israel’s office, where he headed the corporate finance division. Uri received an LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude) and a B.A. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the Tel Aviv University as well as an M.B.A (Magna Cum Laude) from INSEAD.

    “May we have the power to change what we can and the wisdom to know what it is”

  • Gilad Shavit Founding Partner

    Gilad's talent lies in seeing the “bigger picture” without losing sight of the important details. Gilad’s extensive operational and financial experience, gained during his tenure in senior positions with some of Israel’s largest companies, helps our portfolio companies take the next step in their growth process. Gilad serves as the Chairman of Gil Car., as well as being a board member in S.AL, Femi Premium, ACE, Brand Industries and Carmel Wineries. Prior to this Gilad co-led our investments in FIS, Danel, and Qualitest. ... more details Prior to founding Kedma, Gilad was Deputy CEO at the Israel Corporation, a leading Israeli conglomerate, where he had direct responsibility for M&A activities both in Israel and abroad. Gilad was also a Board member at Israel Corp companies such as Israel Chemicals, ORL and Zim. Prior to that Gilad was VP of Economics and Strategy and a Member of the Executive Management at Bezeq, Israel's telecommunications service provider. Gilad received his B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University. He has completed an Executive program at the INSEAD Business School and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Tel Aviv University.

    “We don't invest in trends; we invest in people”

  • Gilead Halevy Founding Partner

    Gilead brings to Kedma his experience in complex cross-border transactions, deal-making and negotiations. Gilead’s instinct for business development together with his vast knowledge of growth oriented strategies help our companies reach their full potential. Gilead serves as Chairman of Brand Industries Ltd., Carmel Wineries and Continuity Software Ltd., and is a board member of S.AL. Prior to this he co-led Kedma’s investments in Marina, and FIS. Prior to founding Kedma, Gilead was a Director ... more details at Giza Venture Capital, where he led investments in communications and information technology companies, and directed Giza's European business activities. Prior to Giza, Gilead was a corporate and securities lawyer working in leading practices in Israel and abroad. Gilead holds an LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude) and a B.A. in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Program for Exceptional Students), both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    “Aim high, see far”

  • Tal Gerera SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Tal's knowledge and experience in valuating and business models makes her uniquely suited to dealing with Kedma's investment analysis as well as the management of our portfolio companies. Prior to joining Kedma, Tal was a manager in Ernst&Young Transaction Advisory Services department, working with private and public companies in Israel. ... more details Tal holds a BA in Economics and Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), and an M.Sc. in Finance (Magna Cum Laude), both from the Tel Aviv University.

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”

  • Nir Sarfati SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Nir's background in economics, accounting and law, together with his vast work experience as a senior strategy consultant and auditor at KPMG, his understanding in financial management as a former budget officer (Captain) in the IDF, and his knowledge and experience in corporate and securities law from his work in GKH, makes him an expert in dealing ... more details with Kedma's investment analysis and the management of our portfolio companies. Nir holds a B.A in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), an LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude), and a BA in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Nir is also a licensed CPA (Israel) and a Licensed Lawyer (Israel).

    “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships”

A COMPANY THAT STANDS OUT

We are highly involved with our companies. Investing in mid-market businesses which are poised for growth is not a task one can handle by sitting in boardrooms only. Supporting our management teams, planning the future development path, implementing strategies and being intimately involved in all aspects of the companies in which we are investing is a daily effort. We consider our various stakeholders, management teams, shareholders and companies our partners and work hand in hand with them to create the best environment for our companies’ growth. Every day we challenge ourselves to improve our current companies and seek new exciting opportunities where we can be of value. The Kedma Team