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arkal

endochoice  peer

operates a 32,000 square foot facility in in Auburn, Alabama. This is the first US manufacturing operation for the Lower Galilee-based company where ARKAL now produces durable, life-long plastic parts by utilizing advanced thermoplastic technologies and the latest developments in high-quality materials. In the first phase of this project, ARKAL has invested approximately $7.2 million and create 25 jobs, with more growth anticipated in the future. ARKAL Automotive, a division of ARKAL Plastic Products, was founded in 1997, and since then, has developed a worldwide reputation for design excellence and utilizing state-of-the-art engineering. Auburn places ARKAL in an ideal location to serve their customers who have operations in the Southern US including some of the leading OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers.

• EndoChoice, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, has merged with Peer Medical Ltd., a privately held Israeli company. The combined company now operates under the EndoChoice name, and is headquartered in Georgia with its R&D center in Caesaria, Israel. EndoChoice recently closed a $43 million fund-raising round led by Sequoia Capital and its existing investors to finance projected growth. Peer Medical has developed a proprietary video system and Full Spectrum Endoscope™ that greatly expands the field of view during endoscopy and colonoscopy, helping gastroenterologists detect more cancerous polyps and abnormal lesions. Launched in 2008, EndoChoice was recognized by Inc. Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

ncr

• ClickDimensions, an Atlanta-Israeli software startup, is now the top-rated Microsoft-certified marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The company has grown to 40 employees with most of them at its Dunwoody headquarters, 4 in sales at an office in Fargo, N.D., and 12 in development and support in Tel Aviv. More than half of ClickDimensions’ clients are outside the US, mainly in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, and they include Volvo, the Dallas Cowboys, the Boston Red Sox, GAF Building Materials, the London School of Business and Finance, MTV Europe, and several groups within Microsoft. Their software enables sales and marketing people to share information about their individual customers’ wants, needs and behaviors in order to identify the best prospects, nurture them until they buy, and then provide outstanding customer service.

• NCR, based in Duluth, Georgia, acquired Ra’anana, Israel-based Retalix , a global tech provider of innovative retail software and services. NCR’s software, hardware, and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, and telecom & technology organizations in more than 100 countries. Retalix's integrated software and services for high complexity, fast moving consumer goods, retailers, and distributors are deployed in over 70,000 retail locations with more than 400,000 customer touch points in over 50 countries that transact billions of dollars in annual sales across its platform. The acquisition was valued at $650 million.

delek

 

argo  syntec

• Delek , a Netanya, Israel-based holding company, operates its Delek US Holding Inc. headquarters from Brentwood, Tennessee as a diversified energy business with refineries, crude oil pipelines, light products, loading facilities, retail fuel, and convenience stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia, employing over 3,000 people. Delek Group is one of the most prominent and dynamic conglomerates in Israel and abroad. In addition to their core business of fuel supply, they have diversified into energy exploration and delivery, biochemicals, media, real estate, motor vehicles and automotive imports, and financial services. Delek US is an integrated downstream energy company with operations in three primary business segments: petroleum refining (Delek Refining), marketing & supply (Delek Marketing & Supply), and convenience store retailing (MAPCO Express.).

• SintecMedia, a Jerusalem-based broadcast management software provider, has acquired Atlanta-based Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. The deal brings together SintecMedia's powerful OnAir® scalable, all-in-one broadcast management solution for media companies and its line of related products with Argo Systems' unparalleled management solutions exclusively designed for Pay TV channels and multichannel video distributors. SintecMedia has a staff of over 300 employees with offices in New York, Denver, London and Jerusalem, and is backed by the private equity firm Riverwood Capital.

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