Consensus Business Group
A Leading UK investment Group, Owned by Mr. Vincent Tchenguiz. Experts at Finance
– Imaginative in Business. Consensus’s core business includes structured & Creative
finance; the acquisition and management of commercial and residential real estate;
and a substantial portfolio focused on Technologies & Projects in the Cleantech, Home
Land Security & Bio-Medical Fields. Activity in Israel includes a diversified portfolio
estimated at over $120M of investments in leading VC’s, Incubators, and select direct
investments in companies in various high technology fields, with a focus on Biotech,
Homeland Security and Cyber and Cleantech.
Acting as advisor to companies within the Tchenguiz Family Trust, Consensus
Business Group has amassed a portfolio of over 300,000 residential freeholds worth
over £4 billion and a commercial portfolio worth over £2 billion. As a result of their
strategic investment, Consensus Business Group is believed to be the largest owner
and asset manager of residential freehold interests in the UK, representing in excess
of 1% of the housing stock in England and 1.2% in Greater London.
Elbit Systems is a global defense electronics high technology company engaged in a wide
range of products throughout the world. The company has several subsidiaries around the
world with a strong position in the U.S. market. Elbit Systems is traded on the Tel-Aviv
Stock Exchange (TASE), and OTC in the United States (NASDAQ:ESLT). Elbit’s main lines
of businesses are: Avionic systems, Unmanned Airborne Vehicle systems, Electro-Optical
systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Command, Control and Communication systems.
4500 engineers and scientists are involved in all kind of Science & Technology as well as
Research & Development activities.
Direct Insurance - Financial Investments
Direct Insurance – Financial Investments operates in insurance, consumer credit, financial services and real estate activities. The Company is held by Zur Shamir Holdings Ltd. .
Both Direct Insurance – Financial Investments and Zur Shamir are listed in Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.
Pro-Seed Venture Capital Fund Ltd.
ProSeed, solidly positioned on the Israeli Venture Capital map since April 2000, has
recently taken major steps in establishing itself in the forefront of the VC market, providing
funding as well as hands-on managerial assistance and analytical support to capable
ProSeed invests in companies from seed to IPO and is not limited to a specific investment
sector. their specialty, is companies that require early stage financial support on one hand
and developed technology companies with initial revenue on the other hand.
In the past ProSeed, together with the Technion Research and Development Foundation
(TRDF), were playing a central role in initiating and establishing the Technion Seed, with
major venture capital firms including, Vertex, Vitalife and Battery along with the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology. Today, their holding in Capital Nature is strategic, and
represents the seed stage investment arm for Cleantech and Renewable Energy
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier environmental education and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Affiliated with Ben-Gurion University, AIES houses academic programs, research, and international cooperation initiatives on a range of environmental concerns and challenges. With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study and live together for an extended period of time; building networks and developing understanding that will enable future cooperative work and activism in the Middle East and beyond.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev spearheads the development of the Negev, a desert area comprising more than sixty percent of the country. It is a major center for teaching and research, with 20,000 students enrolled in the faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. It also includes the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute. The University main campus is in Beer-Sheva with campuses in Sede Boqer and Eilat. The scientific community at Ben-Gurion University numbers over 1400 researchers, including about 800 tenured faculty appointments and over 300 medical clinicians from the Soroka University Medical Center
Ardom Group was established in 1978 as an agricultural cooperative association, under
the name of “Ardom regional industries of Eilot”. The partners in the cooperative were the
10 Kibbutzim of the area and the local council of the Eilot region, a region adjacent to the
southern city of Eilat, Israel. Ardom was conceived because of the region’s continuous
need to overcome a scarcity of natural resources.
Initially, the main purpose of Ardom was the establishment and operation of the dates
packaging factory. Throughout the years, Ardom Group has emerged as a leader in the
efficient use of water, land and human capital, originating and utilizing new forms of
farming, rendering benefits from the collaboration with the high-tech sector.
Shibolet, established in 1973, is one of Israel’s largest, full service multidisciplinary law firms with a strong emphasis on cross-border corporate transactional work with one of Israel’s most finest M&A practices, a major high-tech practice (including fund formation), a leading securities and capital markets practice, a high level tax practice group and a highly professional commercial litigation practice. Based in the heart of Tel-Avivthe firm offers its clients “Integrated Legal Service” in all fields of commercial-corporate law on a world wide basis With an affiliated office in New York City since 1976 and is the first Israeli law firm with an Israeli-Chinese desk in Shanghai joining forces with one of the leading Chinese Law firms.
Rafael Advances Defense Systems Ltd
Rafael is one of Israel’s largest defense companies, with 2016 net profit of $123 million and record-high orders totaling $2.8 billion.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. develops and produces state-of-the-art armaments for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s defense system, while deriving its economic strength from international sales. The company provides innovative solutions on the technological cutting edge from underwater, naval, land and air through space systems. RAFAEL focuses on such areas as Electronic Warfare (EW), Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I), training and simulators, armor and precision-guided weapon systems. The company has also formed partnerships with civilian counter parts to develop commercial applications based on its proprietary technologies.
Established in 1948 as Israel’s Defense Ministry national research and development laboratory, Rafael’s initial focus was the development of missile technology. With the years, Rafael started developing advanced weapon systems for all the branches of the IDF. These systems are based on vast expertise, technological know-how, and a thorough understanding of the IDF’s specific operational requirements. Rafael’s solutions helped bolster the IDF’s qualitative advantage, and most of them have already been successfully used in the battlefield.
Modula Ltd. is a privately held investment and holding company. Its proprietor, Shai Schiller is invested in several fields including: Real estate in the US (Pekka Holdings & Mudula LLC), Security (Terrogence), Finance (Keo Capital), Renewable Energy (Capital Nature and Greensol), and a variety of start ups.
Negev Shelly Ltd.
Negev Shelly Ltd was founded in 2009 by Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shelly Gotman, former commander of Hatzerim Air Force Base who holds an MA in National Resources Management and Strategy from the National Defense University, Washington DC. Incorporating innovation and business development, while contributing to the development of the Negev, Brig. Gen (Res.) Gotman is VP of business development for Arava Power Company. Together with its partner Siemens, Arava Power is the pioneer and leader of the solar energy market in Israel, particularly in the Negev.