Mr. Amir Gal-Or is an international private equity/venture capitalist with a stellar track record in identifying, leading and building growth companies and securing significant returns for fellow investors. He is well known for having successfully infused new life into a series of floundering companies and managing them through to M&A or IPO.
In the last few years, Mr. Gal-Or has led/partnered four IPOs, 12 M&A deals and eight alliances. Examples include: Shopping.com, online shopping (IPO NASDAQ:SHOP) acquired by Ebay (2005); Saifun, semiconductor company, (IPO NASDAQ:SFUN 2005); Applisonix, hair removal devices (IPO TASE:APLS 2007); ProSight, management solution, acquired by Primavera (2006); Nanomotion, motor and motion systems, acquired by Johnson Electric (2005); Scitex Vision, printing, acquired by HP (2005); Native Networks, telecommunications, acquired by Alcatel (2005); Shellcase, semiconductor company, acquired by Tessera (2005); Maayan Ventures, incubator, (IPO TASE:MAYN 2005); Iomai, medical devices, (IPO NASDAQ:IOMI 2005); Sightline, medical devices, acquired by Stryker (2006); Identify, software, acquired by BMC (2006); ProActivity, software, acquired by EMC (2006); and, CogniTens, industrial equipment, acquired by Hexagon in 2007.
Mr. Gal-Or currently serves as the founder and managing partner of Infinity I-China, a private equity firm which serves as a bridge for Israeli-Chinese business initiatives and invests mostly in late stage Israeli technology companies and synergistic Chinese companies. Investment areas of focus include medical device and services, gaming, information technology and water clean tech. Infinity I-China, the winner of two 2008 Asia M&A Awards, is the leading fund of Infinity Equity founded by IDB group and China Development bank, SVG Group from Suzhou, China. Infinity Equity is currently managing more than US$600 million through three funds with a portfolio of 45 companies and 20 successful exits.
Mr Gal-Or is the founder and Chairman of Maayan Ventures, the Israeli chain of technology incubators. Maayan Ventures is a public traded company, a working partner of the Israeli government for seed investments, managing more then 60 investment holdings.
In 2004 Mr. Gal-Or championed the establishment of the first limited partnership on shore equity capital fund in China and the predecessor to Infinity I-China, the Infinity-CSVC Fund, an alliance between Infinity/IDB and Suzhou Investment arm, CSVC (now SVG).
Mr. Gal-Or earned an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of Harvard University's program in venture capital and private equity investments. He is a former F-16 pilot in the Israeli Air Force and its acrobatic team. Mr. Gal-Or is a member of the World Economic Forum.