27 Israeli companies listed on the london stock exchange
Despite its small stature, the developed market is a tech and healthcare powerhouse. A powerhouse that is growing by leaps and bounds. For investors, Israel, the often ignored nation could be one of the brightest spots on the map. –Forbes
Last year it was announced by Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, that bilateral trade between the UK and Israel rose by 25 per cent in 2017 to a record £6.9 billion, at trend that analysts predict will continue.
Despite having only around 8.7 million residents, and a land mass not much bigger than the size of Wales, the ‘scale-up nation’ has emerged as a desirable investment destination.
One consensus to the reason behind Israel’s success; a relentlessness dedication to bring fast-growing disruptive technology businesses beyond the boundaries of geography. Western nations trade relatively easily with their neighbors, whilst Israel does not yet have that privilege. With such geopolitical challenges, and a relatively small domestic market, Israeli entrepreneurs are forced to plan for commercial success at an international level.
On average the nation invests more than 5 per cent of GDP back into Research & Development initiatives, much more than Western nations. Private venture capital spending in Israel is also on the top of the world’s list.
Winston Churchill said “let our advanced worrying become advanced thinking and planning”. A UK government issued White Paper identified Israel as a trade priority for post-Brexit Britain because of the potential synergies between Israel’s high levels of innovation and British strengths in design, business growth and finance, as well as the UK’s own high-technology, scientific and institutional strengths.
There are now at least 337 Israeli tech companies operating in the UK. Figures from the British Embassy in Israel show a 33 per cent growth in the value of their investments in the year following the UK’s EU membership referendum result. While the increase was only from £114m to £152m, the number of new investors has been sustained, and their investments climbed in value to £298m in the year to June 2018. This also resulted in a 12.8 per cent increase in jobs created in the UK.
LISTED COMPANIES ON THE LSEG & AIM
Listed by Market Capitalisation, value varies from day to day, so should be taken as approximates and not actual value. Share trading available from Hargreaves Lansdown.
1 – FRUTAROM INDUSTRIES | Speciality Chemicals | Market Cap $m 5,284
2 – PLAYTECH PLC | Gambling | Market Cap $m 3,451
3 – PLUS500 LTD | Investment Services | Market Cap $m 1,739
4 – 888 HOLDINGS PLC | Gambling | Market Cap $m 1,433
5 – PPHE HOTEL GROUP LD | Hotels | Market Cap $m 660
6 – SUMMIT GERMANY LIMITED | Real Estate Holdings | Market Cap $m 660.77
7 – SAFECHARGE INTERNATIONAL GROUP LTD | Financial Administration | Market Cap $m 628.53
8 – XLMEDIA PLC | Media Agency | Market Capital $m 559
9 – TAPTICA INTERNATIONAL LTD | Media Agency | Market Cap $m 394.
10 – TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC | Telecommunications Equipment | Market Cap $m 317
11- BCRE BRACK CAPITAL REAL EST INV NV | Real Estate Holding & Development | Market Cap $m 168
12 – CROSSRIDER PLC | Software | Market Cap $m 150
13 – BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LD | Telecommunication Equiptment | Market Cap $m 144
14 – AFI DEVELOPMENT PLC | Telecommunications Equipment| Market Cap $m 117
15 – LIVERMORE INVESTMENTS GROUP LD | Specialists Finance | $m 105
16- MATOMY MEDIA GROUP LTD | Media Agencies | Market Cap $m 92.
17 – AMIAD WATER SYSTEMS LD | Industry Machinery | Market Cap $m 54
18 – B.S.D CROWN LTD | Internet | Market Cap $m 36
19 – ALBERT TECHNOLOGIES LTD | Software | Market Cap $m 33
20 -TECHFINANCIALS INC | Software | Market Cap $m 24
21 – ETHERNITY NETWORKS LD | Telecomms Equipment | Market Cap $m 22
22 – SHEFA YAMIM (A.T.M.) LTD | Diamonds & Gemstones | Market Cap $m 20
23 – MTI WIRELESS EDGE | Telecomms Equipment | Market Cap $20
24 – SIMIGON LD MTI | Software | Market Cap $m 10
25- BAGIR GROUP LTD | Market Cap $m 9
26 – STARCOM PLC | Software | Market Cap $m 8
27 – PLAZA CENTERS N.V. | Real Estate Holding & Development | Market Cap $m 7
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>Israel Investment Forum LinkedIn Community.
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