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GRIT MIND

an Israeli-based Private Investment Firm focused on acquiring,
Operating, and Growing Privately-owned Businesses
About

GRIT MIND PARTNERS

Grit Mind Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on acquiring, operating and growing privately-owned businesses in Israel. We strive to be a hands-on partner, create breakthrough value, and grow businesses for the long term while preserving their legacy

Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Grit Mind was founded by two professional and skilled entrepreneurs to fulfill a lifelong dream of leading private Israeli companies

Senior Advisory Team

We are backed by an experienced senior advisory team with a proven track record in managing and growing successful companies

Unique Value Proposition

Experience managing family-owned business, long term strategy, operational excellence, and hands-on approach adds up to a unique value proposition

The GRIT Way

Our successful managerial and operational experience forms the basis for the GRIT way – determination, perseverance, and passion

Majority Investment

We are looking to make a majority investment in profitable businesses where owner is considering retirement or transition from daily management

“Win-Win” Process

With our access to capital and flexible structure, we offer an expedited process with a personalized “win-win” deal structure to meet the owner’s needs

About
About

GRIT MIND PARTNERS

Grit Mind Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on acquiring, operating and growing privately-owned businesses in Israel. We strive to be a hands-on partner, create breakthrough value, and grow businesses for the long term while preserving their legacy

Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Grit Mind was founded by two professional and skilled entrepreneurs to fulfill a lifelong dream of leading private Israeli companies

Senior Advisory Team

We are backed by an experienced senior advisory team with a proven track record in managing and growing successful companies

The GRIT Way

Our successful managerial and operational experience forms the basis for the GRIT way – determination, perseverance, and passion

Unique Value Proposition

Experience managing family-owned business, long term strategy, operational excellence, and hands-on approach adds up to a unique value proposition

Majority Investment

We are looking to make a majority investment in profitable businesses where owner is considering retirement or transition from daily management

“Win-Win” Process

With our access to capital and flexible structure, we offer an expedited process with a personalized “win-win” deal structure to meet the owner’s needs

About
"GRIT Is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. GRIT is living life like It’s a marathon, not a sprint."

Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth
Team

THE TEAM

We are two entrepreneurs with solid financial and operational expertise and strong experience in managing and growing a family-owned business

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JONATHAN AVNI

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Prior to founding Grit Mind Partners, Jonathan served as the VP of marketing and sales with Telefire, a market-dominant leader company founded by his family, achieving unprecedent growth and managing a successful M&A deal with an Israeli PE fund

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MATAN MALKA

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Prior to founding Grit Mind Partners, Matan was an Investment banker in the M&A division at EY, where he executed and sourcing dozens M&A deals and advised management and boards of directors on their financial, operational and strategic challenges

ADVISORY TEAM

On top of their vast experience and proven track record, they are truly inspiring people.
Trust us, we know them well

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NIR AVNI

ADVISOR

Nir is a natural-born leader with 30+ years of experience in managing and growing his family-owned business to a remarkable exit.
He is the chairman of A. Denya Holdings, a family investments and holdings company, operating in various segments and markets


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AMOS MALKA

ADVISOR

Amos is a Maj. Gen. (Ret.), former head of the Israeli Defense Intelligence and commander of the IDF Ground Forces Command.
He is the chairman of board of TAT Technologies (Nasdaq:TATT) and AITECH Systems on behalf of FIMI, the largest private equity in Israel


Team

Strong Managerial Experience and M&A Track Record

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Competitive Edge

OUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

We’ve been in your position and understand that choosing a business partner is one of the most important events in an owner’s life. Our unique value proposition presents an attractive partnership opportunity

OPTIMIZED PERFORMENCE

Financial efficiencies and operational excellence for optimized performance

LONG-TERM STRATEGY

Long-term value creation through access to capital and growth strategic plan

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Successfully led and grown a family-owned business to a remarkable exit

HANDS-ON APPROACH

Down-to-earth, rolled-up sleeves management approach

SINCERE FOCUS ON PEOPLE

We believe that people are the main driver for a successful company

FLEXIBILITY STRUCTURE

Our flexible structure enables us to move fast and customized deal terms

Competitive Edge
Competitive Edge

OUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

We’ve been in your position and understand that choosing a business partner is one of the most important events in an owner’s life. Our unique value proposition presents an attractive partnership opportunity

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Successfully led and grown a family-owned business to a remarkable exit

LONG-TERM STRATEGY

Long-term value creation through access to capital and growth strategic plan

HANDS-ON APPROACH

Down-to-earth, rolled-up sleeves management approach

OPTIMIZED PERFORMENCE

Financial efficiencies and operational excellence for optimized performance

SINCERE FOCUS ON PEOPLE

We believe that people are the main driver for a successful company

FLEXIBILITY

Our flexible structure enables us to move fast and customized deal terms

Competitive Edge
Investment Focus

INVESTMENT FOCUS

We are looking to take a majority ownership position in profitable businesses with the ideal partners

  • Track record of consistent revenues and profitability
  • Revenue: $5-$20 million
  • Recurring Revenues: +60%
  • Healthy Margin: +15% pre-tax profit margin
  • Fragmented and growing industry
  • Defensible market position with high entry barriers
  • Diversified and solid customer base
  • B2B services, products and technologies
  • Owner is considering retirement or transition from daily management
  • Owner seeks to grow the business to next level
  • Owner seeks to preserve his legacy with external partner
Investment Focus
Process

THE PROCESS

With our capital and flexible structure, we offer an expedited process with a personalized “win-win” deal structure to meet the unique needs of business owners

Step 1

Introduction

Step 2

Preliminary Analysis

Step 3

Letter of Intent

Step 4

Due Diligence

Step 5

Closing & Acquisition

Step 6

Ongoing Growth & Prospering Future

  • The approximate duration of the process varies from 3 – 6 months
Process
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GRIT MIND PARTNERS

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JONATHAN AVNI

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Jonathan is a co-founder and managing partner of Grit Mind Partners.

He is also a managing director of A. Denya Holdings, a family holding and investments company, and an active board member of Telefire, the fire detection and extinguishing systems manufacturer founded by his family .
Prior to founding Grit Mind Partners Jonathan spent 12 years with Telefire where he served as the VP of marketing and sales, achieving unprecedent growth as a market-dominant leader and managing a successful M&A deal in which the majority stake in the company was sold to Israeli PE fund Tene Capital. Today, Jonathan, assisting the Telefire’s management team to grow the business and preserving the legacy.

He holds a BA in Business Administration, a law degree (LL. B), and a Global MBA, all from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).

Jonathan is married to Shani; they have a beautiful daughter, Alon, who means the world to them. Jonathan has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2012 and a certified mediator since 2014. Additionally, he volunteers at the IDC Alumni Association and is a former wasted football player talent.

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MATAN MALKA

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Matan is a co-founder and managing partner of Grit Mind Partners.

Prior to founding Grit Mind Partners, Matan (CPA) gained significant experience in the Mergers & Acquisitions division at EY, where he advised management and boards of directors on their operations and strategic decision-making, capital structure matters, and growth opportunities. Matan is was responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring deals with a focus on leveraged buyouts of family-owned businesses and executed ILS 2 billion in M&A transaction value. His clients spanned healthcare, retail, transportation, banking, industrial services, and a range of niche businesses.

Matan served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) through the rank of Captain in the special elite combat engineering unit of the Israeli Engineering Corps. He has expertly led high-pressure missions and trained and mentored dozens of officers and commanders.

Matan holds a BA in Business Management and Accounting (cum laude) and a Master’s in Financial Economics, both from Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).

He is married to Hila, is the proud son of a career IDF officer (Maj. Gen) and the best mom in the world and has one big inspiring sister. He is also a sport addicted – running, football, snowboard and more. To Matan, friends are family and family are friends

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Matan Malka

Co-founder and managing partner of Grit Mind Partners.

He is active in the daily management of the firm and all investment decisions. Prior to founding Grit Mind Partners, Matan gained significant experience advising both high-growth and established companies in the Mergers & Acquisitions division at EY, where he advised management and boards of directors on their operations and strategic decision-making, capital structure matters, and growth opportunities, as well as executed on NIS2 billions of marquee M&A transactions , including the acquisition of the largest transportation company in Israel. He was responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring deals, with a focus on leveraged buyouts of family-owned businesses. His clients spanned healthcare, retail, transportation, banking, industrial services, and a range of niche businesses.
Matan served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) through the rank of Captain in the special elite combat engineering unit of the Israeli Engineering Corps. He has expertly led diverse 40-member teams on high-pressure missions and trained and mentored dozens of officers and commanders.
Matan holds a BA in Business Management and Accounting (cum laude) and a Master’s in Financial Economics, both from Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). He is married to Hila, and is the proud son of a career IDF officer (Maj. Gen) and the best mom in the world. He is also a talented football player, a sub-40 10km racer, and a snowboarder. To Matan, friends are family and family are friends.