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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 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.