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Amir Kess killed in road accident
The Markstone manager Amir Kess was hit by a car while cycling to work.

Markstone Capital Partners Group LLC co-manager Amir Kess (52) was killed in a traffic accident while cycling to work this morning. The circumstances are still unclear. The accident occurred at the Neve Yarak Junction on Road 40 in Hod Hasharon. A truck and car were involved.

In 2003-04, Markstone raised $800 million from US investment institutions, including California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and Israeli institutions, such as Menorah Mivtachim Holdings Ltd. (TASE: MORA). It made $570 million in investments, but stopped making new investments in 2010.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com  - on April 3, 2014

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-markstone-manager-amir-kess-killed-in-road-accident-1000929588

Executive Profile
Amir Kess
Former Director, Partner Communications Company Ltd.
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Background
Mr. Amir Kess was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at
Markstone Capital Group LLC. He had extensive expertise
in mergers and acquisitions and the execution of
corporate strategies. Prior to this, Mr. Kess founded
and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Poalim-M&A.
For the seven years prior to founding Poalim-M&A, he
served as Executive Vice President of Arison Holdings
Ltd. and oversaw mergers, acquisitions, planning, and
execution of corporate strategies. During ...

Corporate Headquarters
2 Habarzel Street
Tel Aviv, -- 6971002

Israel

Phone: 972 3 710 4242
Fax: 972 3 566 8787
Board Members Memberships
Former Vice Chairman of The Board of Directors
Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.
Former Director
NILIT Ltd.
Former Joint Chairman
Zap Group Ltd.
1998-N/A
Former Director
Partner Communications Company Ltd.
Education
BA
Tel Aviv University
Other Affiliations
Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.
Arison Holdings Ltd.
Tel Aviv University
NILIT Ltd.
Markstone Capital Group LLC
Markstone Capital Partners L.P.
Zap Group Ltd.
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Amir Kess
Member
Amir Kess has been the Director of NILIT's Strategic
Committee since 2006.

With extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and
the execution of corporate strategies, Amir has taken an
active role in NILIT's recent expansion. He is also Co-
Founder and Managing Director of Markstone Capital
Group, an $800 million Private Equity Fund focused on
investments into “old-economy” companies and
privatization opportunities in Israel.

Amir also serves as Chairman of the board of Steimatzky
(2005) Ltd., Chairman of the board of Magnolia Silver
Jewelry group Ltd, a Board Member of Netafim , a Board
Member of PRS Mediterranean Ltd., and Director of Psagot
Investment house.

Amir received a B.A. in Law Studies from Tel-Aviv
University.

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Mr. Amir Kess was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at
Markstone Capital Group LLC. He had extensive expertise
in mergers and acquisitions and the execution of
corporate strategies. Prior to this, Mr. Kess founded
and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Poalim-M&A.
For the seven years prior to founding Poalim-M&A, he
served as Executive Vice President of Arison Holdings
Ltd. and oversaw mergers, acquisitions, planning, and
execution of corporate strategies. During Mr. Kess’s
tenure with Arison, the firm was directly and indirectly
responsible for investments in Israeli companies valued
at over $1 billion. Prior to joining Arison, he was an
Attorney at S. Horowitz & Co. for six years specializing
in securities, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Kess also
participated in the founding and initial public
offerings of Partner Communications Ltd. where he served
as a Director, Housing and Construction Holding Co.
Ltd., and Internet Gold. He served as the Director of
NILIT's Strategic Committee since 2006. Mr. Kess also
served as Chairman of the Board of Steimatzky (2005)
Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Magnolia Silver Jewelry
Group Ltd, a Board Member of Netafim , a Board Member of
PRS Mediterranean Ltd., and a Director of Psagot
Investment house. He served as a Vice Chairman of the
Board of Directors at Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.
While at Arison, Mr. Kess served as a Director of over
20 companies. He served in a variety of positions
including the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and on Executive
Committees. Mr. Kess received a B.A. in Law Studies from
the Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Amir Kess passed away in
April 2014

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Amir Kess
Member
Amir Kess has been the Director of NILIT's Strategic
Committee since 2006.

With extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and
the execution of corporate strategies, Amir has taken an
active role in NILIT's recent expansion. He is also Co-
Founder and Managing Director of Markstone Capital
Group, an $800 million Private Equity Fund focused on
investments into “old-economy” companies and
privatization opportunities in Israel.

Amir also serves as Chairman of the board of Steimatzky
(2005) Ltd., Chairman of the board of Magnolia Silver
Jewelry group Ltd, a Board Member of Netafim , a Board
Member of PRS Mediterranean Ltd., and Director of Psagot
Investment house.

Amir received a B.A. in Law Studies from Tel-Aviv
University