March 6, 2019

Willkie represented Insight in the acquisition of the Israeli venture capital fund's portfolio, which is focused on technology-driven companies.

Global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners announced the acquisition of a majority of Israeli venture capital fund's Genesis Partners IV portfolio. Genesis Partners’ strategic portfolio aligns with Insight's growth-stage focus, and the transaction will open new doors for opportunity in the EMEA region for Insight.

Genesis Partners' portfolio includes several high-profile companies that are also in Insight's existing portfolio, including, Sisense, and JoyTunes. This acquisition signifies Insight's deep commitment to its existing portfolio in Israel, as well as innovation in the region at large.

Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Willkie recently represented Insight in the closing of its $6.3 billion Fund X, its $1.16 billion acquisition of Episerver and its $500 million investment in Veeam software, among other notable transactions.

Founded in 1996, Genesis Partners is a leading early stage venture capital investor in Israeli innovation with a focus on technology-driven companies. The partners at Genesis manage over $600 million across four funds. Genesis Partners has consistently demonstrated its ability to identify, access, and invest in the most innovative and successful Israeli technology companies and over the years has realized more than 30 successful exits in companies like Audiocodes, Fundtech, PrimeSense and SolarEdge.

The Willkie team was led by partners Gordon Caplan and Matthew Guercio and included associate Stephanie Moran.