Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
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Looking to London – Israeli Companies on the LSEG

Courtesy Anthony Delanoix, via Unsplash
Courtesy Anthony Delanoix, via Unsplash


Despite having only a population total half the size of New York State, and a landmass not much bigger than the size of New Jersey, the ‘startup nation’ has evolved to the “scaleup nation”, emerging as a desirable investment destination from venture capitalists, multinational blue-chip companies and billionaire private investors. But what about the smaller guys, who want a piece of the Israel success pie. How can a retail investor get involved without having to sell a house?

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At one of the most common questions is “How do I invest in Israeli Stocks?”  Investors want a slice of the start-up nation to diversify their portfolio, however buying into startups is high risk, and investors often prefer the rigorous review that companies have to go through before they are approved to be publicly listed on the financial markets.

In my previous article Israeli Stocks on the NASDAQ, which followed the Israeli Founded Companies listed on the New York stock exchange we looked at those Israeli companies that floated their companies Stateside. However, London Stock Exchange has a strong and longstanding relationship with Israel, which we aim to touch on in this article.

The London Stock Exchange (LSEG) have stated that Israel’s ‘knowledge-based economy fosters phenomenal innovation among its fast-growing companies in tech, cyber, fintech, natural resources and life science fields’

LSEG aspires to further deepen their already strong relationship with Israel by attracting more Israeli companies to list on their markets. Holding a flagship conference in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem each year, the LSEG commit to helping Israel’s businesses by enabling them to raise capital internationally for that all-important growth.

London IPOs have outperformed all major benchmark indices since the beginning of 2020, beating the FTSE All Share by 41%, the STOXX Europe 600 by 26% and the S&P 500 by 9%.



The LSEG is the 7th largest exchange in the world and continues to be the leading venue for equity issuance and activity in Europe.

London City Skyline – Courtesy of Biswapati Acharya of Unsplash

As of September 2021, we have seen the FTSE 100 reach pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels.

Israeli companies updated for September 2021

No   Company – London   Stock Exchange  Ticker   Introduction
1 SHEFA YAMIM (A.T.M.) LTD SEFA Shefa is the primary gemstone explorer in Israel, operating in exploration and prospecting licenses covering 60,000 hectares centred on the Mount Carmel and the Kishon River catchments.
2 ETHERNITY NETWORKS LTD ENET Ethernity Networks Ltd is a provider of networking system on chip flow processors company. The Company is focused on developing and delivering high-end network processing technology for carrier Ethernet switching, including broadband access, mobile backhaul, carrier Ethernet demarcation and data centers
3 KAPE KAPE Previously Crossrider, Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world have a better digital experience with greater privacy and protection. (JON – This was in Grey type
4 TREMOR INTERNATIONAL TRMR Tremor owns Taptica, an end-to-end mobile advertising platform that helps the world’s top brands reach their most valuable users through the widest range of traffic sources available. Taptica’s proprietary technology leverages big data to enable quality media targeting at scale.
5 XLMEDIA PLC XLM XLMEDIA is a market-leading performance publishing company. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and more, the Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high-value users for customers in return for performance-based payment models.
6 PLUS500 LTD PLUS Plus500 operates a proprietary technology platform for individual customers to trade CFDs internationally. The Group offers more than 2,500 different underlying global financial instruments, comprising equities, indices, commodities, options, ETFs, foreign exchange and cryptocurrencies
7 STARCOM PLC STAR Starcom offers real time tracking systems for fleet management and security applications of the vehicle and driver, container GPS and satellite monitoring, merchandise tracking and management, and a personal locator for the protection of individuals
8 PPHE HOTEL GROUP LTD pph PPHE Hotel Group is an international hospitality real estate company, with a £1.7 billion portfolio, valued as at December 2020 by Savills and Zagreb nekretnine Ltd (ZANE), of primarily prime freehold and long leasehold assets in Europe.
9 SIMIGON LTD SIM SIMIGON develops advanced, cost-effective, scalable training and simulation technologies and solutions for the world’s largest training programs
10 PLAZA CENTERS N.V. PLAZ Plaza Centers NV is a real estate development company focused on shopping and entertainment centers in Central and Eastern Europe and India
11 PLAYTECH PLC PTEC PLAYTECH are market leaders in the gambling and financial trading industries. Leaders in next-generation centres and content; regulated markets and responsible gambling.
12 MTI WIRELESS EDGE LD MWE MTI Wireless Edge Ltd leader is an international, specialist technology group focused on comprehensive communication and radio frequency solutions across multiple sectors and geographies, serving blue-chip clients.
13 888 HOLDINGS PLC 888 888 HOLDING is an online gaming technology company, with a  mission to develop state-of-the-art technology and products that provide fun, fair and safe digital gambling products to players globally.
14 LIVERMORE INVESTMENTS GROUP LD LIV Livermore Investments Group Ltd is an investment company. Its objectives are to supervise and control the management activities, business development, and the establishment of a strong franchise in the group’s business lines.
15 TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC TCM Telit is a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, with an extensive portfolio of wireless connectivity modules, software platforms and global IoT connectivity services, empowering hundreds of millions of connected ‘things’ to date, and trusted by thousands of direct and indirect customers, globally
16 BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LD BVC BATM Advanced Communications Ltd is a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking and cyber security solutions and for bio-medical and bio-waste treatment solutions via its two operating divisions.


Buying shares in Israeli founded companies can be done easily through approved and licensed trading platforms. The two trading platforms used at are Etoro, and Hargreaves Lansdown

However tracking those companies can be time-consuming. We have built the Israeli  Founded Companies Stock Tracker google sheet.

You can apply to join the OME Open Middle East LinkedIn Group.

By Jon Simmons, Director of


The content of this article does not constitute investment advice. Naturally not all Israeli companies are created equal and investors should do in-depth research before investing. Investors should review all risks entailed in their investments and make their own investment decisions based on their absolute discretion.

Acknowledgements, and further relevant reading:

> Israeli Founded Companies listed on the NASDAQ – Updated Summer 2021

Israeli Founded Companies listed on the NYSE – Updated Summer 2021

> Israel Partnering with one of the world’s most innovative economies by the LSEG

About the Author
Jon is the director of, and co-founded of I61collective, a movement in the UK that facilitates grassroots creative projects in Israel and the West Bank. In the spring Jon supported the opening of the International Prayer Room in Bethlehem. The aim is to encourage Westerners visiting Israel to spend time in the West Bank, and find creative space for sanctuary. During the spring tour, Jon met with Palestinian businessmen and women in the West Bank, to try to understand what they need from Western consumers and businesses to help them and other Palestinians build a financially independent and prosperous future. This inspired Jon to write the series of articles called Partnering for Palestinian Prosperity. The aim of the series is to demonstrate that under very challenging circumstances, Palestinians have persevered to build businesses and viable ventures that are worthy of active encouragement and investment from the West. In 2018, Jon co-lead a group of international and local musicians as part of Music on The Wind tour, performing live to communities on ‘both sides’ of Israel and Palestine. The aim was to invest in the people through the healing and restoration power of live music, regardless of their background. Jon is passionate about the power of using business to bring cohesion between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
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