OBV incorporates its founders long and diversified business experience, vast Network and law competency (being Tech/corporate lawyers for many years).
OBV, founded by Gil, Dan & Ariel Makov, has become a vital intermediary for assisting emerging technology companies in their quest for capital.
Our team of professionals is not constrained by being a small part of a large financial institution with many competing interests, Neither are we a member of a network of multiple small M&A professionals. As such OBV is rather flexible and acts fast.
Uniquely, our team is comprised of individuals that had gained expertise, experience and recognition as investors , trusted finders and business lawyers
(non- practicing since 2005).
Until 2005 Gil Makov headed Gil Makov-Advocates that specialized in the fields of corporate, business, commercial, real estate and Technology .
Being the Chairman of OBV Ltd. a business development company owned by the Makov family, he is actively involved in structuring joint ventures, identifying strategic partners and advancing other business initiatives & opportunities for its clients.
Gil earned his law degree (LL.B, 1965) from the Hebrew University, and is certified as Foreign Legal Consultant (Israeli Law) by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Dan Makov specialized as a lawyer in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, M&A, Joint Ventures, Real Estate and International transactions.
Dan earned his LL.B degree from the University of Buckingham, UK (1991) with Honours, his LL.M in International Banking Law from Boston University School of Law (1992) , visiting Attorney with Hogan & Hartson LL.P, Washington DC. Admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1993.
As from 2005 Dan holds the position of OBV President .
Ariel Makov specialized as a lawyer in the fields of corporate, commercial, technology transactions, software licensing, marketing agreements, joint ventures and Franchise agreements.
Ariel earned his LL.B (with Honours) in the University of Reading, UK 1995, his LL.M in New York University School of Law (1996) , visiting Attorney with Hogan & Hartson LL.P Washington DC & McLean VA. Offices, Adviser to the Israeli “Knesset” Constitution, Law & Justice Committee (2003-2004) Admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1997 , Admitted as Solicitor by the UK Law Society in 2005.
AS from 2005 Ariel is OBV CEO.