Goldman Sachs buys 10% of Ganden Tourism & Aviation
Deal priced the privately held Nochi Dankner company at $70 million
Goldman Sachs this week bought a 10% stake in Ganden Tourism & Aviation, a privately held company controlled by Nochi Dankner.
Dankner also owns the controlling interest in the sprawling IDB (TASE: IDBH) holding company.
The deal with Goldman Sachs prices Ganden Tourism & Aviation at $70 million.
The Ganden group company owns IsrAir, the Unitel and Natour tour companies, Open Sky - which mainly represents foreign airlines, and a German aviation company.
Aside from Nochi Dankner, Ganden's shareholders include Avi Fisher, the Schimmel family, and now Goldman Sachs.
Ganden Tourism & Aviation made about NIS 1.5 billion in revenues last year, and is expected to bring in about NIS 2 billion in 2006, as it reorganizes and expands.
Ganden and Goldman Sachs declined to comment for this report.
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