Many people complain when Israeli companies are bought out and relocated to the USA. The employees don’t have a job. Israel won’t enjoy the tax benefits anymore. Etc. etc.
It looks like this argument is having its effect as the last two major buyouts—Waze and Onavo—leave the companies in Israel.
I am not convinced that this is a good thing. When the company is relocated the principals now have a lot of cash to invest and mentor other companies. And the talented employees can enrich other companies or start new ones in Israel. See the video below for an interesting analysis with real data.
Of course, when an Israeli company is sold, an Israeli Internet marketing company probably lost a client. But that is OK. Because from our experience, many companies throughout the world are coming to us to become our clients. Israel’s reputation as a high tech powerhouse is helping all of us.