Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is poised to introduce a raft of measures aimed at stopping Israel's hottest companies from listing in the U.S..
Israel has a vibrant start-up scene but the TASE has struggled to lure in tech companies to go public at home. Instead firms like Wix.com, which helps people build websites, opted to list on the tech-heavy Nasdaq in the U.S. Over half of the 25 companies looking to go public in 2015 and 2016 are considering the Nasdaq, according to the Israel Venture Capital Research Center .
Another big exit trend for Israeli companies is to look to be acquired rather than continue to grow with over 80 percent of company exits in 2014 down to acquisitions.
"We see a trend of companies that are exiting the market, probably too soon. When they reach growth they go to the United States or sometimes to London," TASE CEO Yossi Beinart, told CNBC in a TV interview.
To counter this, the TASE is introducing a set a new rules that are designed to make staying in Israel attractive. These would include allowing companies to report in U.S.-style accounting and providing analysis of companies for global investors.