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22 January 2014

Israel hits ten-year high for VC investmentp

It was a record-breaking year in 2013 with 662 Israeli high-tech companies closing financing rounds. In all $2.3bn was raised - the highest amount in the past ten years and second only to the $3.1bn raised by local startups in 2000.

6 January 2014

Israel sees ‘dramatic’ boost in VC performancep

There was a dramatic increase in VC-backed exits, average deal size and average return-on-equity ratios in Israel, according to a new research report.

5 November 2013

Israeli buyout falls in third quarter, while fundraising sees a boostp

Third quarter 2013 saw a decrease in buyout activity in Israel, although seven private equity funds raised a total of nearly $1bn in 2013 to date, with 15 new funds in the process of raising capital.

15 October 2013

Israeli technology investment spikes in Q3p

Investment in Iraeli technology companies hit its highest total for 13 years as $660m was recorded in the third quarter of 2013.

14 August 2013

Private equity remains strong over long term despite final quarter dipp

Although private equity in developed markets outside the US and in emerging markets did as well as comparable public equity indices for the final quarter of 2012, the results looked better over longer periods, according to new analysis.

31 July 2013

Smaller funds drive emerging markets fundraising levelsp

Emerging markets funds of less than $100m each showed “remarkable” resilience, representing nearly three-quarters of all funds that closed in the first half of the year.

24 July 2013

Second quarter ends strongly for VC investment in Israeli technology companiesp

The second quarter of 2013 ended on a strong note for Israeli high-tech companies, which managed to raise nearly half a billion dollars in the first half of the year

18 July 2013

MENA region faces fundraising struggle as private equity deals ramp upp

The private equity industry in the MENA region continued to show signs of recovery in 2012 with an increase in investments compared to the prior year. The fundraising environment, however, remained relatively challenging with a decrease in total funds raised compared to 2011.

20 March 2013

Israel private equity activity declines as homegrown firms slow downp

Israel’s private equity industry saw a decline in activity in 2012 as deals amounted to $2.6bn, ten per cent below the $2.9bn invested in 63 deals in 2011.

28 January 2013

Israeli venture capital funds take fundraising hit in 2012p

Israeli venture capital funds raised $607m in 2012, down 30 percent from the previous year, according to new data.

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