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29 July 2014

ThetaRay raises $10m to fund US expansion

israel Israeli big data analytics technology company ThetaRay has secured $10m to launch its US operations.

18 July 2014

Ithmar, Gulf Capital eye public share sales amid expansion plans

dubai Middle East private equity firms Ithmar Capital and Gulf Capital are reportedly looking to sell their own shares to the public to help fund new investments.

17 July 2014

Israel’s Carmel Ventures collects close to $75m for latest early-stage fundp

dollar dollars capital fund money Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures has pulled in almost $75m for its fourth fund after about a year of fundraising, AltAssets can reveal.

14 July 2014

Abraaj picks up majority stake in Tunisian hospital Polyclinique Taoufik

polyclinique taoufik Middle East-based investment major The Abraaj Group has bought a majority stake in Tunisian private healthcare business Polyclinique Taoufik.

14 July 2014

Abraaj eyes controlling stake in Egyptian biscuit maker BiscoMisr

BiscoMisr biscuits The Middle East’s biggest private equity firm Abraaj Group has revealed plans to buy a controlling stake in Egyptian backed goods and sweets maker BiscoMisr.

9 July 2014

UK, Israel-focused Greylock IL to loosen ties with US affiliate, plans fundraise

split-rock Greylock Partners' Israel and UK investment affiliate Greylock IL is reportedly ready to rebrand and raise a new fund as a standalone firm.

9 July 2014

Magma commits $2.5m to Israel-based cloud app business Applitools

wealth-884054-m Magma Venture Partners has invested $2.5m Series A funding in cloud-based automated visual testing company Applitools.

2 July 2014

YL Ventures in $2.5m seed financing for cybersecurity business Hexadite

chained-door-1339522-m YL Ventures has put down part of a $2.5m seed funding investment for cybersecurity incident response company Hexadite.

1 July 2014

KKR, TPG and CVC eye majority stake in $5bn Americana deal

pizza KKR & Co LP and TPG Capital are among groups looking to buy a majority stake in food retailer Kuwait Food Co, also known as Americana, it is understood.

1 July 2014

ADIA to expand private equity, other alternatives following positive 2013

dubai-highway-387834-m Mammoth sovereign wealth fund the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority plans to up its investments in infrastructure and other alternative assets in 2014 after hitting its return target for the asset classes last year.

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