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28 August 2014

Blackstone nears first deal in Middle East

dubai US private equity major Blackstone is reportedly nearing a deal to buy a minority stake in Dubai-based schools operator GEMS Education.

26 August 2014

Square Peg Capital leads $6m Series A for Israel’s Feedvisor

israel Israeli algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online traders Feedvisor has secured $6m in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.

21 August 2014

Israel’s Magma Venture Partners launches fourth fundp

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Israeli venture capital firm Magma Venture Partners has launched its fourth fund just over a year after closing its previous vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

20 August 2014

Stealth security business vArmour nets $36m from early-stage investors

fence wall security Menlo Ventures and Citi Ventures were among firms backing stealth security company vArmour to the tune of $36m.

20 August 2014

Dubai regulator eases rules for private equity fund managers

dubai-5_sq Dubai’s financial regulator has amended the region’s financial rules to attract more fund managers, including private equity funds.

20 August 2014

StanChart’s first MENA deal, $75m for stake in offshore energy operator

supply-vessel-724004-m Standard Chartered Private Equity has bought a minority stake in offshore vessel operator Topaz Energy and Marine for $75m.

13 August 2014

Francisco Partners eyes 47.7% stake in Israeli software company Sapiens for $450m

data-binary Tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling share of software company Sapiens in a deal estimated to be worth $450m.

5 August 2014

Investcorp reports 25% increase in full-year profits

mid east Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp reported a 25 per cent increase in net profits to $131.2m for the fiscal year to end-June, marking its fifth consecutive profitable year.

1 August 2014

BlackRock-based Mobileye prices IPO at $25 per share

isr Private equity-backed Israeli software company Mobileye has priced its IPO at $25 per share, valuing the business at more than $5.3bn.

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.

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