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24 June 2016

Ex-Thomson Reuters CEO backs $9.6m Series A for Israeli blockchain startup Colu

bitcoin-495994_640 Former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer took part in a $9.6m Series A round for Tel Aviv-based blockchain startup Colu alongside several other individual and corporate investors.

23 June 2016

KKR, Fajr decline to bid for dairy company NFPC, stake sale scrapped

cow-932817_1920 Middle East food and dairy business National Foods Products Company has reportedly given up the ghost on its planned majority stake sale, after being unimpressed with the quality of bids.

14 June 2016

NBK holds $110m first close on 2nd mezz fund, to close maiden investment soon $

Amit-Sanghvi MENA-focused private equity investor NBK Capital Partners raised $110m at first close for its second mezzanine fund and is about to close the first investment in a few weeks.

10 June 2016

Grove Ventures raises $30m for debut fund

isr Israel-based Grove Ventures has reeled in $30m for its first early stage fund, AltAssets can reveal.

9 June 2016

Rhone Group seals €470m sale of water, coffee machine business Eden Springs

coffee-beans-399479_1920 US private equity firm Rhone Group has agreed to sell office water and coffee machine business Eden Springs to trade buyer Cott Corporation in a €470m deal.

7 June 2016

PE trio launch rival bids for Saudi Arabia’s Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Opsona research lab Three Gulf-based private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing a minority stake in Saudi Arabia’s Al Borg Medical Laboratories.

3 June 2016

Abraaj raises more than $40m through Cleopatra Hospital Group IPO

Global emerging markets investment major Abraaj has raised EGP360m ($40.5m) though an IPO of Egypt's Cleopatra Hospital Group.

3 June 2016

Uber hails Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in hefty new $3.5bn round

china taxi US cab-hailing service Uber has raised $3.5bn in its latest financing round from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), the country's $100bn sovereign wealth vehicle.

31 May 2016

Investcorp scores 3x return through GL Education sale $

studying-951818_960_720 Bahrain-based private equity investor Investcorp has tripled its initial investment in GL Education by selling the company in a £210m deal, AltAssets can reveal.

24 May 2016

OrbiMed raises $307m for second Israel-focused fund

doctor-563428_1280 OrbiMed, an investment firm focused on the healthcare sector, has launched a $307m Israel-focused venture capital fund.

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