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21 April 2015

Middle East Venture Partners halfway to $30m-targeting fourth fund

dollars coins Beirut-based Middle East Venture Partners has raised $15m for its fourth venture capital fund.

16 April 2015

Viola will do ‘less advertising tech’ in just-closed Fund II $

israel Israel-focused growth equity firm Viola Private Equity has shut off its second fund on target at $250m and will continue to focus on many of its traditional sectors but is no longer so keen on advertising technology companies.

15 April 2015

Abraaj appoints Lawati to partner

africa-tanzania_sq Emerging markets private equity firm The Abraaj Group has appointed Huda al-Lawati as head of MENA investment.

9 April 2015

Apollo considers foray into Middle East via joint venture

dubai5_lrg Private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management is said to be talks to expand its business into the Middle East through a joint venture with a local investment firm.

24 March 2015

Alibaba makes commitment to Jerusalem Venture Partners’ seventh fund

news_jerusalem_lrg Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has backed Israel-based venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners’ seventh fund, with a reported $15m commitment.

20 March 2015

Taurus Asset Finance launches $200m Israel-focused venture fund

israel UK firm Taurus Asset Finance has hit the market with its $200m-targeting Arie Ventures fund to capitalise on the “booming” Israeli tech market.

9 March 2015

MENA-focused NBK Capital exits Dem Pharmaceutical, eyes new mezzanine fund

drug tablet pill medical pharma Dubai-headquartered NBK Capital Partners has realised its mezzanine investment in Turkish importer and marketer Dem Pharmaceutical.

2 March 2015

Gulf Capital to make up to six consumer company deals this year

abu dhabi Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital reportedly expects to complete between four and six acquisitions in consumer-driven sectors this year.

27 February 2015

Fortissimo-backed Kornit Digital files for IPO

download (55) Fortissimo Capital’s Israel-based printing solutions company Kornit Digital has filed for an initial public offering.

25 February 2015

Pereg Ventures gets Nielsen backing for $25m Fund I first close

dollar pile stack money capital cash Early-stage investment firm Pereg Ventures has hit a $25m first close for its debut fund thanks to backing from information services giant Nielsen.

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