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4 February 2016

FIMI collects $1.1bn for Israel-focused Fund VI

israel_flarground_170sq Israel-based private equity firm FIMI Opportunity Funds is said to have raised $1.1bn for its sixth fund, for which it was targeting $1bn.

3 February 2016

First ever Israel-China fund raises over $200m

israel Catalyst Private Equity and China Everbright have reportedly raised more than $200m for the first Israel-China private equity fund.

3 February 2016

Israel internet-of-things platform Seebo seals $8.5m Series A round

computer-1149148_1920 Carmel Ventures and TPY Capital have invested $8.5m in Israel internet-of-things platform Seebo.

29 January 2016

Turquoise teams up with Swiss REYL to launch Iran-focused PE fund

Daytime view of Dubai, Burj khalifa Iranian financial services group Turquoise Partners and Swiss REYL Finance are partners in a new fund, targeting to raise $200m over the next half year.

21 January 2016

SGVC reels in $50m for Fund II

Portrait-of-Dovi-Frances Venture capital firm SGVC, led by international investor Dovi Frances, has announced it raised $50m for its second fund focused on startup businesses in the US and Israel.

13 January 2016

ADIA hires GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as global private equities head

abu-1006336_1280 Middle Eastern sovereign investor the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has hired GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as its new global head of private equities.

11 January 2016

Buyout bidding for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Raya supermarkets stalls

fruit-1095326_1920 A private equity buyout of Saudi Arabian supermarket chain Al-Raya For Foodstuff appears to have stalled over differences in valuation.

7 January 2016

Gulf Capital collects $175m for first close of second credit fund

globe-1029209_1920 Middle Eastern private equity major Gulf Capital has held an AED644m ($175m) first close for its latest credit fund, putting it well on the way to its target.

23 December 2015

Abraaj offloads part of Tunisian pharma business Unimed

teladoc Middle East-based investment major The Abraaj Group has exited part of its interest in Unimed, which is said to be Tunisia's second-largest local pharmaceutical company.

16 December 2015

Fajr Capital eyeing Dubai-based food & beverage business Cravia

vegetable_market_supermarket Islamic investment firm Fajr Capital is said to be in talks to acquire Dubai-based food and beverages franchise group Cravia.

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