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28 July 2016

BC Partners, PSP Investments back in business together with $1.6bn buy of Israel’s Keter

lawn-chairs-691561_640 BC Partners and Canada's PSP Investments are shaking hands over a second deal in two months, with the acquisition of Israeli plastics specialist Keter.

21 July 2016

BC said to have beaten CVC, Carlyle to exclusive Keter Plastic buyout talks

chair European private equity major BC Partners is reportedly in exclusive talks over a majority stake in Israel furniture maker Keter Plastic, which could value the business at almost $1.6bn.

19 July 2016

Israel Infrastructure Fund raises over $256m for third flagship vehicle

road-75633_640 Tel Aviv-based manger Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF) has racked up more than $256m in its latest fundraise, after a five-year break.

29 June 2016

Understaffed LPs missing out on emerging market opportunities, Sarona exec says $

Vivina Berla in Colour Domestic LPs are finding good returns in emerging markets but international investors still shy away from committing, despite an increase in interest, according to Sarona Asset Management’s Vivina Berla.

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.

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