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22 May 2015

Israel’s Glilot raises $77m for second VC fund

isr Israel-based venture capital firm Glilot Capital Partners has closed its second fund on $77m, over double the size of its predecessor.

20 May 2015

Abraaj commits $30m to launch Auvest MENASA Fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Global growth investor The Abraaj Group has committed $30m to mark the formal launch of the Auvest MENASA Opportunities Fund I.

20 May 2015

Abraaj, Emirates NBD ‘considering IPO’ of Network International

Dubai International Financial Centre The Abraaj Group and Emirates NBD PJSC "are considering an initial public offering" of Network International, a credit-card payments processing unit they own, Bloomberg is reporting, citing three unidentified people with knowledge of the matter.

6 May 2015

Israel’s Shavit Capital approaches $60m target for third fund

news_jerusalem_lrg Jerusalem-based venture capital investor Shavit Capital is edging towards the $60m target for its third fund, having registered $52.1m for the vehicle.

1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capital Private equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

1 May 2015

Israel’s Fortissimo thanks ‘new, prestigious investors’ for $470m Fund IV

music-3-778197-m Israeli private equity firm Fortissimo Capital Fund has closed its fourth special situations-focused vehicle on $470m.

30 April 2015

Francisco Partners to take ClickSoftware private for $438m

cloud Francisco Partners, ClickSoftware, Nasdaq, HealthcareSource, private equity, buyout

30 April 2015

Apax among 20 entities looking to buy Israeli defence firm

tank-3-1406392-m Private equity firm Apax Partners is among 20 Israeli and foreign entities interested in purchasing defence firm Israel Military Industries (IMI), AltAssets understands.

29 April 2015

TPG Growth backs Israeli big data storage provider Infinidat

green-box-with-paper-tag-1439541-m TPG Growth has tapped its newly-closed investment vehicle to invest $150m in enterprise—class storage business Infinidat.

29 April 2015

Post-crisis Gulf PE industry ‘more sophisticated’ says new NBK Capital Partners senior MD

Daytime view of Burj Khalifa 2 The post-financial crisis consolidation of the Gulf’s private equity industry has left a core of around 12 experienced major players, which is re-shaping the types of deals being done in the region and how they’re being managed.

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