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12 November 2015

Square Peg leads $60m round in freelance marketplace Fiverr

Suit Square Peg Capital has led a $60m financing round in freelance services marketplace Fiverr.

11 November 2015

Abraaj leads $60m Series C round for MENA-based car service app Careem

chauffeurs-966695_1920 Dubai-based The Abraaj Group has led a $60m Series C investment round in mobile car booking service Careem.

3 November 2015

Francisco looking to sell mobile phone spy company NSO Group

code-707069_1920 NSO Group, a secretive online security company owned by US private equity firm Francisco Partners, is apparently looking for a new buyer.

29 October 2015

Currency at forefront of risks in developing countries dealmaking, LPs say $

dollars coins Currency risk plays a major role in deciding whether to support a private equity fund in an emerging market according to limited partners at the Private Equity in Emerging market conference.

29 October 2015

Exits are not an issue for power assets in developing countries say execs $

twilight-532720_640 Exits are not the issue when it comes investing in power assets in developing countries - the issue lies in finding capital to make them operational, according to panelists at this week's Private Equity in Emerging Markets conference in London.

23 October 2015

Israel Biotech targets $100m for debut fund

isr Newly formed venture capital firm Israel Biotech Fund has launched its first fund with a $100m target, AltAssets understands.

20 October 2015

PineBridge to shutter Middle East unit, regional chief Al Zain said to resign

Talal Al Zain Pinebridge - AltAssets Private Equity News PineBridge Investments is said to be shuttering its Middle East unit three years after setting up a regional headquarters in Bahrain.

14 October 2015

Third Point leads $25m round for security software firm SentinelOne

security-265130_1920 Third Point Ventures, the emerging technology investment arm of New York-based investment adviser Third Point, has led a $25m Series B round in endpoint security provider SentinelOne.

8 October 2015

NBK Capital exits Turkish aquaculture firm Kiliç Deniz

time-726739_1280 Dubai-headquartered NBK Capital Partners has sold its equity investment in Kiliç Deniz, a Turkey-based specialist of sea- and fresh-water fish production.

1 October 2015

Tiba deal marks Abraaj Group’s second Egyptian education investment

happy-children-876541_1280 Dubai-based The Abraaj Group has tapped its second North Africa Fund to invest in Egypt-based education services provider Tiba Group.

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