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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.

23 February 2015

Abraaj registers $48m for growth markets fund

dubai-5_sq Dubai-headquartered private equity investor Abraaj Group has pulled in at least $48m for its Growth Markets Fund.

18 February 2015

Wamda registers more than $55m for new MENA fund

dollars more money capital funding MENA-focused investment firm Wamda Capital has registered more than $55m for its new fund targeting the region.

10 February 2015

Team8 nabs $18m to launch cybersecurity companies from scratch

username password security online Israeli cybersecurity foundry Team8 has raised $18m in a Series A financing round which included investment from Bessemer Ventures.

6 February 2015

Middle East’s Amwal branches into private equity, launches $27.5m-targeting fund

three-arches-1435241-m Qatar-based asset manager Amwal QSC is reportedly looking to expand into the private equity sector and is targeting QAR100m ($27.5m) for its debut fund.

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