Investment in Israel private equity sector decreased in 2012, falling to USD2.6 billion from the USD 2.9 billion invested in 63 deals in 2011, according to are report in Globes. The survey covered 82 private equity funds. Investment in high tech companies in 2012 came in at USD 1.9 billion.
A buyout of oil and gas exploration software developer Paradigm Geophysical Inc. by Apax Partners and JMI Equity for USD 1 billion accounted for 39% of total private investments in 2012, which pushed the annual total upwards. The average deal size rose to USD56.2 million in 2012 from USD 45.6 million in 2011. (Image source: IVC Research Center)