Topics: Venture Capital

Private Equity Struggling to Raise Funds in the Middle East

Private Equity Struggling to Raise Funds in the ...

Private equity and venture capital funds are not performing strongly in the Middle East, according to the latest reporting. MENA Private Equity Association published its annual report, which shows a 41% drop in private equity and venture capital funds last year. In terms of the region’s winner, UAE attracted the most interest from private equity funds.   The report’s findings [...]

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make Capital Deliver Super Returns

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make ...

A new breed of investor is pursuing a "triple bottom line" strategy, including in their due diligence an analysis of the social, environmental and governance  risks and impacts of investments. As result, there are new opportunities for investing in transportation networks, alternative energy infrastructure, textiles and even farmlands. The motivation is to make money on the deals but also to [...]

Exploring Israel’s Popularity as a Start-up Hub

Exploring Israel’s Popularity as a Start-up Hub

Although Israel is situated in a volatile part of the world, in recent years it has emerged as one of world’s great start-up hubs.   Research conducted by Professor Glenn Yago, a Fellow at the world-renowned Milken Institute, indicates that 82% of all venture capital and private equity investment in Israel goes into start-up businesses, compared with a more balanced [...]

Signs of Optimism in Israel VC Investment?

Signs of Optimism in Israel VC Investment?

Total investments by Israeli VC funds are still relatively low compared to the past; however in the past two quarters nearly half of the investments were first rounds, according to The IVC Research Center in its latest email bulletin received by Dealmarket Digest.   The research group In the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments amounted to USD 483 [...]