Last updated February 16th 2017

February 7, 2017 | In 2016, Israeli and foreign private equity funds invested a record $3.5 billion in 68 deals, the highest amount ever invested by private equity entities, according to a new report released today by IVC Research Center and Israeli law firm Shibolet. The amount was 14 percent up from 2015, and 29 percent above the $2.73 billion invested in 2014. The number of deals, however, dropped 17 percent in 2016, down from 103 deals in 2015, and 17 percent below the five-year average of 82 private equity transactions.