Shibolet & Co. and IVC Research Center PE survey for Q4
2016 Israeli private equity financing peaks – with $3.5 billion Key facts:
72% of total capital volume resulted from four largest buyouts – each above $100 million
Israeli PE transactions shrink in 2016 – number of deals 17% down from 5-year average
Israeli PE funds’ share reached 18% in 2016 – lowest in the past 5 years
According to our partner Omer Ben-Zvi, “Israel experienced a substantial decrease in the number of private equity investment deals during 2016. This is in line with the decline in the US private equity market. However, the 2016 annual private equity deal amount – the highest ever recorded – was encouraging, as was the stable activity of foreign PE funds with another annual record amount. Another strength sign is the continued activity of the private equity technology sector. We therefore believe it is too early to declare the beginning of a slowdown in the Israeli private equity industry.