Israel Venture Capital: High-tech M&As totaled $10.58b in 2006

  • Israeli High-Tech M&As valued at $10.58 billion;
  • $693 million raised in Israeli IPOs

This amounts to a third of the total figure for 2000-2005.

The figure does not include Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of Iscar Ltd. early this year.

IVC Online says the largest deal this year was Hewlett Packard Co. acquisition of Mercury Interactive Corp.’s for $4.5 billion. Other major deals were SanDisk Corporation’s (Nasdaq:SNDK) acquisition of msystems for $1.55 billion, and VeriFone Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PAY; TASE: PAY) acquisition of Lipman Electronics Engineering for $793 million.

To view the complete report at IVC Online

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze Vidra

Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.