Tech Exits Nearly Doubled in Valuation in First Half of 2019, Report Says
Despite a year-over-year drop in the number of deals from 73 to 66, the total sum of deals jumped from $6.49 billion in the first half of 2018 to $14.48 billion—$7.58 if omitting the yet to be completed Mellanox-Nvidia acquisition
Hagar Ravet | 13:39 04.07.2019
The total valuation of Israeli tech exits in the first half of 2019 amounted to $14.48 billion over 66 deals, according to a new report published Thursday by Israel-based research firm IVC Research Center and Israel-based law firm Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. Not including the $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies Ltd., announced in March and still yet to be completed, the total sum of exits stood at $7.58 billion, the highest in five years.
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