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Mergers and Acquisitions in Israel’s High-Tech Surge to Nearly $4 Billion Amidst War

by | Mar 31, 2024 | Innovation | 0 comments

Amidst the challenges posed by the war with Hamas in Gaza strip, new insights from Startup Nation Central (SNC) shed light on the robustness of the Israeli tech sector. The data, released today, reveals a remarkable resilience despite the backdrop of the ongoing war, with Israeli tech companies securing an estimated $3.1 billion in funding over the past six months alone. This significant influx of capital has been facilitated through approximately 220 private investment rounds, underscoring investor confidence in the country’s technological innovation.

One standout investment highlighted in the report is in Next Insurance, a leading fintech company, which attracted over a quarter of a billion dollars from two foreign funds. This investment exemplifies the continued allure of Israeli tech startups on the global stage.

Furthermore, mergers and acquisitions in the high-tech industry have totalled $3.7 billion since the onset of the conflict. Notable acquisitions include Palo Alto’s purchase of cyber companies such as Talon Security, the developer of a corporate browser, and Dig Security, an innovative provider of data security posture management.

The healthcare technology sector has also seen significant activity, with companies like CartiHeal, specializing in innovative medical implants, being acquired for substantial sums, adding to the overall buoyancy of the Israeli tech landscape.

The report also highlights the establishment of over 20 new venture capital funds since the outbreak of the war, raising a collective $2 billion. These funds, including Iron Nation and Google Support Fund, have been instrumental in addressing the financing needs of startups facing challenges amidst the conflict.

Despite these positive indicators, the tech industry has not been immune to the broader impacts of the war. A notable decrease in manpower has been observed, with approximately 15% of tech workers being called up for reserve duty. Additionally, short-term funding gaps have affected smaller startups disproportionately.

However, there are experts who hold a contrarian view and remain optimistic about the future of Israeli technology, predicting a surge of innovation post-war, envisioning a tech boom that will unlock new opportunities for Israeli companies on the global stage.

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