Israeli high-tech start-ups sold for combined $5.5 billion in 2012

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Israeli high-tech start-up companies were bought out for a total of $5.5 billion in 2012, according to a report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers Israel.

The report showed that the 50 buy-out deals for Israeli high-tech start-ups in 2012 averaged $111 million in size, an all-time high.

In 2006, Israeli high-tech start-ups were acquired for a record $10 billion, but the average total per deal was smaller than in 2012, showing that buy-out deals have become fewer, but larger, in the Israeli high-tech sector in recent years.

Rubi Suliman, the head of PwC's high-tech practice, was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as saying that the 2012 numbers reflected a maturing Israeli market....

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