You may have heard this week that the Jerusalem-based company Mobileye is being bought by the US-based Intel for a staggering $15.3 billion (yes, that says billion!).
Mobileye has created a system to warn drivers in advance of possible dangers of collisions, and have already had their technology used in the development of self-driving cars.
The exit is by far the largest in the Israeli tech industry, with the next biggest the $5 billion that Cisco paid for NDS 5 years ago.
The GPO provided a list of some of the big exits and acquisitions:
1. Mobileye: $15 billion
March 2017: Intel announces it will buy Mobileye for over $15 billion, believed to be the largest cross-border high-tech deal ever for Israel.
2. NDS: $5 billion
NDS was one of the first Israeli startups to do software development. Their most famous product, Videoguard, is a digital encryption system that protects conditional access television content and is used by more than 85 leading pay TV operators around the world. NDS was acquired by Cisco in March 2012 for $5 billion
3. Chromatis: $4.5 billion
Chromatis Networks was an Israeli startup company which developed next-generation transport solutions. In 2000, it was acquired by Lucent Technologies (which merged with Alcatel in 2006) for $4.5 billion.
4. Playtika: $4.4 billion
In July 2016, A Chinese corporation linked to Alibaba founder Jack Ma bought the Israeli online games company Playtika for $4.4 billion in cash. The company had been bought by US-based investors five years previously but is still based in Israel.
5. Trusteer: $1 billion
Security software provider Trusteer was bought out by US technology giant IBM in September 2013.
6. Waze: around $1 billion
On June 11, 2013, Google completed the acquisition of Waze for a reported $1.3 billion
7. Intucell: $475 million
In February 2013 Cisco completed its acquisition of privately held Intucell. Intucell provides advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, which enables mobile carriers to plan, configure, manage, optimize and heal cellular networks automatically, according to real-time changing network demands.
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