High Anxiety

Sandler, Neal
December 2007
Red Herring;12/1/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 30, p54
Trade Publication
The article discusses fewer sales and public offerings in the high technology industry of Israel in 2007. In 2007, just a handful of Israeli companies has been able to go public. The biggest listings so far have included the $160-million Nasdaq initial public offering of Big Band Networks, a provider of video routing equipment, and the $72-million listing of IP equipment maker Veraz on the same exchange. This year's biggest sales or acquisitions include the $237-million acquisition of Israeli financial software developer Traiana by ICAP; the $370-million buyout of Saifan Semiconductors by Spansion; the $282.5-million acquisition of Actimize by digital recording platform maker Nice Systems and security giant Check Point Software's $586-million purchase of Sweden's Protect Data.


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