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Ishay Davidi, FIMI Founder & CEO[/caption] Tel Aviv-based FIMI is the leading private equity firm in Israel with more than $2 billion in assets under management. Since its founding by Ishay Davidi in 1996, FIMI has successfully completed 80 investments, executed 51 exits, and raised five funds. Prior to establishing FIMI, Davidi was the CEO of the Tikvah Fund, a private Israeli investment fund founded by the late Sanford Bernstein. Davidi also held senior management positions in a variety of leading Israeli industrial and high-tech companies. FIMI is ranked as one of the top funds worldwide in terms of long-term return for investors. Davidi said all of its first five funds generated internal rates of return of more than 25%. FIMI typically invests in mature Israeli and Israeli-related companies that have significant revenue, strong management and growth potential and in which FIMI can create value. FIMI’s current and past portfolio companies include: Retalix Ltd. (purchased by NCR Corporation for $800M), Lipman Engineering Ltd. (purchased by Verifone Systems, Inc. for $900M), Solbar Ltd. (purchased by CHS Inc. for $135M), Ophir Optronics Ltd. (purchased by Newport Corporation for $240M), Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE, market cap $1.3B), TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ) and many others.]]>