May 9, 2016 |The Israel Venture Capital Research Center (IVC) has published its IVC-Shibolet Israeli Private Equity Market Survey for the first quarter of 2016. The survey showed that Israeli private equity activity dropped in the first quarter of 2016: $265 million invested in 15 deals. In additon, the survey reported a 69% decrease in private equity deal making in in the first quarter of 2016 from the previous quarter. Regarding technology sector leads, it was found that software dominated PE market with 64% of all dollar proceeds. Also, straight equity continued as the favored investment mechanism – 80% of deals in the quarter.