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Eucalyptus Capital to raise USD300m for late stage Israeli investments

Dadi Perlmutter, Rami Hadar and Eldad Tamir has formed a late stage investment firm Eucalyptus and plan to raise USD300m to invest in Israeli companies.

Investment focus will be on companies with experienced management teams that have developed disruptive technologies and can become world leaders in the new Digital Revolution. The founding partners plan on taking proactive board seats, leveraging their personal experience to help the companies grow and maximise shareholder value. An important part of Eucalyptus strategy is the assembly of an advisory board with world class industry leaders to help portfolio companies scale and penetrate international markets.

Perlmutter served as an executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG), and Chief Product Officer of Intel Corporation. During this period (2009-2013), he was responsible for the business and development of Intel's platform solutions for all computing and communication segments covering data centres, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices and wireless communication that generated sales growth from USD34 billion to USD52 billion and made acquisitions that total;ed USD2.4 billion. Prior to this role for 29 years, Perlmutter held various management and technology positions at Intel and was directly responsible for developing several of Intel's major products, businesses and technologies that impacted its business and transformed industries.

Rami Hadar is the former CEO of Allot  [NASDAQ:ALLT]. During his eight years in Allot, Hadar grew the company’s sales to over USD100M, made three acquisitions and led its public offering in NASDAQ. In 2012 the company reached over USD900M valuation. Before Allot, Hadar was the CEO of two other Israeli companies with successful exits; CTP which was acquired by DSPC [NASDAQ:DSPC] and Native Networks acquired by Alcatel [NASDAQ:ALU]. Hadar was also a cofounder and board member at Combox acquired by Terayon [NASDAQ:TERN].

 
Eldad Tamir is the Founder & CEO of the Tamir Fishman Group (www.TamirFishman.com), which today manages over 16 Bill NIS in different asset classes, and one of Israel's leading economic public figures . Eldad has over 25 years of experience in investments, investment banking and venture capital. Eldad was the sole founder and  partner at all  TF VC funds that have created some of Israel’s greatest companies and exits, including companies such as Chromatis, Allot, Modem Art, Copergate, Radware   and many others. Prior to that, Eldad was the EVP of the Evergreen Group & Venture Funds, executive in Clal Holdings and as an analyst at one of Israel’s first ever venture funds. 

 
“There is a large funnel of Israeli companies with sales over USD10M that can grow to be billion dollar companies in sales and multi USDB in value. But they need appropriate funding, long term strategy and experienced guidance in order to achieve their full potential, rather than sell out at an early stage”, said Dadi Perlmutter Managing Partner at Eucalyptus. “We plan to work with the right teams and companies and help them grow.  Our mission is to maximize investor’s returns and help build more very large companies like Teva and Checkpoint and others.

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