FIMI in talks to buy G4S Israeli unit for $105 mln

The Tel Aviv private equity firm FIMI is in advanced talks to acquire the Israeli subsidiary of the UK-based security-services firm G4S for as much as 400 million shekels, or $105 million, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported. Quoting anonymous sources, the paper said that a purchase price of 350 million to 400 million shekels would indicate a multiple of 6x or 7x annual EBITDA at the Israeli unit. Several months ago G4S said that it planned to sell the Israel unit for commercial reasons. Last month, FIMI closed a $1.1 billion fundraising for its sixth fund.