A major American investment company Blackstone Group is negotiating to buy 40% stake in Israeli startup NSO Technologies for $ 400 million.
Investment Fund Clear Sky plans to become a minority partner in the deal, acquiring a 10% stake, «kalkalist».
Company NSO was established in 2009. She is involved in developing programs for cyber espionage. Its clients are, primarily, government and power structures.
In particular, recently it became known that the Mexican government uses the program developed by the NSO for the surveillance of the population.
In 2014, the Fund Francisco Partners bought a controlling stake in the company for 130 million dollars.