Leviev, one of the strongest forces in the global diamond sphere, seems to have brought some of that gemmy gleam into the grimy Tel Aviv business arena. The 70th birthday bash he threw for Africa Israel, which he had bought seven years previously, included a gala breakfast for the press at Holiday Inn, a glittering party at Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem, and a single, rare interview with Haaretz.
Neither Leviev nor his officers exposed any particularly dramatic plans Africa Israel has up its sleeve. Nor did they report any major new deals. Africa Israel has been a good source of stories for the business pages, in its contest to win the light rail contract in Tel Aviv for instance, or massive land purchases in Miami, its transactions to buy apartments in Prague, its anticipated investment in Namibia or its real estate adventures in New York.
Yet none stood out as a unique source of massive profit, nor did Africa Israel talk about floating a subsidiary. All it did was report some new transactions that may or may not be profitable over the years. Some attribute the surge to Leviev's optimistic evaluation that Africa Israel would be worth not one billion dollars but five billion within three years. Later he corrected himself, saying he'd meant seven years, but still. Leviev also explained he was not basing that on a specific business plan, but on a long-term vision.
He was calling the Africa Israel officers to the flag, he explained 25 of them got classy Breitling watches at the birthday party. One cannot expect that the capital market animals took him at his word and added NIS million to Africa Israel's market cap to factor it in. But maybe the capital market learned something it liked about Leviev's vision, ambition and drive. One institutional manager said it was the exposure of Africa Israel's operations abroad.
The market used to be suspicious of Leviev, not knowing who he was, the man explained. Nonsense, scoffs another market maven, "It's a classic example of the market liking a mystery. It is not necessarily anti-natural feed feelings of affection towards the same sex.
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Is it all right with you if I keep the same sex? If you've been married a long time, it's always the same sex. Anybody who's ever been married knows it's always the same sex! And sponsors should really be the same sex. Because he hasn't had a physical or romantic affair With a member of the same sex. I realized there were a lot of people who weren't as gay as I was - gay being happy, not gay being attracted to the same sex.At least half a billion shekels. You know, when two people of the same sex find each other. How did Leviev create so much value with such paucity of resources? Yael wants to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The 70th birthday bash he threw for Africa Israel, which he had bought seven years previously, included a gala breakfast for the press at Holiday Inn, a glittering party at Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem, and a single, rare interview with Haaretz. Neither Leviev nor his officers exposed any particularly dramatic plans Africa Israel has up its sleeve.