(Reuters) - Veteran technology dealmaker David Johnson has joined Glilot Capital Partners, which specializes in enterprise software and cyber security technology, the Israeli venture capital fund said on Wednesday.
Johnson remains a senior adviser to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP <BX.N>, where he was previously a senior managing director. He also is a former lieutenant to Dell Inc founder Michael Dell.
Johnson played a key role in Blackstone's exploration of a bid for Dell in 2013, pitting him against his former boss and private equity firm Silver Lake, which eventually took the computer maker private for $24.9 billion.
He was also involved in other Blackstone deals, such as the acquisition of Chinese information technology outsourcing company Pactera in 2014 for more than $600 million.
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Johnson was not immediately available for comment.
During his more than three years at Dell, Johnson oversaw about 20 acquisitions that included the 2009 purchase of Perot Systems Corp for $3.9 billion.
Dell sold information technology services provider Perot to Japan's NTT Data Corp <9613.T> in March at a loss, for $3.05 billion.
(Reporting by Koh Gui Qing in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)