The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Bahrain  
Rank: 51 · Score: 58.8  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 1.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 30.9   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 25,009.9   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 3.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 51 82, 80, 77, 76, 74 58.8
1 Economic Activity 42 57, 78, 87, 98, 83 88.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 48 76, 76, 77, 77, 77 55.8
3 Taxation 50 84, 84, 80, 78, 75 100.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 56 85, 80, 68, 68, 69 63.6
5 Human and Social Environment 48 98, 91, 64, 72, 77 54.6
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 84 49, 48, 55, 56, 41 44.5


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Bahrain  
Middle East
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Envorinment
Entrepreneurial Culture
and Deal Opportunites
Israel 89.9 73.6 95.7 84.7 80.2 83.8
Saudi Arabia 92.8 69.4 91.3 72.0 64.0 47.9
United Arab Emirates 91.6 71.9 26.9 79.3 81.0 43.3
Bahrain 88.1 55.8 100.4 63.6 54.6 44.5
Jordan 75.8 48.0 88.4 46.7 50.4 57.1
Oman 68.4 61.5 92.0 65.3 50.2 33.7
Qatar 23.6 62.2 98.9 71.2 80.5 30.8
Last updated: 8 August 2016