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

Kuwait  
Rank: 84 · Score: 44.1  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 4.1   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 113.7   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 27,790.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 1.2   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 84 51, 48, 43, 41, 41 44.1
1 Economic Activity 47 121, 111, 83, 25, 78 87.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 74 55, 54, 52, 52, 51 32.1
3 Taxation 82 37, 49, 49, 44, 43 90.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 63 74, 78, 76, 62, 62 61.4
5 Human and Social Environment 72 67, 49, 50, 48, 53 44.1
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 103 25, 24, 16, 16, 22 32.4


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Kuwait  
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
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
Lebanon 82.1 42.6 97.3 45.0 36.5 36.2
Kuwait 87.4 32.1 90.5 61.4 44.1 32.4
Syria 18.3 9.4 92.6 40.0 19.0 16.1
Last updated: 8 August 2016