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

Kuwait  
Rank: 79 · Score: 45.3  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 4.2   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 110.9   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 26,401.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -2.1   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 79 59, 54, 49, 45, 46 45.3
1 Economic Activity 84 85, 45, 74, 85, 41 66.7
2 Depth of Capital Market 71 78, 79, 54, 58, 54 42.4
3 Taxation 82 49, 44, 43, 48, 43 90.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 81 76, 60, 61, 45, 44 55.9
5 Human and Social Environment 74 50, 48, 55, 50, 51 41.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 105 19, 16, 17, 19, 20 31.8


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

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 70.3 55.4 100.9 66.5 50.1 49.4
Qatar 84.1 34.8 99.5 49.6 74.3 61.2
Jordan 60.0 50.3 92.3 38.0 48.3 50.8
Oman 48.7 54.0 89.8 63.5 51.0 33.6
Kuwait 66.7 42.4 90.9 55.9 41.8 31.8
Lebanon 68.4 31.3 97.3 43.8 36.8 51.2
Syria 46.7 5.4 88.4 35.3 15.4 14.4
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018