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

Lebanon  
Rank: 84 · Score: 43.9  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 6.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 51.2   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 8,526.9   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 1.5   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 84 45, 43, 43, 46, 41 43.9
1 Economic Activity 81 54, 49, 54, 47, 44 68.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 79 56, 52, 46, 46, 46 31.3
3 Taxation 69 67, 63, 62, 61, 56 97.3
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 106 17, 9, 20, 22, 19 43.8
5 Human and Social Environment 89 26, 9, 39, 39, 36 36.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 69 44, 44, 58, 62, 56 51.2


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Lebanon  
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