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

Qatar  
Rank: 60 · Score: 54.5  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 2.6   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 152.5   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 58,635.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 2.5   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 60 99, 100, 95, 81, 65 54.5
1 Economic Activity 32 110, 118, 111, 93, 93 84.1
2 Depth of Capital Market 77 84, 84, 74, 64, 48 34.8
3 Taxation 62 73, 69, 66, 69, 63 99.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 92 89, 88, 87, 35, 33 49.6
5 Human and Social Environment 17 109, 110, 109, 108, 108 74.3
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 42 90, 94, 92, 84, 83 61.2


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Qatar  
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
United Arab Emirates 82.9 66.6 27.5 80.9 80.1 65.1
Saudi Arabia 80.5 69.7 92.1 69.4 58.8 47.0
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
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018