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

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Rank: 68 · Score: 50.1  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 2.4   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 192.7   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 81,647.5   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 4.7   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 68 59, 58, 57, 58, 57 50.1
1 Economic Activity 123 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 23.6
2 Depth of Capital Market 42 83, 85, 85, 85, 83 62.2
3 Taxation 59 70, 75, 73, 69, 66 98.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 39 83, 87, 90, 90, 86 71.2
5 Human and Social Environment 14 111, 112, 110, 110, 111 80.5
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 109 20, 20, 21, 20, 16 30.8


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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
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