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

Saudi Arabia  
Rank: 38 · Score: 64.3  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 32.3   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 639.6   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 19,802.4   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 0.3   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 38 92, 90, 88, 88, 87 64.3
1 Economic Activity 45 108, 111, 110, 97, 80 80.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 32 89, 90, 90, 92, 93 69.7
3 Taxation 78 52, 46, 46, 49, 47 92.1
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 40 92, 90, 89, 88, 85 69.4
5 Human and Social Environment 35 96, 97, 94, 90, 90 58.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 82 47, 48, 46, 42, 43 47.0


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Saudi Arabia  
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
Israel 85.2 75.5 96.3 88.2 82.6 82.0
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
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018