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

Saudi Arabia  
Rank: 35 · Score: 66.8  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 31.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 680.3   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 21,570.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) 3.2   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 35 97, 95, 93, 92, 90 66.8
1 Economic Activity 18 123, 113, 101, 108, 107 92.8
2 Depth of Capital Market 35 93, 94, 90, 90, 90 69.4
3 Taxation 79 20, 52, 52, 46, 46 91.3
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 37 95, 95, 93, 88, 88 72.0
5 Human and Social Environment 32 99, 97, 96, 94, 93 64.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 81 60, 54, 47, 47, 44 47.9


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

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 89.9 73.6 95.7 84.7 80.2 83.8
Saudi Arabia 92.8 69.4 91.3 72.0 64.0 47.9
United Arab Emirates 91.6 71.9 26.9 79.3 81.0 43.3
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
Last updated: 8 August 2016