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

Syria  
Rank: 121 · Score: 17.3  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 18.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 32.0   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 1,731.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -16.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 121 17, 8, 4, 7, 4 17.3
1 Economic Activity 125 3, 0, 0, 21, 0 18.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 107 21, 18, 20, 19, 18 9.4
3 Taxation 74 41, 47, 58, 52, 51 92.6
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 113 32, 18, 13, 15, 12 40.0
5 Human and Social Environment 122 19, 14, 5, 4, 3 19.0
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 120 12, 9, 5, 4, 5 16.1


 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Syria  
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