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

United Arab Emirates  
Rank: 29 · Score: 69.1  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 9.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 348.7   M&A volume (quartile) 3rd
GDP per capita (US$) 38,749.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 1.3   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 29 94, 98, 97, 96, 96 69.1
1 Economic Activity 37 105, 113, 101, 109, 88 82.9
2 Depth of Capital Market 36 87, 92, 96, 93, 89 66.6
3 Taxation 123 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 27.5
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 24 87, 98, 99, 100, 101 80.9
5 Human and Social Environment 14 111, 112, 112, 111, 111 80.1
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 37 88, 89, 87, 88, 88 65.1


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
United Arab Emirates  
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