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

Bahrain  
Rank: 67 · Score: 49.2  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 1.4   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 34.7   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 24,414.4   Venture capital investments (quartile) 2nd
GDP growth (per cent) -5.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 67 71, 68, 64, 60, 58 49.2
1 Economic Activity 82 54, 57, 55, 44, 43 67.4
2 Depth of Capital Market 67 69, 71, 66, 61, 58 45.0
3 Taxation 61 77, 75, 75, 67, 64 95.3
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 51 76, 74, 70, 64, 74 71.6
5 Human and Social Environment 52 82, 76, 70, 67, 73 33.7
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 82 48, 46, 46, 45, 43 39.8


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Bahrain  
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
Saudi Arabia 83.2 72.6 87.1 77.3 40.6 43.4
Qatar 79.1 47.7 93.9 46.1 42.4 49.5
Kuwait 76.2 61.2 85.8 64.1 28.1 39.0
Bahrain 67.4 45.0 95.3 71.6 33.7 39.8
Oman 62.8 55.7 84.8 65.9 36.2 30.8
Jordan 61.4 44.9 93.5 50.9 35.5 44.2
Lebanon 62.7 23.2 91.0 43.4 25.8 47.4
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021