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

Kuwait  
Rank: 59 · Score: 51.9  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 4.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 2nd
GDP (US$ billions) 104.0   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 23,289.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) -8.1   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 59 66, 69, 66, 68, 66 51.9
1 Economic Activity 50 77, 89, 50, 78, 75 76.2
2 Depth of Capital Market 44 79, 82, 78, 79, 81 61.2
3 Taxation 85 46, 45, 44, 38, 40 85.8
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 69 52, 54, 50, 56, 56 64.1
5 Human and Social Environment 80 55, 43, 39, 47, 45 28.1
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 85 45, 47, 48, 52, 40 39.0


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Kuwait  
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
United Arab Emirates 83.4 69.0 25.6 93.3 47.5 60.3
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
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021