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

Lebanon  
Rank: 84 · Score: 37.6  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 6.8   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 12.5   M&A volume (quartile) 2nd
GDP per capita (US$) 1,834.8   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) -25.0   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 84 47, 48, 43, 44, 41 37.6
1 Economic Activity 91 49, 51, 43, 38, 34 62.7
2 Depth of Capital Market 82 48, 50, 45, 46, 43 23.2
3 Taxation 74 64, 63, 58, 54, 51 91.0
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 110 20, 20, 20, 20, 15 43.4
5 Human and Social Environment 90 42, 39, 35, 30, 35 25.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 66 66, 67, 61, 59, 59 47.4


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Lebanon  
Middle East
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
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
Syria 57.3 8.1 83.6 33.6 9.9 23.7
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021