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

Middle East  
Rank: 5 · Score: 56.1  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 98.8   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 1,872.8   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 18,953.7   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) -4.4   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 5 120, 120, 120, 120, 120 56.1
1 Economic Activity 5 120, 120, 119, 120, 120 71.9
2 Depth of Capital Market 5 120, 120, 120, 120, 120 54.5
3 Taxation 6 120, 120, 119, 119, 119 88.9
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 6 119, 119, 119, 119, 119 69.3
5 Human and Social Environment 5 120, 120, 120, 120, 120 36.6
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 6 119, 119, 119, 119, 119 51.8


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Middle East  
World
 
 
 
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
North America 95.0 95.8 100.2 101.5 89.3 94.3
Australasia 83.2 80.7 101.8 107.4 56.0 82.3
Western Europe 79.3 71.1 106.4 89.8 57.5 79.0
Asia 81.8 66.0 91.7 76.7 42.9 62.8
Middle East 71.9 54.5 88.9 69.3 36.6 51.8
Eastern Europe 68.6 45.5 95.1 71.2 33.9 55.8
Latin America 62.4 28.5 82.2 59.0 26.5 35.9
Africa 62.4 28.5 82.2 59.0 26.5 35.9
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021