Investors located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have participated in deals to back 14 unicorn companies each valued at $1B+ in private markets around the world, since 2009.
Investors located in MENA are increasingly active funding private technology companies around the world. As they seek to diversify their portfolios, they are also helping develop new startup hubs within the region, attracting international investors into these areas, and putting their own stamp on startups around the globe.
In this brief we take a closer look at the investment activity coming out of the MENA region and identify forward-looking trends to keep an eye on as the region’s investors continue to make an impact in the global private markets.
Highlights from our analysis include:
- Global investment activity
- US investment activity
- Investment activity in the rest of the world (excl. US and MENA)
- MENA investment activity
- Forward-looking trends