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GPCA partners strategically with the Middle East Venture Capital Association (MEVCA), the leading platform in the region for Growth and Venture Capital investors. Through this partnership, GPCA brings global industry players to meet with the MEVCA community and co-sponsors practitioner-led training programs in the region.

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Members can access GPC Analytics for a ten-year archive of Middle East private capital transactions and data cuts.

Research Team

Jeff Schlapinski, Managing Director, Research

Tatia Dzaptashvili, Analyst, Research

Middle East Research

2024 Trends in Global Tech

21 March 2024
GPCA markets are searching for a new normal. After an unprecedented wave of activity during COVID-19, venture capital (VC) deal value and count fell for the second straight year in… Read More

Tracking Cross-Border Private Capital: New Links Between Asia and the Middle East

27 February 2024
Strengthening diplomatic relations, economic integration and strategic technology transfers are reshaping the private capital investment landscape between the Middle East and Asia. Investors and portfolio companies in Asia are increasingly… Read More

2024 Industry Data & Analysis

20 February 2024
GPCA’s 2024 Industry Data & Analysis features in-depth private capital data, commentary and analysis on key trends across global markets.   Key data takeaways:   Overall private capital deal value across GPCA’s markets… Read More

2023 Trends in Global Tech

21 February 2023
Overview GPCA’s annual Trends in Global Tech report traces venture capital flows across Africa, India, China, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Amidst a… Read More

2023 Industry Data & Analysis

21 February 2023
Private capital investment activity across GPCA’s markets remained strong by historical standards in 2022, with fund managers deploying USD208b.  Overall deal value declined 22% from 2021, yet 2022 was still… Read More

2022 MENA Data Insight

7 September 2022
The global digital revolution has breathed new life into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) private capital industry following a long stretch of low activity. Additional analysis includes: A… Read More

2022 Global Private Capital Industry Data & Analysis

16 February 2022
GPCA Members can log in to download the complete 2022 Industry Data & Analysis Excel file. GPCA data through year-end 2021 across Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle… Read More

Mid-Year 2021 Global Private Capital Industry Data & Analysis

16 September 2021
GPC 1H 2021 data on fundraising, investment and exit activity across Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle East   Key data takeaways:   All major markets posted year-over-year gains… Read More

2021 Climate Data Insight

2 November 2021
Based on GPCA’s newly developed taxonomy of climate-dedicated businesses, the 2021 Climate Data Insight covers climate-focused private capital activity in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the… Read More

2021 Trends In Global Tech

25 May 2021
Investments in Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and the Middle East EMPEA’s 2021 report on global venture investment traces venture capital (VC) flows across Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and… Read More

2021 Data Insights

31 March 2021
Data Insights The 2021 Data Insights feature data and analysis on private capital activity in China, India, Southeast Asia, Africa and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) through year-end 2020. This year, members also have access to LAVCA’s… Read More

Middle East Data Insight (Mid-Year 2019)

27 September 2019
EMPEA Members, log in and click through for your exclusive access to the detailed report and underlying data. The private capital space in the Middle East has undergone a transformation over the… Read More

Middle East Data Insight (Year-End 2018)

11 March 2019
  EMPEA Members, log in and click through for your exclusive access to the detailed report and underlying data.  Managers deployed USD516 million in the Middle East in 2018, representing a 102%… Read More

Africa and Middle East: An Overview of Select Markets’ Government Response to COVID-19 and State-Sponsored Relief Programs

8 June 2020
Contributed by EMPEA Leadership Circle and Legal and Regulatory Council member, Debevoise & Plimpton Read More

2019 Global Limited Partners Survey

3 May 2019
The 15th annual edition of EMPEA’s Global Limited Partners Survey features the views of 104 limited partners (LPs) on the current conditions and outlook for emerging market private equity (EM… Read More

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Gulf Capital closes strategic sale of AmCan

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