Top 7 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years

Top 7 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years

Intro

The top 7 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in North Africa and the Middle East that have invested in Private Equity stage over the last 4 years.

Amount of money raised in Private Equity funding rounds is $4.8B, which is 7.9% of the total amount of money raised in North Africa and the Middle East over the last 4 years.

Top 7 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is United Arab Emirates which hosts 3 funds. There are also funds from Israel, Turkey and Qatar. All funds are based in different cities. No city grouping tendencies were found in this sample. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and India. For 2 funds in the sample, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Social and Banking.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1976 and the newest one in 2017. In 2014 the most amount of funds were founded. 2021 holds the most deals for 3 VCs. 2020, 2019 and 2018 were also fruitful.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 2, the maximum is 220. Average number of funding rounds is 59.4 while median is 35.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 43. Average amount of lead investments is 11.7 while median is 7.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 7. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -18.62 and 24.06 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 4.09 and the median is 4.48. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 6 – 7 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is more than 1 billion. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 17.42 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 4.81 and median is 2.22.
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