FIGURE 15: PERCENT NUMBER OF CORPORATE INVESTORS BY GEOGRAPHY
More than half (62%) of the region’s corporate investors are Gcc-based, with UAE topping the list at 44% followed by Saudi Arabia at 18%. Lebanon, compared to last year’s data, has quickly caught up and is now standing at 18%, similar to Saudi Arabia. The majority of Lebanon’s corporate investors became active in 2016; whereas Saudi Arabia did not see new corporate investors becoming active in 2016. Dubai is quickly outpacing the MENA region in the establishment of new active corporate investors especially with the activation of four new corporate investors in 2016.