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On the MENA private equity puzzle: insights and recommendations

Al-Abduljader, Sulaiman (2018) On the MENA private equity puzzle: insights and recommendations. The Journal of Private Equity, 21 (3). pp. 38-52. ISSN 1096-5572

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Identification Number: 10.3905/jpe.2018.21.3.038


This article analyzes the Middle East and North African private equity markets by incorporating key aspects representing four main clusters: governance, regulatory/legal frameworks, management, and finance. Using a convergent interviewing technique to explore 352 institutions across 13 countries in the region, the findings present specific contributions concerning all four clusters. The results guided the design of a systematic post-acquisition approach to value creation beyond financial engineering that is perceived to be more applicable to emerging markets, given the current evolving regulatory frameworks. Lastly, the author presents policy recommendations for establishing an active alternative investments market. The results reveal the need to depart from stand-alone, country-specific, government-owned SME exchanges into a regional, partially privatized Alternative Investments Market.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Pageant Media Ltd
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 15:09
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 06:52

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