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Spotlight on Industrial IoT and Logistic Technology Investments in the GCC
Spotlight on Industrial IoT and Logistic Technology Investments in the GCC Investors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have invested $11 billion in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) sector,...
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Sportswear Investments in the Middle East
Sportswear Investments in the Middle East The Middle Eastern sportswear market was valued at $5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...
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Cross Border Investments: The Middle East and China
The Middle East and China This report investigates cross-border investments made between the Middle East and China since 2020. The Middle East serves as a strategic economic hub due to...
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Fintech Capital Market Activity in the Middle East and Southeast Asia
Fintech Capital Market Activity in the Middle East and Southeast Asia The fintech industry in the Middle East and Southeast Asia is poised for strong growth. Innovative payment processors, financial...
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Middle Eastern Investors and USA Startups
Middle Eastern Investors and USA Startups Fintech as a sector increased its cross-border capital market activity in 2021. The first 10 months of 2021 saw a 300% increase in capital...
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USA Investors and Middle Eastern Startups
USA Investors and Middle Eastern Startups Middle Eastern fintech companies have experienced a boom in capital market activity since the start of 2021 and the reopening of the global economy....
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Global Trade Analysis: The Role of the GCC in Long-Term MENA Development (5/5)
Global Trade Analysis: The Role of the GCC in Long-Term MENA Development Part 5 of 5 The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the...
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Global Trade Analysis: Food Independence in the MENA Region (Part 4 of 5)
Global Trade Analysis: Food Independence in the MENA Region (Part 4 of 5) So far this series has covered the MENA region’s global import and export position, the dynamics between...
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Global Trade Analysis: Fuel Dependency in the MENA Region (Part 3 of 5)
Global Trade Analysis: Fuel Dependency in the MENA Region (Part 3 of 5) Fuel has been, is, and will continue to be the MENA region’s most dominant export category. MENA...
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Global Trade Analysis: UAE and KSA Imports and Exports (Part 2 of 5)
Global Trade Analysis: UAE and KSA Imports and Exports (Part 2 of 5) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the two most dominant...
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Global Trade Analysis: MENA Imports and Exports (Part 1 of 5)
Global Trade Analysis: MENA Imports and Exports (Part 1 of 5) This is the beginning of J&A’s five-part series on global trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)....
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Part 5: The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Framework for Success in the Region
The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Framework for Success in the Region Part 5 of 5 The market in Saudi Arabia is large and can generate significant rewards for companies that...
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Part 4: The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Manufacturing and Healthcare
The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Manufacturing and Healthcare Part 4 of 4 Manufacturing and healthcare are expected to account for 24% of Saudi Arabia’s GDP compound annual growth rate into...
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Part 3: The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Trade and Finance
The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Trade and Finance Part 3 of 3 Finance and trade are expected to make up 13% of the kingdom’s GDP compound annual growth rate into...
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Part 2: The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Part 2 of 2 There are eight sectors that are expected to account for the majority of KSA’s economic growth into...
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Part 1: The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Competitive Advantages
The Rise of Saudi Arabia: Competitive Advantages Part 1 of 1 This is the first part of our series on the rise of Saudi Arabia. This five-part series will review...
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Why the GCC is Emerging as a Hub for Global Cross-Border Deals
Why the GCC is Emerging as a Hub for Global Cross-Border Deals The GCC has traditionally been a hub for trade, thanks to its central location as well as strong...
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Global Trade Analysis: MENA, UAE, and KSA 
Global Trade Analysis: MENA, UAE, and KSA MENA Imports and Exports This article focuses on imports and exports for the MENA region as they relate to other major economies, the...
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How to Perform a Disciplined Sell-Side M&A Process to Maximize Results
How to Perform a Disciplined Sell-Side M&A Process to Maximize Results A Step-by-Step Guide to the Sell-Side M&A Process The sell-side M&A process is long and complex. Bringing a company...
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MENA Investment Series: Strategies for Bringing Innovation to MENA (3 of 3)
MENA Investment Series: Strategies for Bringing Innovation to MENA Part 3 of 3 In the last installment of the Middle East Investment Series, we detailed the recent venture funding in the...
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MENA Investment Series: VC Funding by Industry and Vertical (2 of 3)
MENA Investment Series: VC Funding by Industry and Vertical Part 2 of 3 Last month we highlighted the growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) investment space. In this...
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MENA Investment Series: Breadth and Depth (1 of 3)
MENA Investment Series: Breadth and Depth Part 1 of 3 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) private equity and venture capital investments are on the rise. Over the coming months,...
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Using Intangibles to Make Better Buy-Side Decisions
Using Intangibles to Make Better Buy-Side Decisions Jahani and Associates analyzed over 60 health insurance M&A transactions to determine the most important assets for the buy-side strategy. The results show...
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Enhance Your Company’s Strategic Assets to Increase Value
Enhance Your Company’s Strategic Assets to Increase Value What are a Company’s Strategic Assets? A company’s strategic assets sit at the intersection of tangible and intangible assets and create recurring...
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