Middle East & Africa

"Encompassing a huge geographical area, there are over 40 countries comprising the Middle East and Africa zone. With the region accounting for over 60% of the world’s reserves of oil and 45% of its natural gas reserves, its performance, politics investment is key to economic stability on a global level."

Middle East & Africa in Q1 2014

Deal targeting in the Middle East & Africa region slumped by 50% in the quarter, with the total deal value amounting to US$6.3bn. This shows:

 

  • The quarter was the lowest valued for nearly five years

  • The Energy and Resources segment remains the single strongest sector

  • Consumer sector investment also appears to be in good health

  • Outbound activity is increasing in the region

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Middle East & Africa

  • Total value – US$6.3bn

  • The top three deals had a combined value of US$3bn - almost half the region’s value

 

Top three Middle East & Africa (US) deals (Q1 2014):

  • Sonangol (Angola) 15% Minority Stake in Angola Block (Angola) (E&R) US$0.8bn

  • Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co (Qatar) 37.34% Minority Stake in Barwa Bank (Qatar) (Financial) US$0.7bn

  • Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (UAE) Acquisition of Palm Utilities (UAE)  (E&R) US$0.5bn

 

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Middle East & Africa

"Encompassing a huge geographical area, there are over 40 countries comprising the Middle East and Africa zone. With the region accounting for over 60% of the world’s reserves of oil and 45% of its natural gas reserves, its performance, politics investment is key to economic stability on a global level."

Middle East & Africa in Q1 2014

Deal targeting in the Middle East & Africa region slumped by 50% in the quarter, with the total deal value amounting to US$6.3bn. This shows:

 

  • The quarter was the lowest valued for nearly five years

  • The Energy and Resources segment remains the single strongest sector

  • Consumer sector investment also appears to be in good health

  • Outbound activity is increasing in the region

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Middle East & Africa

  • Total value – US$6.3bn

  • The top three deals had a combined value of US$3bn - almost half the region’s value

 

Top three Middle East & Africa (US) deals (Q1 2014):

  • Sonangol (Angola) 15% Minority Stake in Angola Block (Angola) (E&R) US$0.8bn

  • Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co (Qatar) 37.34% Minority Stake in Barwa Bank (Qatar) (Financial) US$0.7bn

  • Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (UAE) Acquisition of Palm Utilities (UAE)  (E&R) US$0.5bn

 

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